Shia Muslim

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Noun1.Shia 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
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Drawing from the South Indian Shia Muslim experience, specifically Hyderabad, religious scholar DAESouza, choosing an empirical approach, provides Muslim women the opportunity to define and describe their religious experiences and perceptions--much of which she found lacking in scholarly sources and devalued in the writings of many male religious leaders and religious studies scholars.
It may be hard to believe, but Rabbi Avraham Sinai's journey to the holy city of Tzfat in northern Israel, where he lives today with his family, included a prolonged stint as a Hizbullah terrorist.In his previous life, 52-year-old Rabbi Sinai was a Shia Muslim living in Lebanon.
The speech, marking the Shia Muslim religious holiday of Eid Al Ghadir, was posted on his website, where he has also published video footage showing his recovery from a recent prostate surgery.
A CARDIFF-born jihadist has gone on Twitter to boast about militants killing more than 250 Shia Muslim soldiers in Syria Nasser Muthana posted a message telling how he could "confirm the news that the brothers counted at least 250 dead nusayri (Shia) soldiers that they sent to hell, news came from airbase control room."
Members of Pakistan's Shia Muslim community were digging Monday through the rubble of a massive car bombing in Karachi.
Shia Muslim Hazaras are furious at what they see as a lack of protection from local and national forces, in the face of repeated attacks.
Thousands of supporters of Bahrain's largely Shia Muslim opposition demonstrated peacefully yesterday near Manama, calling for democratic reform, witnesses said.
ALL 39 Americans being held captive by the Shia Muslim Amal militia in Lebanon were released, after almost three weeks in captivity.
DUBAI: Saudi security forces killed a young protester and wounded three in the kingdom's oil-producing Eastern Province, home to a large Shia Muslim minority, websites and activists said on Friday.
The attack targeted a Shia Muslim procession calling for solidarity with Palestinians.
A Chameleon's Tale: True Stories of a Global Refugee is the true-life memoir of author Mo Tejani, an Indian Shia Muslim by ancestry who was forced out of Idi Amin's Uganda in 1972.
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