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  Shi'a Islam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shi'a is short for Shi'áte Ali (Arabic: شیعة علي), a follower of Ali ibn Abu Talib who was the Islamic prophet Muhammad's cousin, his son-in-law, and the father of Muhammad's only descendants.
Shi'as believe that Nikah Mut'ah, or temporary marriage, was forbidden only by the caliph Umar and not by Muhammad.
Shi'a believe that the split between the Shi'a and Sunni extends back to the time of Muhammad's death, when a small number of the faithful clung to Ali and the rest of the Muslims followed Abu Bakr, then Umar and Uthman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shia   (1758 words)

 The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam
Shias feel that Ali should have been the first caliph and that the caliphate should pass down only to direct descendants of Mohammed (pbuh) via Ali and Fatima, They often refer to themselves as ahl al bayt or "people of the house" [of the prophet].
Shia theology is distinguished by its glorification of Ali.
Shias also form a majority of the population in Yemen and Azerbaijan and 40 to 50% of the population of Iraq.
www.islamfortoday.com /shia.htm   (2370 words)

 Saudi Arabia Shia - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Shia are a minority in Saudi Arabia, probably constituting about 5 percent of the total population, their number being estimated from a low of 200,000 to as many as 400,000.
Shia are concentrated primarily in the Eastern Province, where they constituted perhaps 33 percent of the population, being concentrated in the oases of Qatif and Al Ahsa.
Some Shia were specifically concerned with the economic disparities between Sunnis and Shia, particularly since their population is concentrated in the Eastern Province, which is the source of the oil wealth controlled by the Sunni Al Saud of Najd.
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 Kuwait Shia Islam - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Shia revere Ali as the First Imam, and his descendants, beginning with his sons Hasan and Husayn, continue the line of the Imams until the twelfth.
Shia believe that during the occultation of the Twelfth Imam, he is spiritually present--some believe that he is materially present as well--and he is besought to reappear in various invocations and prayers.
The Shia doctrine of the imamate was not fully elaborated until the tenth century.
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 Shi'a Islam
The branch of Islam that is called Shi'a has its origins in a series of disputes within the early Muslim community over who has the right to rule the community.
The solid lines in the chart depict groups which have separated themselves from the dominant tradition as a result of disagreements over who is the rightful heir to the Imam.
The broken lines reveal groups who have adopted doctrines and practices that are so different from those of the mainstream Islam that they are considered by mainstream Shi'a to have placed themselves outside of the Islamic tradition.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/islam/shia/geness.html   (1400 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Who are the Iraqi Shia?
The Shia heartland is in the south-east of the country.
The defeat of the uprising deeply alienated the Shia.
In early Islamic history the Shia were a political faction ("party of Ali") that supported the power of Ali, son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammed and the fourth caliph (temporal and spiritual ruler) of the Muslim community.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2931903.stm   (653 words)

 AllRefer.com - Syria - Shia | Syrian Information Resource
However, Shia Islam is the result of schism and, as scholars correctly observe, the elements for a Shia interpretation of Islam are present in the Quran as well as in the hadith.
Shia maintain, however, that SunniShia polemics are not as much about who should have succeeded the Prophet as about the function of the office of the successor and the qualifications of the man to hold it.
The five Shia principles of religion (usual ad din) are: belief in divide unity (tawhid); prophecy (nubuwwah); resurrection (maad); divine justice (adl); and the belief in the Imams (see Glossary) as successors of the Prophet (imamah).
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 Who Are the Shia?
The fact that most Iraqi Shia are Arabs, and that their families have been in the present territory of Iraq for centuries, was apparently lost on the regime.
Similarities could be found in the relations between the Shia mullahs and ayatollahs in Iraq and the Ottoman (Sunni) Empire, most certainly in their relations with British when they ruled directly, and with the British-installed Hashemite (Sunni) monarchy that began with King Faisal, son of the Sharif of Mecca (a Sunni).
The Shia are looking for justice (a big part of Shia political philosophy and as a result of their long term persecution), and political and economic power.
hnn.us /articles/1455.html   (4022 words)

 Shias in Iraq
The emigration shifted the center of Shia scholarship from Iran to Iraq, increasing the importance of Iraq and its Shia shrine cities among the larger Shia community.
Many of the Shia clerics were Persian and felt threatened by British policies that endangered their influence among the local population and resented the occupation of Iraq by Christian infidels.
The Shia ulema later condemned the ICP as an atheist party, which caused Shia to withdraw support, a factor in the successful coup against President Qasim in 1963.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iraq/religion-shia1.htm   (998 words)

 Shia Political Alternatives in Postwar Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iraqi Shia who were not members of the Baath party were represented by opposition organizations such as Al-Daawah al-Islamiyah (Islamic Call), the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), the Islamic Action Organization and some smaller groups such as the Al-Khoi Foundation.
When the war started and Iraqi Shia failed to rise against their oppressors, the coalition floated reports that a senior cleric in Najaf, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, had issued a decree instructing people not to interfere with coalition operations.
Their role in Iraqi politics will affect Iraq's future relations with its neighbors, particularly Iran, where Shia Islam is the state religion and is practiced by the majority of the population, and Lebanon, where the majority of the Muslim community is Shia.
www.mepc.org /public_asp/journal_vol10/0306_samii.asp   (517 words)

 Shia Imam - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
{{Islam}}The Shia Imam is considered by the Shia sect of Islam to be the rightful sucessor to Muhammad, and is similar to the Caliph in Sunni Islam.
This belief is what led to the split between the Shia and Sunni, as the Shia felt that Ali was the rightful sucessor of Muhammad (which Shias believe is indicated by his actions at Ghadir Khom), while the Sunni felt that it was Abu Bakr.
According to the majority of Shia, or the Twelvers, the following is a listing of the rightful sucessors of Muhammad according to their beliefs.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /shia_imam.htm   (448 words)

 Religioscope > Archives > Iraq: Shia majority hopes for greater share of power after Saddam
The Shia, estimated to compose some 60 percent of Iraq's population, live mostly in the south of the country and share religious, but not ethnic, ties with Iran.
SCIRI named the appointees to the 33 percent of the council seats that were reserved for Shia Islamists, assuring its dominance of the Shia opposition movement.
Many exiled Shias say Ayatollah Hakim is suspect in the Iraqi Shia community because of his close ties to Iran and that he is only one of many potential post-Saddam Shia leaders.
www.religioscope.info /article_61.shtml   (1622 words)

 Shia News | Articles: Politics | The slogan "Death to America" should really read "Death to Shias"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the time of the Shia uprising America was at war with Saddam Hussain but it still did not allow the Shia uprising to be successful as it considered Saddam to be better of the two evils.
The Iraqi Shias were never anti-American, their main enemy was the regime of Saddam Hussain which had terrorized the Shia population for over three decades.
If Shias were not perceived as anti-American or anti-Western then today we would have Shia rulers in Iraq and it would have been a very strong and vibrant Shia country.
www.shianews.com /hi/articles/politics/0000064.php   (1115 words)

 Karbala and Najaf: Shia holy cities
And many Shia clerics from the holy cities were murdered by the ruling regime.
Tens of thousands of Shia across the south were killed, tortured and imprisoned and many fled to Iran.
Shia parties have long been split by those who welcome American action and those who reject it.
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 Aljazeera.Net - The Shia factor: Key to Iraq’s future?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iraq's Shia population is flexing its new-found political muscle for the first time after decades of being silenced not only by Saddam Hussein, but successive governments beginning in 1921.
The Shia say they constitute 60% of Iraq’s population, but there is no consensus on this and some say the number is lower.
The Shia are also demanding special status granted to all religious leaders in the country "just like the Pope in the Vatican", he says.
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 The Future of the Shia in Post-Saddam Iraq
Al-Khoei's murder on 10 April 2003, in a clash with rival Shia forces, revealed that the realities on the ground are quite different from those anticipated by either the US or Shia leaders in exile.
Shia political thought must now respond to the question of what is the form and nature of the political state, and develop a political programme.
The Shia must overcome their internal divisions to appear as a unified force on the domestic scene and translate their numerical majority into political influence.
www.siyassa.org.eg /esiyassa/ahram/2003/7/1/FILE4.HTM   (1145 words)

For those who are ignorant of the Shi'a Beliefs, as every Muslim's duty, Sipah-e-Sahaba-USA intend to enlighten our brothers and sisters especially the REVERT MUSLIMS trying to understand the difference between being a Muslim and being a Shi'a.
It must be borne in mind that according to Shia belief, every book authored by a human mortal can be subject to error, and, therefore, unlike the Sunni brothers, they do not consider their books of Ahadith as 'SAHIH' or fully authentic and sound.
We, the Shias, believe that these reports appearing in Al Bukhari and Ibn MAJAH are false, and neither SUNNI nor SHIA believe in any change having occured in the Holy Book.
www.al-shia.com /html/eng/books/beliefs/are-shia-muslims/are-shia-muslims.htm   (2197 words)

 Shiites, Shia, Shi'a
A key event in the history of the Shia and for all Muslims was the tragic death at Karbala of Husayn, the son of Ali, and Muhammad's daughter Fatima.
The Shia Muslims believe that Muhammad designated all 12 successors by name and that they inherited a special knowledge of the true meaning of the scripture that was passed from father to son, beginning with the Prophet himself.
With regard to theology, the Shi'a, particularly the Zaydis and Imamis, differ from the Sunnis in adopting the principles of the Mu'tazilite school of theology.
mb-soft.com /believe/txo/shiites.htm   (3834 words)

 (DV) El-Amine: The Shia Rise Up
Part of the reason for this is that they’ve consistently overestimated the level of support for the occupation among Iraqis, particularly among the Shia, who have forced the CPA to revise most of its major plans: creating a Governing Council, disbanding the military, holding elections, and drafting a constitution.
This may seem odd, particularly to those who’ve bought into the lies about Iraqi Shias’ allegiance to Iran, but the fact is that the majority of Iraq’s Shia consider themselves Iraqis first and are critical of Iran’s Islamic republic, particularly the idea of wilayat-al-faqih, clerical rule, which Ayatollah Khomeini developed.
The Shia, on the other hand, were collectively punished for the uprising: the regime killed tens of thousands of Shia and destroyed much of the infrastructure in the South, including the Shia holy sites.
www.dissidentvoice.org /May2004/El-Amine0518.htm   (3425 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Over 100 dead in Iraq anti-Shia attacks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The explosions were caused by rockets fired at the shrine of Abbas from the north of the town, police said.
The attacks were carried out on Ashura, the holiest day of the Shia calendar, when believers mourn the slaying of al-Husain, grandson of the Prophet Muhammed, more than 1300 years ago.
The day of Ashura has religious significance for Sunnis for a different reason, but Shia mark the day by beating their heads and chests, and gashing their heads with swords, to show their grief and echo the suffering of al-Husayn, who was beheaded by his enemies.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/2B7B4A78-57C7-4D7B-B756-4597974CA36C.htm   (648 words)

 SHIA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Entitlement and ability to plead one's case and opportunities for taking control of one's life are fundamental to the achievement of these aims.
Supporting the formation and development of organisations of disabled persons is central to the development co-operation engaged in by SHIA's member organisations.
SHIA - the Swedish Organisations' of Disabled Persons International Aid Association - is a non-governmental organisation with 26 members, comprising Swedish DPOs actively concerned with international development co-operation.
www.shia.se /index.php?l=en&p=about-shia   (747 words)

 The Term "Shia" in Quran and Hadith
If one is a Shia (follower) of the most righteous servants, then there is nothing wrong with being Shia, specially if the leader of such party has been assigned by Allah.
Thus Shia is an official word used by Allah in His Quran for His high rank prophets as well as their followers.
The word Shia is used here in its special meaning, and moreover, it is not in plural form (Parties), rather the above verses and traditions are referring to a special party, i.e., one single party.
www.al-islam.org /encyclopedia/chapter1b/13.html   (3015 words)

 The World Today - Shia community tensions
HAMISH ROBERTSON: And that helps to explain why many Shia Iraqis are opposed to the creation of a theocratic Islamic state run by the Shia clergy, as they know it would be unacceptable to the Kurdish and Sunni Arab minorities, and might lead to the disintegration of Iraq.
That would mean that if all the Shias united together, they could dominate the whole of Iraq, including the Sunni Arabs and the Kurds, and that would be virtually a recipe for civil war, and not even the Shias themselves will want that.
There would not be anything wrong if the Shias had a major say in Parliament, but as long as it were a Federal state where there were a system of checks and balances built into the constitution to make sure that no one, no community, can dominate all the other communities.
www.abc.net.au /worldtoday/content/2003/s850343.htm   (710 words)

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