Pronounced Pron. sha-fee-EE
Other Forms FormsSyafie, Syafi'i
Edit Status Status
Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 11/27/2018
Derived from Arabic شَافِعِيّ (šāfiʿiyy) referring the Shafi'i (or Shafei) school (madhhab) of Sunni Islam. The sect was named in honour of its founder, an Arab scholar named Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i.