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Shafiʿi

[shaf-ee-ee, shah-fee-ee]
noun
  1. one of the four schools of Islamic law, founded by al-Shafiʿi.
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Compare Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki.

Origin of Shafiʿi

< Arabic Shāfiʿī, derivative of name of founder al-Shāfiʿī
Related formsShaf·i·ʿite, noun
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