(used with a plural verb) the Shiʿites.
(used with a singular verb) Shiʿite.
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How to use Shiʿah in a sentence
The struggle between Shiah and Sunni was dividing the world of Islam.
Most of the Persian trade with Baghdad and thousands of Shiah pilgrims annually pass through it.
To make a pilgrimage to Kerbela, or to rest finally in its holy dust, or both, 36 constitutes the ambition of every Shiah.
In religion they are fanatical Moslems of the Shiah sect, but combine relics of nature worship with the tenets of Islam.
He had listened to the history of the caliphate; he yearned toward Ali and his family; he became in heart a Shiah.
British Dictionary definitions for Shiah
one of the two main branches of Islam (the other being the Sunni), making up a tenth or more of the entire Muslim population, and forming the majority in Iran and Iraq, which regards Mohammed's cousin Ali and his successors as the true imams
another name for Shiite
designating or characteristic of this sect or its beliefs and practices
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