Isma'iliya


Isma'iliya
n. branch of Shiite Islam which views Ismail as the seventh divinely inspired imam in the succession of Ali and maintains an esoteric philosophy

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Isma'iliya — /is may euh lee euh, muy euh /, n. Islam. 1. a branch of Shi ism, including in its number the Assassins and the Druses, having an esoteric philosophy and asserting Isma il to be the seventh divinely inspired imam in the succession from Ali. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Isma‘iliya — Is•ma•‘i•li•ya [[t]ˌɪs meɪ əˈli ə, maɪ ə [/t]] n. 1) ear a Shi‘ite sect having an esoteric philosophy 2) geg Ismailia • Etymology: < Ar Īsmā‘īlīyah, der. of Ismā‘īl (died 760), recognized by the Isma‘ilis as the 7th imam in the succession from …   From formal English to slang

  • Isma'iliya — /is may euh lee euh, muy euh /, n. Islam. 1. a branch of Shi ism, including in its number the Assassins and the Druses, having an esoteric philosophy and asserting Isma il to be the seventh divinely inspired imam in the succession from Ali. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Al-Ismāʿīlīya — Al Isma´iliyya Basisdaten Hauptstadt Ismailia Fläche 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Isma'ilian — /is may il ee euhn/, n. Islam. a member of the Isma iliya sect. Also, Isma ili /is may il ee/. Also called Sevener. [1830 40; < Ar isma ili (equiv. to Isma il (died A.D. 760), elder son of the imam Ja far, but disinherited by his father + i… …   Universalium

  • Isma'ilian — /is may il ee euhn/, n. Islam. a member of the Isma iliya sect. Also, Isma ili /is may il ee/. Also called Sevener. [1830 40; < Ar isma ili (equiv. to Isma il (died A.D. 760), elder son of the imam Ja far, but disinherited by his father + i… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Isma'ili — n. member of the Isma iliya branch of Shiite Islam which views Ismail as the seventh divinely inspired imam in the succession of Ali and maintains an esoteric philosophy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Isma'ilis — n. member of the Isma iliya branch of Shiite Islam which views Ismail as the seventh divinely inspired imam in the succession of Ali and maintains an esoteric philosophy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ismaïlia — Ismailia Basisdaten Gouvernement: Al Ismaʿiliyya Geographische Lage …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ismailia — /is may euh lee euh, muy euh /, n. a city and seaport at the midpoint of the Suez Canal, in NE Egypt. 189,700. Also, Isma iliya. * * * ▪ Egypt also transliterated  Al Ismāʿīlīyah        capital of Al Ismāʿīlīyah (Ismāʿīliyyah, Al ) muḥāfaẓah… …   Universalium


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