Shiah Islam

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Noun1.Shiah Islam - one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran
Islam, Muslimism - the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion; "Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia"
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
Shia Muslim, Shiite, Shi'ite, Shiite Muslim, 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
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Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today said that police would work with religious authorities to stop a group which has been distributing leaflets seen as promoting Shiah Islam.
* Iran: The constitution proclaims Shiah Islam the official religion.
(Uberoi's selective tendency is also apparent in his sections dealing with renunciation in Indian religious traditions and martyrdom in Shiah Islam. Nowhere do we find references to Patrick Olivelle's many works on sa[bar{m}]ny[bar{a}]sa or Mahmoud Ayoub's Redemptive Suffering in Isl[bar{a}]m: A Study of the Devotional Aspects of [[blank].sup.[subset]][[bar{A}]sh[bar{u}]r[bar{a}].sup.[contains]] in Twelver [Shi.sup.[subset]]ism, among others.) As one reads through the book, he cannot escape the impression that Uberoi is rather disdainful of contemporary scholars of Sikhism (Niharranjan Ray is the exception)--especially one non-Sikh specialist whom he often caricatures as "the Orientalist" throughout the final chapter of the text.