Shia Islam

Denomination of Islam which holds that Muhammad designated Ali as his successor and leader (imam), whose adherents form the majority of the population in Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, and Bahrain

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Shia Islam is one of the two main branches of Islam. It holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad designated Ali ibn Abi Talib as his successor and the Imam (leader) after him, most notably at the event of Ghadir Khumm, but was prevented from the caliphate as a result of the incident of Saqifah. This view primarily contrasts with that of Sunni Islam, whose adherents believe that Muhammad did not appoint a successor and consider Abu Bakr, who they claim was appointed caliph by a small group of Muslims at Saqifah, to be the first rightful caliph after the Prophet.

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Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shi'ite Muslim marchers in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard, two witnesses told Reuters.
Credit: Reuters - Published 7 hours ago

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Nigerian police and Shi'ite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday, with at least one demonstrator, one journalist and a senior policeman..
Credit: Reuters - Published 22 hours ago

Nigerian police and Shi'ite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday, with at least one demonstrator and a senior policeman killed, highlighting..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Nigerian police said a senior officer was killed and three other policemen were injured on Monday as a Shi'ite Muslim protest in the capital city of Abuja turned..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Nigerian police and Shi'ite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday and at least one demonstrator was killed, highlighting one of the security..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Reuters correspondents saw Nigerian police and a group of Shi'ite Muslim protesters clash in the capital Abuja on Monday, with at least one marcher appearing to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

A Reuters photographer saw what appeared to be one dead body after clashes between Nigerian police and a group of Shi'ite Muslim protesters in the capital Abuja..
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Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi has triggered another controversy by ordering the closure of all Sunni sect madrasas that are run on..
Credit: DNA - Published 3 days ago

An unmanned aircraft dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-linked Shi'ite paramilitary groups in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least one person,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

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