Shiite=From a colloquialism meaning, "She is alright". Spoken commonly in urban Neighborhoods.
Man 1: yo tony, how's tonia? i heard she got hit in the head with a log?
Man 2: Naw man, it was just a twig. Shiite.
A member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali and his descendants as the legitimate successors to Muhammad and rejects the first three caliphs.
Anyone who is a Shi'ite wants the leadership of the caliph to stay within Muhammad's family lines. However, anyone who says there is no God, but Allah, and that Muhammad is the prophet of Allah, is a Muslim.
More appropriately, Shi'a or Shi'i. The second largest sect of Islam
, founded by followers of Ali, the fourth Sunni
caliph (successor to Prophet Muhammad
) who married the Prophet's daughter Fatima. About ten percent of the world's Muslims are Shi'a, and prefer to call themselves Ahl ul-Bayt (the 'People of the House', i.e. family of Muhammad). The largest Shi'a denomination believe in twelve imam
s, Ali being the first, and the last, al-Mahdi, is in hiding and expected to return to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ
. The differences between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims have more to do with politics and culture than faith and religion.
Shi'ism is most prevalent on either side of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the modern nations of Iran and Iraq (more in the southern part of the latter). The Shi'as of Iraq suffered great persecution under the nominal Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein
. Currently, a young Shi'a cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, is leading a powerful resistance against the American and allied occupation forces from the holy city of Najaf.
Please disregard the defintions of shi'ite above; they are absolutely wrong.
Shi'a Islam, also Shiite Islam or Shi`ism is a way of life, and is the second largest denomination of the religion of Islam. Shi'a Muslims adhere to the teachings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his Ahlul Bayt (family). Thus, Shi'as reject the rule of the initial three Sunni Caliphs as Sunnis reject the Imamate of the Shi'a Imams. Shi'i refers to a follower of the Ahlul Bayt and of Ali ibn Abi Talib (Imam Ali) in particular.
Shi'a Muslims believe that Muhammad's family (the Imams) were the best source of knowledge about the Qur'an, Islam, and Emulation (the best-qualified teachers of Islam after Muhammad), and the most trusted carriers and protectors of Muhammad's Sunnah (traditions).
In particular, Shi'a Muslims recognize the succession of Ali (Muhammad's cousin, son-in-law, and the male head of the Ahl al-Bayt or "people of the Prophet's
house") as opposed to that of the caliphate recognized by Sunni Muslims. Shi`a Muslims believe that Ali was appointed successor by Muhammad's direct order on many occasions, and that he is therefore the rightful leader of the Muslim faith pursuant to the Prophet's wishes.
This difference between following the Ahl al-Bayt (Muhammad's family) and Abu Bakr has shaped Shi`ah and Sunni views on some of the Qur'an, the Hadith, per...
alternative word for shit
ic ant go out, i gotta take care of some shi'ite
(n.) A learned way of saying shit. Contraction of the exclamatory 'Shiïte Muslims!', which may be used by somebody who objects to the tenets of Islam or actions performed in their name. Now corrupted simply to 'shiïte', this word serves on occasion as a witty alternative to the chavish shit
Should be pronounced 'SHEE-ite'.
'Shiïte not another bombing in Lebanon!'
slang form of the word shit derived from the muslim sub group of the shi'ites.
"Now that's some crazy shi'ite."