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Shi'ite

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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117 words

Follower of Shi'a, the second‐largest branch of Islam. Shi'ites believe that the true successor of Muhammad was Ali, ...

Shi'ism, Shi'ites

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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2,065 words

From the Arabic Shī'a meaning “partisans”, in this case those of ʼAlī and his descendants by his wife Fātima, ...

Shii Islam

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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2003
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Religion
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759 words

Shii Muslims, the followers or party of Ali, believe that Muhammad's religious leadership, spiritual authority, and divine guidance ...

Shīʿī Islam

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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2009
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Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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[This entry contains two subentries: Historical Overview Modern Shīʿī Thought] ...

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