Arabic šī‘afollowing, sectfromšā‘ato spread, become knownśyʕ in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Shia Sentence Examples
Ali, who had come to Kufa for a lawsuit, was persuaded by the chiefs of the Shia to organize a revolt.
Shia Islamist parties would be deprived of their backer.
In 1801 Saud, son of the amir Abdul Aziz, led an expedition to the Euphrates, and on the festival of Bairam, the 10th of April, stormed Kerbela, put the defenders to the sword, destroyed the sacred tomb, scattered the sacred relics and returned laden with the treasures, accumulated during centuries in the sanctuary of the Shia faith.