Shi'ite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Shi'ite a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
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Usage

In literature:

There are four great centres of pilgrimage for Shi'ite Moslems in the vilayet, Samarra, Kazemain, a suburb of Bagdad, Kerbela and Nejef.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The population is estimated at about 200,000 almost exclusively Moslems, of whom three-quarters are Shi'ites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
But the Shi'ites were dissatisfied and even dared to give public utterance to their hostility.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
In their religious teaching they claimed to be Shi'ites; i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
You must understand that the queen and her family are Shi'ites, a Persian sect of Islam.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Orders were given that the Shi'ite peculiarities should be introduced into public worship.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
These men are the most fanatic Shi-ites, and it may cause some surprise that we became more intimately acquainted.
"Árminius Vambéry, his life and adventures" by Árminius Vambéry
Kerbela is a place of pilgrimage of the Shi'ite Moslems, and is only less sacred to them than Meshed 'Ali and Mecca.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

Bahrain uses teargas to disperse Shi'ites: witnesses.
Recently, on this stage we have dealt with the increasing tension between the Sunnis and the Shi'ites in the Middle East.
Iran to stop training and funding Shi'ite Muslim rebels who, along with.
Shi'ite Babtists (as Molly Ivins used to call them) were not only founded on 19th century support for slavery.
Car bomb kills seven foreign Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq.
At least seven Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims from Iran and.
Car bomb kills seven foreign Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq.
Bombs kill 30 in Iraq Shi'ite cities.
Bombs in two majority Shi'ite Muslim cities in southern Iraq killed 28 people on Thursday, police and hospital sources said, in an attack aimed at spreading sectarian strife in the country.
Explosions Rock Baghdad's Shi'ite Neighborhoods.
Adherents of Shia Islam are called Shi'ites or Shias .
Five killed in attack on Pakistan Shi'ite gathering, 90 hurt.
Suicide Bombing at Pakistan Shi'ite Rally Kills 43.
Pakistani officials say a suicide bombing killed at least 43 people Friday in the second attack on the country's Shi'ite minority this week.
The suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a Shi'ite rally expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people.
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