Definition of Shi'ite Muslim
1. Noun. A member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs.
Group relationships: Shia, Shiah, Shiah Islam
Generic synonyms: Moslem, Muslim
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shi'ite Muslim
Literary usage of Shi'ite Muslim
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1. Enforcing Restraint: Collective Intervention in Internal Conflicts by Lori Fisler Damrosch (1993)
"Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim population is diverse, however, and most Shi'ites do not seek separation from Iraq. Rather, they desire greater political and economic ..."
2. Wake Up the Lord Is Returning by Alf Droy (2002)
"Sultan Hamid (a Shi'ite Muslim) had favoured the House of Saud, who placed his sons as his representative governors, in what had been Babylon, ..."
3. Terrorism And The Public Safety: Report Of The Senate Special Committee On by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"... group active today in Lebanon and elsewhere—the Islamic Jihad group within the Shi'ite Muslim sect-originates from the Medieval Assassins cult. ..."