shiite

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religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli Akhbari
fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects Ali
high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well ayatollah
youngest daughter of the prophet Mohammed and wife of the fourth calif Ali; revered especially by Shiite Muslims (606-632) Fatima , Fatimah
Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon Hezbollah , Hizballah , Hizbollah , Hizbullah , Islamic Jihad , Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine , Lebanese Hizballah , Organization of the Oppressed on Earth , Party of God , Revolutionary Justice Organization
heterogeneous collection of groups united in their opposition to Saddam Hussein's government of Iraq; formed in 1992 it is comprised of Sunni and Shiite Arabs and Kurds who hope to build a new government INC , Iraqi National Congress
city of central Iraq south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680 Karbala , Kerbala , Kerbela
holy city of Shiite Muslims; located in northeastern Iran Mashhad , Meshed
city in northwestern Iran; a place of pilgrimage for Shiite Muslims Qum
Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship; can last from a few minutes to 99 years sigeh
vicious sectarian organization in Pakistan that persecutes Shiite Muslims and collaborates with al-Qaeda to attack foreigners and to disrupt the government of Pakistan Sipah-e-Sahaba
religious movement by Persian Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iran that is opposed to the Akhbari Usuli
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