Shi'ite Muslim

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Shi'ite Muslim: Hezbollah, Taliban
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shi'ite Muslim - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
London-based Amnesty said 11 of those executed had been convicted of spying for the kingdom's arch-adversary, Shi'ite Muslim Iran, and sentenced to death in 2016.
Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia are arch-rivals in the Middle East and support opposing sides in the Syrian and Yemen conflicts.
Officials and witnesses say the bomber targeted a crowd during celebrations to mark the Persian new year, Nowruz, Wednesday near a Shi'ite Muslim neighborhood.
(TAP) - A Shi'ite Muslim judge abducted in eastern Saudi Arabia a year ago has been killed by his kidnappers, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday.
Shi'ite Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa March 26, 2015.
NNA - Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on worshippers at the entrance of a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Wednesday, killing an intelligence officer at the scene, police said.
The attacks targetted a Shi'ite Muslim mosque on the Atlas Street in central Kirkuk and gave an initial casualty toll of one killed and 16 wounded, the interior ministry said.
But in August Iraq asked Riyadh to replace Sabhan after his comments about Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs and the alleged persecution of Sunni Muslims angered local Shi'ite Muslim politicians and militia leaders.
Authorities also summoned a number of Shi'ite Muslim families who had installed banners and set up flags over their homes in commemoration of Ashura.
A blast claimed by Islamic State hit a Shi'ite Muslim mosque on Friday.
Salem formed Al-Sabirin, the only Palestinian Shi'ite Muslim movement, in 2014.