Shiah
Shiah \Shi"ah\, n. Same as {Shiite}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shiah — Shiite Shi ite, Shiah Shi ah, n. [Ar. sh[=i] a[=i]a follower of the sect of Ali, fr. sh[=i] at, sh[=i] ah, a multitude following one another in pursuit of the same object, the sect of Ali, fr. sh[=a] a to follow.] A member of that branch of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shiah — noun 1 the Shiah the Shiite branch of the Muslim religion 2 (C) a Shiite …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Shiah — Shi·ah or Shi·a also Shi·‘ah or Shi·‘a (shēʹə) Islam n. 1. (used with a pl. verb) The Shiites. 2. (used with a sing. verb) A Shiite. adj. Shiite.   [Arabic šī‘a, following …   Universalium

  • Shiah — n. the Shiites; a Shiite …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shiah — /ˈʃiə/ (say sheeuh) noun 1. one of the two great religious divisions of Islam, which regards Ali (the son in law of Mohammed) as the latter s legitimate successor and rejects the first three caliphs together with the Sunnite books. Compare Sunni… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Shiah — n. one of the two main branches of Islam, esp. in Iran, that rejects the first three Sunni Caliphs and regards Ali as Muhammad s first successor. Etymology: Arab. si a party (of Ali, Muhammad s cousin and son in law) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shiah Islam — noun one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran • Syn: ↑Shiah, ↑Shia • Hypernyms: ↑sect, ↑religious sect, ↑religious order • Member Holonyms: ↑Islam, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mohammed and Mohammedanism —     Mohammed and Mohammedanism     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Mohammed and Mohammedanism     I. THE FOUNDER     Mohammed, the Praised One , the prophet of Islam ( see Islam (Concept) ) and the founder of Mohammedanism, was born at Mecca (20… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Islam —     Mohammed and Mohammedanism     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Mohammed and Mohammedanism     I. THE FOUNDER     Mohammed, the Praised One , the prophet of Islam ( see Islam (Concept) ) and the founder of Mohammedanism, was born at Mecca (20… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mohammed and Mohammedanism (Islam) —     Mohammed and Mohammedanism     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Mohammed and Mohammedanism     I. THE FOUNDER     Mohammed, the Praised One , the prophet of Islam ( see Islam (Concept) ) and the founder of Mohammedanism, was born at Mecc …   Catholic encyclopedia

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