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Akhbaris are Twelver Shi'a Muslims who favor hadith over fatwas when trying to determine what the Sunnah says about any specific topic. Twelvers or the Ithna Asharia are members of the group of Shias who believe in twelve Imams. ... Shia Islam ( Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite or Shiite) is the second largest Islamic denomination; some 20-25% of all Muslims are said to follow a Shia tradition. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... Hadith (Arabic: , Arabic pl. ... A fatwa (Arabic: فتوى) plural fataawa, is a legal pronouncement in Islam, issued by a religious law specialist on a specific issue. ... Sunna redirects to here, which can also refer to Sunne or Frau Sonne, a Scandinavian sun goddess, also known as Sol. ...


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Twelvers / Ithna Ashari Islamic Schools of Thought (951 words)
Akhbari (or communicators of tradition, akhbar being the Shi'i term for the Traditions) was a religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that was opposed to the Usuli.
Akhbari Shiism did not promote political control, and held that clerics should advise political leaders but not govern themselves.
According to this view, Akhbaris are today a small group which only survives in any numbers in Bahrain, where the majority of Shiites are Akhbaris.
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