Shiite Muslim


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Noun1.Shiite 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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The law gives interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, a Shiite Muslim, the right, after he receives unanimous approval from the Presidential Council, to assign curfews to specific areas, to conduct cordon and search operations and detain individuals with weapons on them.
A number of influential Shiite Muslim leaders in Iraq are calling for a theocracy similar to the one established in Iran, according to press reports.
servicemen died in an explosion set off by a Shiite Muslim suicide truck bomber on Oct.
Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that it had executed the prominent Shiite Muslim cleric.
The incident comes just two days after triple blasts during a Shiite Muslim procession in Lahore left 34 dead.
It employed language often used by Sunni Arab militants to describe the Shiite Muslim majority that has dominated the Iraqi government since the U.
Summary: At least 30 people were killed and more than 60 wounded on Friday in a suicide attack at a funeral procession for an assassinated local Shiite Muslim leader in northwest Pakistan, police said.
A BOMB exploded at a Shiite Muslim mosque packed with worship pers in Karachi,Pakistan, yesterday,killing at least 14 people and wounding scores of others in a suspected suicide attack.
The police recruits - all members of Pakistan's Shiite Muslim minority - were riding in a pickup truck on Sunday when two assailants on motorbikes opened fire on them.
Conservative candidates won at least 70 of the 86 seats in the Assembly, which appoints and supervises Iran's supreme leader, the senior Shiite Muslim ayatollah who has significantly more power than the nation's elected president.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Arabia announced Saturday that it has executed prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
BAy[currency]DAT (CyHAN)- Twin suicide bombings killed 31 people after midday prayers at a Shiite Muslim religious centre in Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest in violence sparking fears of a revival of full-blown sectarian bloodshed.