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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Shiites

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A sect of the Mohammedans, who reject the "Sunna" (q. v .) and championed the claims of Ali Mahommed's cousin and son-in-law to succeed to the Caliphate, and maintain the divine right of his descendants to represent the prophet in the Mohammedan Church. The Persians belong to this sect.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Shiites'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/s/shiites.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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