Shiah Islam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Shiah Islam one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran
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Usage

In literature:

The struggle between Shiah and Sunni was dividing the world of Islam.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
Borrowing so much from the Shiah sects, its fundamental basis in philosophic thought is inferior even to Islam.
"Bahaism and Its Claims" by Samuel Graham Wilson
In religion they are fanatical Moslems of the Shiah sect, but combine relics of nature worship with the tenets of Islam.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird
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In poetry:

Aha! Friend Amir Ali! it is Duty
To rid the World from Shiah dogs like thee,
They are but ill-placed moles on Islam's beauty,
Such as the Faithful cannot calmly see!
"This Month The Almonds Bloom At Kandahar" by Laurence Hope