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also Shi·'ite  (shē′īt′)
A member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali and his descendants as the legitimate successors to Muhammad and rejects the first three caliphs.
Of or relating to the Shiites or their branch of Islam.

[Arabic šī'a, partisans; see Shia.]

Shi·it′ic (-ĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(ˈʃiːaɪt) or


(Islam) an adherent of Shiah
(Islam) of or relating to Shiah
Shiitic adj
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or Shi•ite

(ˈʃi aɪt) also


(ʃiˈi, ˈʃi i)

a member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam that regards Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad, as the legitimate successor of Muhammad, and disregards the three caliphs who succeeded him.
Compare Sunni (def. 1).
Shi•'ism (ˈʃi ɪz əm) n.
Shi•'it•ic (ʃiˈɪt ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shiite - a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
Shia, Shiah, Shiah Islam - one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
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thuộc dòng Shiite


Shi'ite [ˈʃiːaɪt]
A. Nchiíta mf
B. ADJchiíta
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nChiite mf
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nSchiit(in) m(f)
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[ˈʃiːaɪt] adj, nsciita (m/f)
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شِيعِيّ šíitský shiitisk shiitisch Σιίτης chií šiialainen chiite šiitski sciita シーア派の信徒の 시아파의 sjiiet sjiamuslim szyicki xiita шиитский shiamuslimsk นิกายชิอะต์ Şii thuộc dòng Shiite 什叶派的
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References in periodicals archive ?
Twelve Infallible Men: The Imams and the Making of Shi'ism. By MATTHEW PIERCE.
'When Shi'ism was criticised, it was not a proper intellectual criticism.
Andrews) describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi'ism evolved as different sects during the Abbasid caliphate, and how the rivalry between the Sunni Ottomans and Shi'i Safavids ensured that the split would continue into the modern age.
The Alawites form a liberal branch of Shi'ism and its religious leaders regard Ja'fari Shi'ism as "too dominant" or "oppressive".
And the different parts of Ja'fari Shi'ism itself are divided.
It was during the Safavid period (1501-1722) that Twelver Shi'ism gradually transformed from a minority sect into Iran's official religion, says Moazzen, and a major part of that was the flowering of Shi'i education and literature.
He seems to have a somewhat confused understanding of the various strands of Shi'ism and sees the Isma'ili branch as having originated with the Fatimids, when in fact the Fatimids were just one group that grew out of the Isma'ili movement.
Many members of the state-employed clergy have long taught that Shi'ism is heretical.
The most dangerous of these is the Arab-Persian conflict which runs far deeper than the Sunni-Shi'ite divide or the one between Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi Sunnism and Iran's Safawi Shi'ism. The roots of the Arab-Persian conflict date back to ancient times.
The Safawis then were converted into Ja'fari (Twelver) Shi'ism.
That was where Ali ibn Abu-Taleb, the Prophet Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law founded Shi'ism in 632 AD.
Nor was Ansarullah' strategy explained to the public beyond its broad the Jarudiya interpretation of Zaidi Shi'ism.