- a member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam that regards Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad, as the legitimate successor of Muhammad, and disregards the three caliphs who succeeded him.
Origin of Shiʿite
Examples from the Web for shiism
Contemporary Examples of shiism
Iran belongs to all Iranians; it cannot and must not be reduced to Islam, nor Islam to Shiism or Shiism to Khomeinism.The Nuclear Deal That Iran’s Regime Fears Most
November 22, 2014
Alawis are a very unique and distinct Muslim group, which mixes elements of Shiism and Christianity together.The Battle Within Syria: Who Will Win?
June 12, 2011
Historical Examples of shiism
These last matters, however, are rather excrescences than necessary parts of Shiism.The Future of Islam
Wilfred Scawen Blunt
- Islam the beliefs and practices of Shiah