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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs.

Usage examples (31)
  • “We are witnessing a new cult in Shiism whose leaders claim to be connected to the imam,” says one regime insider.
  • The reason is that radical Shiism is on the march.
  • The situation is not just, though, Iran and Shiism.
  • Qom is the bastion of Shiism and Islamic scholarship in Iran. for more
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