Extremist Shiites: The Ghulat Sects
Syracuse University Press, 1987 - 580 pages
Little is known in the West about the division of the Islamic world into Shiites and Sunnites and even less about the stratification of these two groups, with most of the attention going to the Sunnites. Moosa's comprehensive study of the origins and cultural aspects of the different extremist, or Ghulat, Shiite sects in the Middle East is a ground-breaking work. These sects whose 'extremism' is essentially religious are generally a peaceful people and, except for the Nusayris of Syria, are not political activists.
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It is clear that the author take his ideas from a simple people.
All he tells us in this book are some legendes and stories about Imams of Shiites telled by inhabitants of villages.
The book is a very superficials ideas.
(see the book of the French Henry Corbin - Part of Chaïkhis) to understand more about Ahl Al Tawhîd.
The Safawis and Kizilbash
The Bektashis the Kizilbash and the Shabak
The Ghulats Trinity
The Miraculous Attributes of Al i
The Family of the Prophet
Under the French Mandate
Rise to Political Power
The Concept of God
The Apotheosis of Ali
Shamsis and Qamaris
Ali Muhammad and Salman al Farisi
The Twelve Imams
Rituals and Ceremonies
The Bajwan and Ibrahimiyya
Origin and Identity
Cosmology and Cosmogony
Founder of the AhliHaqq
The Cult ofDawud
The Role of Ali
The Twelve Imams
Role of the Aytam and Spiritual Hierarchies
The Nusayri Mass
The Nusayris Sunnites and Twelver Shiites
Pagan Christian and Islamic Elements in the Beliefs of the Ghulat
Armenian Elements in the Beliefs of the Kizilbash Kurds