Shiism


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Shi·ism

also Shi·'ism  (shē′ĭz′əm)
n.
The religion or doctrines of the Shiites.

Shiism

(ˈʃiːɪzəm)
n
(Islam) Islam the beliefs and practices of Shiah

Shiism

the doctrines and practices of Shi’a, one of the two major branches of Islam, regarding Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad, as the Prophet’s legitimate successor. See also Sunnism. — Shiite, n., adj.
See also: Islam
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Noun1.Shiism - the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
Ismailism - the branch of Shiism noted for its esoteric philosophy
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Shiism was banned in 1996, but Shiites are allowed to worship privately.
Ismail claimed that they would do so under the pretext of spreading Shiism in Egypt.
When asked what is the interpretation of the principle of "absolute guardianship of the jurist", Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued a fatwa and maintained: "According to Shiism, all Muslims have to obey the order of the guardian jurist and submit to his commands.
el-Rufai, who spoke to select journalists on Monday, said IMN leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was not practising the doctrine of Shiism.
The Wahhabi ideology, an extremist version of Sunni Islam that is promoted almost only in Saudi Arabia, sees all other faiths - from other interpretations of Sunni Islam to Shiism, Christianity and Judaism - as blasphemy, meaning that their followers should be decapitated as nonbelievers.
Khartoum State and the Embassy of Saudi Arabia train imams of mosques to face Shiism.
The Syria branch of the Mahdi Scouts Association provides children with military training similar to training in military units, as well as instilling religious education, especially in the minds of children through attending religious classes in Shiite mosques, where they are introduced to the Shiite ideology, and where the ideas of revenge and Shiism are implanted in their minds.
Iran is a stronghold of the Shi'a Muslim faith, with the lion share of its population following Shiism and a strong influence of its religious leaders in politics.
They are believed to have converted to Twelver Shiism, which is followed by Iran, but insist that Tehran does not meddle in Yemeni affairs.
The origins of the Houthi movement date to 1991, when it was created to protect Zaidism, a moderate form of Shiism, from the encroachment of Sunni Islamists.
One slogan accused the Houthis, who adhere to a sect of Shiism, of being clients of mostly Shiite Iran, while another said they were colluding with Hadi's predecessor, longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The primary reason for this failure is that the political and bureaucratic powers in Ankara do not understand the transformation from Shiism into the Alevi-Bektashi faith in Iraq.