The word Shia, which is an Arabic word, means a person who is a follower or a helper. The term is also used referring to the followers of Imam Ali (A.S.). They used to be called “the Shia of Ali.” Currently the term Shia is used for the followers of twelve purified Imams from the progeny of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&p).

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him and his progeny) said, “Ali and his Shia are the ones who will be successful.” (Yanabi-al-Muwaddah)

Imam Ali gave good news to his Shia Shaykh Sadooq reported that
“Amir-ul Mu’mineen (A.S.) said to his slave Qambar to rejoice because of his proximity to the Imam, and told him to inform the people that when the Prophet of God (Peace be upon him and his progeny) left this world, he was unhappy with people of his Ummah except the Shia. He also said that Prophet would intercede on their behalf on the Day of Judgment. “On that Day, after us, you (Shia) will be closest to the Divine Throne (Arsh-e-ilahi). Allah has bestowed such honor upon them.”
Amir-ul-Mu’mineen further said that our helpers and friends would come out of their graves on the Day of Judgment with faces lit up. Their eyes will experience coolness because they will be granted safety and protection. Other people will be fearful but these will have no fear. Others will have grief but not them.”
Prophet Muhammad (p) says:"O Ali, you and your shia (followers) will be in the paradise in the hereafter. " Sawaiqul Muhriqa
by ShiaOfAli September 22, 2017
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An expression used to deviate from the subject, once said, it is illegal (yes illegal) to talk about that subject within the next day. If you mention it the person who said "shia" can legally kill you, legally.
Hey Luis did you screw my girlfriend?
Shia!
What were we jsut talking about?
by Shia September 30, 2004
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Shia man, this is some dank week
shit ebonics
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Noun. Filler pause word. Used by a "G" to start a sentence.
Homey, what you gon do?

"Shia, I'm finna find something cold and cubed to sip on!"

Shia, good idea!
by Terry Bad Ice March 31, 2017
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When a character a show makes you think is dead or that you thought was dead comes back to life/was alive the entire time
"he shia surprised the entire fandom during the finale"
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Panicing while repeating the word "No".
Man 1: No, no, no, no, no, no!

Man 2: Why are you Shia LaBeoufing?

Man 1: My girlfriend's pregnant!

Man 2: Oh shit...
by @00freshman November 8, 2011
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When someone you thought died in a show is suddenly back
What a Shia Surprise! I didn't expect that!
by tomAtotomato January 5, 2015
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