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  • n. Plural form of Shiah.

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Examples

  • Sunnis adhering to the elected Khalifas Abu Bakr, Omar, and Othman, whilst the party of revolt, known as the Shiahs, claimed the Khalifate for the descendants of Mohammed through Ali, son of Abu-Talib and husband of Fatima, the Prophet's daughter.

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

  • [ABC, 4/9/03] "There" s not a history of clashes that are violent between Sunnis and Shiahs.

    McCain: "Today We Know Senator Obama Was Wrong"

  • What is legitimate about a corrupt Sunni elite ruling over millions of Shiahs who have far more sympathy with their Iranian co-religionists across the water?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The Sunnis know him as Al – Adil the Just, and the Shiahs detest him for his usurpation, his austerity and harshness.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There's not a history of clashes that are violent between Sunnis and Shiahs.

    The bailout agreement.

  • The hatred of the Shiahs for the first four Caliphs was, and is still, so strong that some of the more enthusiastic members of the sect have, from time to time, sought to hasten their own entrance into Paradise by defiling the tombs of these usurpers and especially that of Omar, the chief object of their hatred at Mecca.

    The Prize

  • As can be seen from the conditions of the peace treaty, Imam Hassan A.S while showing Moawiya as a usurper and tyrant allayed the flames of disunity; saved the Islamic society from total annihilation and safeguarded the rights of the Shiahs.

    Life of Imam Hassan al Mujtaba « bollywoods most wanted photographerno1

  • Seeing his army resorting to such dubious methods and his companions being in disturbed and agitated mood, Imam Hassan A.S thought it advisable that for stopping the disunion and the killing of the Shiahs, he accept the proposal of the peace treaty with Moawiya but with special conditions.

    Life of Imam Hassan al Mujtaba « bollywoods most wanted photographerno1

  • Arab Sunnis (as opposed to Kurds, who are also mostly Sunni) have been the primary opposition toUS forcesoccupying Iraq (although there is also strong opposition from Shiahs).

    Greet Bush and Die

  • Thirty - five percent to 40 percent of the population are Shiahs, and there is some support, significant support among that population for Hezbollah.

    CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2006

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