Shia Islam in Africa
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The population of Shi'a in Africa is composed of several, primarily heterodox, communities:
- Shia adherents in northern Nigeria.
- Shia Islam in Senegal, brought by the Lebanese Sheikh Abdul-Mun'am Az-zain. The Sheikh built Shi'a schools and mosques and helped send Senegalese to Iran or Lebanon to study the religion. 7% of Senegalese people practice Shi'a Islam, most of whom are Twelvers.
- Highly persecuted low profile Shia Muslims in Egypt.
- Ismaili communities, most of which were established by immigrants from South Asia. These populations are found in:
African Shia Islamic Movement
African Shia Islamic Movement is a Nigeria-based organization. Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky is the Leader of the Movement.
- Qibla (group), a Shi'a militant organization in South Africa
- Ahmed Ateyya (April 18, 2013). "Egyptian Shias keep low profile in face of defamation". Cairo. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "Ismaili Community". Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "Imam Hussain's Red Flag Presented to Leader of the African Shia Islamic Movement". AhlulBayt News Agency. 2012-07-03. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
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