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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KARACHI -- The Majlis-e-Wehdatul Muslimeen ( MWM ) Karachi on Sunday took out a protest rally from Numaish Chowrangi to Press Club in solidarity with MWM Chief Allama Raja Nasir Abbas who is sitting on Hunger Strike at Islamabad from last 17 days against unabated killings of Shiite Muslim, and inaction Of Govt and LEA's against killers and banned outfits
KUVEYT (CyHAN)- At least seven people were killed or wounded on Friday in a suicide bomb strike on a Shiite Muslim mosque, while the Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to media reports.
Bomb attacks in mainly Shiite Muslim areas of Iraq killed at least 73 people and wounded scores on Thursday, police and hospital sources said, raising fears of an increase in sectarian strife.
The authorities have warned the pro-reform opposition against using a two-day major Shiite Muslim religious mourning ritual on Dec.
US-BACKED Iraqi troops killed 250 insurgents allegedly plotting to kill pilgrims at a major Shiite Muslim religious festival during a day-long battle near Najaf.
Baghdad -- Daily reports of violence in Iraq focus chiefly on the war between Sunni and Shiite Muslim factions.
Talabani, a Kurd who opposes capital punishment, has permanently deputised Abdul-Mahdi, a Shiite Muslim, to sign on his behalf.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shiite Muslim cleric who had worked for years to overthrow the Shah, was still in exile in Paris, but vowing to return and form an Islamic government.
A SUICIDE attacker detonated a bomb near the home of a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric in Karachi, killing himself and triggering a riot by some of the cleric's supporters.
A SUSPECTED suicide bomb ripped through a Shiite Muslim procession in north-western Pakistan, killing at least six people, injuring 40 and sparking riots during the Muslim sect's most important holiday.
1991: The Shiite Muslim Revolutionary Justice Organisation freed British hostage Jackie Mann, who was kidnapped in May 1989.