Shi'ite

NOUN
  1. 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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How To Use Shi'ite In A Sentence

  • From 1960 to 1970, Ayatollah Mohsen al-Hakim reigned supreme among the Shi'ites of Iraq, Iran and elsewhere.
  • Abu Ghraib, a hard-bitten town surrounded by lush farmland, is one of the trouble spots for American soldiers facing fierce challenges from both Sunni Muslim insurgents and radical Shi'ite militiamen.
  • Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims self-flagellate as they gather at the Imam Musa al-Kadhim Mosque in the Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad on July 7, 2010, to mark the death of the eighth century Imam.
  • Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims self-flagellate as they gather at the Imam Musa al-Kadhim Mosque in the Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad on July 7, 2010, to mark the death of the eighth century Imam.
  • Spokesmen for the Iraqi government and the movement of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr say the two sides agreed to a truce Saturday to end weeks of fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City.
  • The suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a Shi'ite rally expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people.
  • They fear that Sunnis, who are a minority in Iraq but have long-dominated Iraqi politics, will be marginalized by the country's majority Shi'ite Muslims.
  • The Iraqi government's council of ministers has voted to approve a three-year military pact with the United States, despite the bitter opposition of several hardline Shi'ite leaders.
  • RIYADH/SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni Shi'ite rebels are expected to hand over five captive Saudi soldiers in less than a week, a Saudi-owned newspaper reported on Sunday, following a 48-hour ultimatum set by Riyadh. Reuters: Top News
  • Authorities say most bombings have occurred in predominately Shi'ite areas. Deadly Explosions Rock Baghdad Neighborhoods
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