Adherents of Shi'ism, the second largest denomination of Islam, after Sunnism; those who, in addition to following the sunna of Prophet Muhammad, believe in the Imamat of 'Ali b. Abi Talib and his descendants through Fatima. The three primary Shi'i groups are the Ithna'asharis , the Ismailis and the Zaydis.
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Shia is a Hebrew name for boys and girls. The meaning is `praise God` The name Shia is most commonly given to American boys. In the Netherlands it is (almost) solely given to boys In Scotland it is (almost) solely given to girls The name sounds like: Shea, Shai, Shaw, Shay, Shae Similar names are: Shiva, Chip, Chik, Chic, Isia, Shem, Shaan, Shad, S...
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