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Shafiʿi

[shaf-ee-ee, shah-fee-ee] /ˈʃæf i i, ˈʃɑ fi i/
noun
1.
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
Related forms
Shafiʿite, noun
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