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السلام عليكم

Is Google given definition correct?

one of the two main branches of Islam, followed especially in Iran, that rejects the first three Sunni caliphs and regards Ali, the fourth caliph, as Muhammad's first true successor.

And if is not, please, share with me the most precise one.

P.S. Surely, "Deeds are by intentions." Mine - is to know more and be objective.
Peace be upon all seekers of Truth beyond the arrogance.

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                                  In the name of Allah

Literally, it has two meanings, among: following an individual or a group.

Idiomatically, it is said/applied for the Muslims who believe (accept) the immediate Imamate/Caliphate of Ali (Imam Ali (a.s.)) and likewise believe:

Imams and the successor of Prophet Muhammad are determined (appointed) through Nass-al-Shar’i. And the Imamate of Imam Ali (a.s.) and other Shi’a Imams has proved by Nass-al-Shar’i too.

Note: Nass is deemed as a Fiqhi expression which is said to the Hokm (ruling) which is inferred from the Holy Quran apparent or Prophet and Imam’s hadiths.


According to Wikipedia:

Shia (/ˈʃiːə/; Arabic: شيعة‎‎ Shīʿah, from Shīʻatu ʻAlī, followers of Ali, Persian: شیعه‎‎ Shīye or Shīʿee) is a branch of Islam which holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad designated Ali ibn Abi Talib as his successor (Caliph). Shia Islam primarily contrasts with Sunni Islam, whose adherents believe that Muhammad did not appoint a successor. Instead they consider Abu Bakr (who was appointed Caliph through a Shura, i.e. consensus) to be the correct Caliph. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia_Islam


Source:

www.wikifeqh.ir

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