Definition of Shiism

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

Generic synonyms: Islam, Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism
Specialized synonyms: Ismailism



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shiism

Shiba Inu
Shibasaki
Shibley's sign
Shield of David
Shifts
Shiga
Shiga-Kruse bacillus
Shiga bacillus
Shiga like toxin
Shiga toxin
Shigella
Shigella dysentariae
Shih-Tzu
Shih Tzu
Shiism
Shiite
Shiite Muslim
Shiites
Shijiazhuang
Shikoku
Shillong
Shimabukuro
Shimane
Shimatari
Shimatario
Shimatarion
Shimchath Torah
Shimeji kininase
Shimer

Literary usage of Shiism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"Here, however, shiism has not been able to achieve its political ideals. ... The mysticism and extravagant theolo^r of shiism and the volatile Persian ..."

2. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"shiism has not been able to achieve its political ideals^ The ... The mysticism and extravagant theology of shiism and the volatile Persian character have ..."

3. In the Desert by Lisle March Phillipps (1905)
"Again, if shiism is primarily political, how is it to be accounted for that all ... The activity of shiism is evidently to-day a religious and philosophical ..."

4. History of Bokhara from the Earliest Period Down to the Present: Composed by Ármin Vámbéry (1873)
"shiism was as old as Islamism itself, and if the adherents of this sect were really so abhorred, how came Imam Riza to settle down in the midst of them ..."

5. History of Bokhara from the Earliest Period Down to the Present: Composed by Ármin Vámbéry (1873)
"shiism was as old as Islamism itself, and if the adherents of this sect were really so abhorred, how came Imam Riza to settle down in the midst of them ..."

6. The Modern Uzbeks: From the Fourteenth Century to the Present : a Cultural by Edward Allworth (1990)
"... had shifted from green to red head coverings when they changed from orthodox Islam to shiism.34 The liberation of ..."

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