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The Nakhawila are a community of Arab
Arab
Arab people, also known as Arabs , are a panethnicity primarily living in the Arab world, which is located in Western Asia and North Africa. They are identified as such on one or more of genealogical, linguistic, or cultural grounds, with tribal affiliations, and intra-tribal relationships playing...

 Hijazi Shias who live in the city of Medina
Medina
Medina , or ; also transliterated as Madinah, or madinat al-nabi "the city of the prophet") is a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia, and serves as the capital of the Al Madinah Province. It is the second holiest city in Islam, and the burial place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, and...

 in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

. They are Twelver Shi'a ; a branch of Shia Islam that forms majority
of shias worldwide and predominant in the Eastern Province of Saudia Arabia as well. The religious leader of Shia community in Medina was Sheikh Muhammad Ali al-Amri
Muhammad Ali al-Amri
Ayatullah Sheikh Muhammad Ali al-Amri , , was a cleric, mujtahid and one of the most prominent Twelver Shia muslim scholars in Medina, Saudi Arabia.-Early life:Al-Amri was born in the year 1911 in the holy city of Medina...

who died in 2011. Now his son takes care of the shia community of Medina Al-Munawarah.