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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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.