Twelvers

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Twelvers, or Twelver Shia's (Arabic: اثنا عشرية ‎شيعة) are Shia Muslims that believe that God appointed twelve guides after Prophet Muhammad. These are:

About 85% of Shia Muslims are Twelvers. Most of them can be found in Iran (90%), Iraq (65%), Azerbaijan (85%), Lebanon (35%), Kuwait (35%), Saudi Arabia (10-15%),[1] and Bahrain (80%). There are large minorities in Pakistan (20%) and Afghanistan (18%).

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  1. "International Crisis Group. The Shiite Question in Saudi Arabia, Middle East Report N°45, 19 September 2005" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 1 April 2009.