Shi'a, or the Shiites, represent the second largest denomination of Islam. Shia Muslims believe that just as a prophet is appointed by God alone, only God has the prerogative to appoint the successor to his prophet. They believe God chose Ali to be Muhammad's successor, infallible, the first caliph.

Bonuses Edit

  • +100.0% Chance of a New Heir
  • +10.0% Morale of Armies

Mechanics Edit

Shi'a is in the Muslim religion group, Sunni and Ibadi are considered heretics. Every other religion will be considered heathens.

Muslim religions have a piety slider. The two ends of the slider are Pious and Lack of Piety. Each have Bonuses. Bonuses are partially received and are increased as the percentage increases. However you only receive one type of bonus at a time. So it is preferable to be at either 100% pious or 100% unpious and not anywhere in between. Piety changes at rulers death.

Being Pious:

  • +3.0% Missionary Strength
  • +10.0% Morale of Armies
  • +20.0% Fort Defense

Lack of Piety:

  • +20.0% National Tax Modifier
  • +20.0% National Manpower Modifier
  • -10.0% Technology Cost

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