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Part 1 - Nusairis, Alevism and Alawites - A brief history

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SOURCE : WWW.AZADARNEWS.COM

It been a misconception for many many years that Nusairis, Alevism and Alawites are 2 names for the same sect. Another misconception is that the founder of Nusairi Sect Mohammad bin Nusair live at the time of Imam Ali . Below we start a series of historical facts to clarify the misconceptions. This will be a 3 part series explaining each sect on its own criteria without any editing or censoring.

PART 1 - Alevism - Turkish: alevılik : alevılik

The Alevis represent an independent religion group mainly in Turkey, but also in Iran, with a world total of between 15 and 25 million adherents. There is no independent data for their numbers, so these statistics are estimates or conjectures.

ALEVIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Last column: % Alevis of the population

Iran 1,000,000 1.5%

Turkey 18,000,000 24.5%

Total *) 19,000,000 4.1%

*) Calculated for the total population of North Africa and the Middle East, approx. 460,000,000.

Other countries: Between 2 and 3 million

PROBLEMS OF CLASSIFICATION

Alevism is often labelled as a branch of Islam, sometimes Sunni and sometimes Shi'i. But the distance in theology and rituals from mainstream Islam is simply to large. Moreover, their origins seem to precede Islam..........................

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ORIGINS

THEOLOGY

Religious texts

The role of Imam Ali (as)

The concept of God

Other supernatural beings

Paradise and hell

RITUALS

PEOPLE and LIFE STYLES

HISTORY

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