In a Muslim State, Fear Sends Some Worship Underground

January 27, 2011

Author: Liz Gooch

Source: The New York Times

Like most Muslims in Malaysia, Mohammad Shah was raised according to the Sunni school of Islam. But when he was about 30, he said, he came to believe that Sunni teachings did not answer all of his questions about Islam. He began reading about the Shiite school of thought, the world’s second largest Islamic sect, and decided that “Sunni was not right for me.”