Extremist Shiites: The Ghulat Sects

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Syracuse University Press, 1987 - Social Science - 580 pages
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Great read, although as an Alawi myself, I found the authors research to be little lacking Read full review

Contents

The Shabak
1
The Bektashis
10
The Safawis and Kizilbash
21
The Bektashis the Kizilbash and the Shabak
36
The Ghulats Trinity
50
The Miraculous Attributes of Al i
66
The Family of the Prophet
77
Religious Hierarchy
88
Ancient Period
255
Middle Period
267
Under the French Mandate
280
Rise to Political Power
292
The Concept of God
311
The Apotheosis of Ali
324
Shamsis and Qamaris
337
Ali Muhammad and Salman al Farisi
342

The Twelve Imams
92
The Abdal
110
Rituals and Ceremonies
120
Social Customs
144
Religious Books
152
The Bajwan and Ibrahimiyya
163
The SarliyyaKakaiyya
168
Origin and Identity
185
Cosmology and Cosmogony
194
Founder of the AhliHaqq
214
The Cult ofDawud
224
The Jam
231
The Role of Ali
245
The Twelve Imams
352
Role of the Aytam and Spiritual Hierarchies
357
Metempsychosis
362
Initiation
372
Festivals
382
The Nusayri Mass
398
The Nusayris Sunnites and Twelver Shiites
409
Pagan Christian and Islamic Elements in the Beliefs of the Ghulat
419
Armenian Elements in the Beliefs of the Kizilbash Kurds
432
Notes
449
Bibliography
535
Index
565
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