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Shi·ism

also Shi·'ism  (shē′ĭz′əm)
n.
The religion or doctrines of the Shiites.
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Shiism

(ˈʃiːɪzəm)
n
(Islam) Islam the beliefs and practices of Shiah
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Shiism

the doctrines and practices of Shi’a, one of the two major branches of Islam, regarding Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad, as the Prophet’s legitimate successor. See also Sunnism. — Shiite, n., adj.
See also: Islam
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shiism - the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
Ismailism - the branch of Shiism noted for its esoteric philosophy
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"The short-sighted tend to think that no one will attempt to do what they have done, and perhaps the terrorist leaders in Iran forget that their miserable attempts to "export the Islamic revolution" (of 1979) has been exposed to all by trying to sow sedition in Morocco and Egypt and deep into Africa." Iran is accused of trying to model some Arab countries after its post-Islamic Revolution state, and is often charged with trying to convert Sunnis in predominantly Sunni Muslim states like Egypt, Sudan, and Morocco to Shiism through financial rewards.
THE MAHDI, OR "WELL-ORIENTED" IMAM, IS A CENTRAL FIGURE WITHIN Shiism and its various branches.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, the Nigerian activist said imperial powers see it mandatory to eliminate Zakzaky, and "they view him as alpha and omega of Shiism, not only in Nigeria but in Africa at large".
'We, who practice the teachings of Sunnah Wal Jamaah (Sunni) should be good examples to those who practice Shiism, and they (Shiahs) should also understand the will of the majority of Muslims here.
Ismail claimed that they would do so under the pretext of spreading Shiism in Egypt.