Shiism


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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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In this way, Khomeini not only settled the definition of the revolution; he also redefined Shiism--or more precisely, he redefined the institutions of Shiism.
Shiism did not undergo any divisions during the first three Imams: Ali, Hassan, and Hussein.
Kohlberg's study is rich in detail and indispensable for the scholar of Twelver Shiism. It must have taken years of labor to compile, to say nothing of the weeks of concentration required to proofread the galleys.
Salafists claim that Iran will take advantage of the trips to spread Shiism in Egypt.
Yet for the most part, mahdist belief has traditionally expressed itself in politically neutral, even passive, ways within Shiism. This quietist practice derives from many sources, including the fact that mahdism projects the ultimate showdown between justice and injustice into a supra-human, other-worldly dimension, thereby diminishing the relative importance of worldly political action.
They see Zakzaky as the alpha and omega of Shiism, not only in Nigeria but in Africa at large.
He was commenting on the Friday sermon yesterday entitled 'The Threat of Shiism' which among other things mentioned there were a million followers of the faith in the country.
When asked what is the interpretation of the principle of "absolute guardianship of the jurist", Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued a fatwa and maintained: "According to Shiism, all Muslims have to obey the order of the guardian jurist and submit to his commands.
Imam Reza is the only one of Shiism's 12 Imams buried in Iran.
el-Rufai, who spoke to select journalists on Monday, said IMN leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was not practising the doctrine of Shiism.
Khartoum State and the Embassy of Saudi Arabia train imams of mosques to face Shiism. *Akhbar Alyoum: World Health Organization warns Arab and African countries from the spread of Zika virus.
Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa reiterated the warning against "political Shiism" which aims to divide the Muslim Sunni communities, emphasising the refusal to allow any of the ministry's employees or preachers to travel to Iran, according to a Monday ministry statement.
"The Iranian Twelver (Shiism) pattern that has been agreed upon between the Huthis and those who support them will not be accepted by Yemenis, whether Zaidi (Shiites) or Shafite (Sunnis)," he said.
The origins of the Houthi movement date to 1991, when it was created to protect Zaidism, a moderate form of Shiism, from the encroachment of Sunni Islamists.