Shia Muslim

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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  • The suicide blast targeted the funeral of a Shia Muslim man who gunned down on Thursday.
  • To the east was the Afghan Taliban, a regime that espoused a ruthless brand of Sunni Islam and viewed Iran's Shia Muslim leaders as heretics.
  • At least 30 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide bombing on a Shia Muslim march in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
  • What sets it apart is Mr Allawi's angle of vision, as a thoughtful Shia Muslim intellectual, loyal to his community but determined to be fair-minded .
  • Although you will often see his name prefaced with "dissident cleric," that does a great disservice to his more appropriate title, grand ayatollah - the highest rank achievable by Shia Muslim scholars - and the decades upon decades of study, thought, research, teaching and writing required to earn it. CounterPunch
  • Imam Ali is the fourth caliph to the Muslim, to the Sunni Muslims, and he is the first successor of the Prophet according to the Shia Muslims.
  • So far, none of the potential independent candidates are drawn from the Alawi community, a Shia Muslim group sometimes described as harbouring more loyalty for the regime than the Sunni Muslim majority. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • Imam Ali, the prophet's son-in-law, is regarded by Shia Muslims as the heir to Mohammed's spiritual authority.
  • To the east was the Afghan Taliban, a regime that espoused a ruthless brand of Sunni Islam and viewed Iran's Shia Muslim leaders as heretics.
  • Police in Pakistan say a suicide bomb at a Shia Muslim procession in the city of Quetta has killed at least 50 people.
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