Who Said there is no Word called Shia in the Quran? Surah Al-Anaam 6: 159 Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects (all kinds of religious sects) , you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) have no concern in them in the least. Their affair is only with Allâh, Who then will tell them what they used to do. In the Arabic the word for sects in Arabic is "shiyaAAan". And clearly Allah says in the Verse to Prophet Muhammad that you are free from the Shias that you have noting to do with them.