[ shaf-ee-ee, shah-fee-ee ]
/ ˈʃæf i i, ˈʃɑ fi i /
one of the four schools of Islamic law, founded by al-Shafiʿi.
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Origin of Shafiʿi
< Arabic Shāfiʿī, derivative of name of founder al-Shāfiʿī
OTHER WORDS FROM ShafiʿiShaf·i·ʿite, noun
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