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Sam Asgahri is a Shiite Muslim

Sam Asghari’s religion once again became a topic of discussion online when the model filed for divorce from pop singer Britney Spears.

Although he has not publicaly talked about his religious believes, his background leaves little doubt that he is a Muslim by birth.

His family background and surname suggests that he comes from a Shiite Muslim family.

A Shiite is a person who belongs to one of the two main branches of Islam. A Shiite is a Muslim who follows specific religious traditions. Shiites are the second-largest branch of Islam, after Sunnis. A Shiite believes that Mohammed’s son-in-law, Ali, was his legitimate successor as political and religious leader.

Asghari is derived from Asghar, the grandson of Ali, and the youngest martyr of the battle of Karbala.

Sam Asghari was born on March 3, 1994, in Tehran, Iran to an Iranian Father and Mother Fatima Asghari.

He moved to the United States at the age of 12 with his family and grew up in Northridge, but his heritage suggests that he might have been raised in the Muslim faith

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