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According to its Arabic and Latin roots, its name literally means "the following followers." What sectarian fellowship is it?




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Answer: the Shiites

The word Shiite derives from the Arabic sha'a, to follow, and the Latin-derived ite, follower. The nepotistic sect recognizes Ali, Muhammad's son-in-law, as the Prophet's successor; the Sunnis back Abu Bakr, a side-kick.

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