General notes on the Safavids for a PowerPoint presentation.
2nd Slide- Introduction
* Difference between the Sunni Ottomans and the Shi'a Safavids
* Sunni is the recognition of the 1st three successors to Muhammad
(Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman)
*The Shi'a believed that only the 4th successor ( Ali ) had the right to succeed the prophet.
The Safavid Dynasty had it's origins in a family of mystics and religious preachers
One of the sufis, Sail al-Din gave the dynasty its name and began a militant campaign to reform islam.
-- this gained increasing support
* Red Heads were Safavid's followers and were called that because of their distinctive headge…
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