Ibadism the dominant school of Islam in Oman

Ibadism is a school of Islam that flourished in 657 AD, as a reaction to the the rule of the third caliph in Islam, Uthman ibn Affan. Unlike the more extreme Kharijites, the Ibadis rejected the murder of Uthman as well as the Kharijite belief that all Muslims holding differing viewpoints were infidels. Its strict adherence to the sharia in public and private matters has been described as puritanical, the character of their denomination is considered to be one of both moderation and tolerance toward other views and religions. Oman is the only country in the Muslim world with an Ibadi-majority population.

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