What is another word for shiah?

6 synonyms found


[ ʃˈa͡ɪ͡ə], [ ʃˈa‍ɪ‍ə], [ ʃ_ˈaɪə]

Shiah is a term used to refer to a branch of Islam known as Shia Islam. However, there exists a wide variety of synonyms for the word shiah, reflecting the linguistic and cultural diversity of the Muslim world. Some of these synonyms include Shi'ite, Shi'a, Shi'i, and Shei. Others are more region-specific, such as the Arabic term Rafidah (meaning "rejecters") or the Persian term Ahl-e-Tashayyo. Similarly, in South Asia, the term Shia is often replaced by words such as Sadaat or Mashhadi, reflecting the importance of the Shia holy city of Mashhad in Iran. Overall, these synonyms reflect the complex network of linguistic and cultural influences that have shaped Islamic religious identities and practices throughout history.

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  • Forward Entailment

    • Proper noun, singular
  • Other Related

    • Proper noun, singular
      shiite, Shiites.

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Usage examples for Shiah

shiah, A Mohammedan sect, usually much at variance with those of Sunni persuasion.
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Also thy bullet hurts me not a little, Thy shiah blood might serve to salve the ill.
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On Sabbath I preached in Hindustanee to the native Christians, and we attended the English service held in a building which had been an Imambara, the name given to a building where Muhammadans of the shiah sect worship.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877"
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