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The Msha’sha’iya were an extremist Shi'a sect founded and led by Muhammad ibn Falah. From the middle of the 15th century to the 19th century, they came to dominate much of western Khuzestan, a province in southwestern Iran. They were in continual conflict with the Safavid rulers during the reign of that dynasty, as well as with Iranian Arab tribes. Their dominance ended towards the 1800s with the rise to power of the Bani Kaab, which under the leadership of Sheikh Jabir al-Kaabi had become the dominant power in the western region. 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 sect is a small religious group that has branched off of a larger established religion. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map showing Khuzestan in Iran // Introduction Domes like this are quite common in Khuzestan province. ... The Safavids were a long-lasting Turkic-speaking Iranian dynasty that ruled from 1501 to 1736 and first established Shiite Islam as Persias official religion. ... The Arabs of Khuzestan are an Iranian people in the Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran. ... 1800 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Bani Kaab are an Arab tribal group of Kuwaiti origin which settled in western Khuzestan, a province in southwestern Iran, during the 16th century CE. Categories: Ethnic group stubs | Arab groups ...


 
 

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