Shafiʽi

noun
Sha·​fiʽi | \ˈshafēˌē, ˈshäf-\
plural -s

Definition of Shafiʽi 

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

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History and Etymology for Shafiʽi

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

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