Shiites

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  • SHIITES —    a sect of the Mohammedans, who reject the SUNNA (q.v. SUNNITES) and championed the claims of Ali Mahommed s cousin and son in law to succeed to the Caliphate, and maintain the divine right of his descendants to represent the prophet in the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Shiites — n. member of the Shi a Islam, member of the Shiite branch of Islam (who belive that Ali, the cousin of Muhammad and his descendants are the true successors of Muhammad) adj. of or pertaining to the Shi a Islam; of or pertaining to the Shiite… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shiites in the Arab world — Islam is historically divided into two major sects: Sunni and Shī‘a Islam each having their own sub sects. Large number of Shī‘a Arab Muslims live in some Arab countries including Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, the UAE and… …   Wikipedia

  • History of Hezbollah — OriginsHezbollah originated within the Shiite block of Lebanon society, which has lived there for more than a millennium.Fact|date=February 2007 According to a United States Central Intelligence Agency estimate they include 41 percent of Lebanon… …   Wikipedia

  • ARAB WORLD, 1945–2006 — The Arab world is divided into four subregions: the Maghreb (morocco , tunisia , algeria , libya , Mauritania), the Nile Valley (egypt and Sudan), the Fertile Crescent (syria , lebanon , iraq , jordan , and the palestinian authority ), and the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 22 February 2006 al-Askari Mosque bombing — This article is about the bombing that took place in 2006. For the later bombing see 2007 al Askari Mosque bombing Infobox terrorist attack title=Al Askari Mosque 2006 bombing thumb|150px|Al Askari in 1916. caption=The Al Askari Mosque in 1916.… …   Wikipedia

  • Tahrif — (Arabic: ar. تحريف corruption, forgery ; the stem II verbal noun of the consonantal root ArabDIN|ḥrf , to make oblique ) is an Arabic term used by Muslims with regard to words, and more specifically with regard to what Islamic tradition supposes… …   Wikipedia

  • Abdullah bin Jabrain — is a leading Sunni cleric in Saudi Arabia and a member of the Senior Clerics Association. [http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/22/africa/ME GEN Saudi Shiites.php A top Saudi cleric declares Shiites to be infidels, calls on Sunnis to drive them …   Wikipedia

  • Sunni-Shia relations — Sunni and Shia (or Shiite) are the two major denominations of Islam. The demographic breakdown between the two groups is difficult to assess and varies by source, but a good approximation is that 85% of the world s muslims are Sunni, and 15% are… …   Wikipedia

  • Al-Qaeda in Iraq — Infobox War Faction name=Tanzim Qaidat al Jihad fi Bilad al Rafidayn (Organization of Jihad s Base in Mesopotamia) Al Qaeda in Iraq war=the Iraq War caption= leaders=Abu Musab al Zarqawi† Abu Hamza al Muhajir (Abu Ayyub al Masri) clans=… …   Wikipedia

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