Meaning of Ismaʿiliya


Pronunciation: (is"mā-u-lē'u, -mī-u-), [key]
— n. Islam.
  1. a branch of Shi&ain;ism, including in its number the Assassins and the Druses, having an esoteric philosophy and asserting Isma&ain;il to be the seventh divinely inspired imam in the succession from Ali.
  2. Ismailia.
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