shafi`ite

Shafiʿi

[shaf-ee-ee, shah-fee-ee]
noun
one of the four schools of Islamic law, founded by al-Shafiʿi.
Compare Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki.


Origin:
< Arabic Shāfiʿī, derivative of name of founder al-Shāfiʿī

Shafiʿite, noun
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