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

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Accused of adhering to Shiism, Perlis' Islamic Religious Department , advised the state's schools two months prior to Mr.
According to Iran's official religion, Twelver Shiism, no one is divinely free from error and sin.
The governor clarified that he neither banned the Shi'ite sect nor Shiism in Kaduna State but merely invoked the powers conferred on him by the penal code which was enacted in 1963, to declare IMN an unlawful society.
Political analyst in the Ahram Center for Strategic Studies Mohamed Abbas said that the ministry's statement warns against Iran's use of the Shiism as a tool to expand its control over the Arab region.
Iran has armed and trained the Houthis, and, though the rebels' brand of Shiism shares little with that practiced in Tehran, they have praised the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and held up Iran's Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, as a model to be emulated.
Alevi and Bektashi people were viewed as extensions of the Ottoman state and Turkey; for this reason, they were forced to convert to Shiism.
And in next step, the migration and the presence of Shiite clerics and Shiite Sadats of Hassani and Husseini in Nishapur considering the scientific explanation of Shiism rules in the city, has a significant and undeniable impact in expansion and evolution of this religion.
Al-Wefaq said Najati's expulsion goes beyond affecting the cleric personally to "target Shiism as a sect in the country and is a persecution to its followers".
And consequently, based on the role it has set for itself, its share includes all those who belong to this Shiism that has spread across the Arab and Gulf map.
And here are the bad Iranians who are spreading Shiism in #Egypt
Ahmed Al Tayyeb, the grand imam of Cairo's Al Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning, also denounced what he described as the "spread of Shiism in Sunni lands".
The cleric denounced what he described as the "spread of Shiism in Sunni lands," Gulf News reports.
An unknown group calling itself the "Movement Against the Expansion of Shiism in Syria" claimed responsibility for the Iranians' abduction in a statement received by AFP in Nicosia at the beginning of January.
Alawite clerics and many secular historians stress that Alawism is a branch of Shiism and that Alawites respect the Islamic sharia (religious law) and implement its clauses as interpreted by Shiism's sixth imam, Jaafar Sadek," who is Shiism's most influential religious interpreter, it added.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, from the Alawite sect, an esoteric branch of Shiism, is facing seven-months of an unprecedented uprising against his Baath regime which has been in power in Syria for nearly 50 years.