A sect of Islam that believes Ali, Mohammed's son-in-law, and his descendants are the prophet's true successors.
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Contributor(s): Natalie Kohout
Source information: Konstam, Angus. Historical Atlas of the Crusades. New York: Checkmark Books, 2002.
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