Shafiʽi

noun

Sha·​fiʽi
ˈshafēˌē,
ˈshäf-
plural -s
1
: an orthodox school of Muslim jurisprudence predominating in southern Arabia and Indonesia compare hanafi , hanbali , maliki
2
or Shafiʽite
-fēˌīt
[shafiʽite from al-Shafiʽi + English -ite] : a follower of the Shafiʽi school

Word History

Etymology

after al-Shafiʽia.d. 820 Arab scholar and religious leader

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“Shafiʽi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shafi%CA%BDi. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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