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Der Islam

Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East

Ed. by Heidemann, Stefan / Hagen, Gottfried / Kaplony, Andreas / Matthee, Rudi

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CiteScore 2016: 0.21

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.195
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.682

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1613-0928
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Volume 82, Issue 1 (Apr 2005)

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The Ἁlawīs in Modern Syria: From Nuṣayrīya to Islam via Ἁlawīya

Kais M. Firro
Published Online: 2005-07-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/islm.2005.82.1.1

Abstract

The ἉAlawīs in Syria have long been viewed as an esoteric Shiʽī sect, known to outsiders as extremist and considered by their Muslim neighbors as heretics. As they kept their beliefs in secret, we have no published accounts of the community’s tenets by insiders until the end of the Ottoman period. This article analyzes the religious arguments by which insiders of the community have been attempting to integrate into Islam. It does so by focusing on the Ἁlawī writings since the Mandate when Ἁlawīs began formulating new historical and religious claims to help facilitate the adoption of nationalism together with Islamism.

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Published Online: 2005-07-27

Published in Print: 2005-04-01


Citation Information: Der Islam, ISSN (Online) 1613-0928, ISSN (Print) 0021-1818, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/islm.2005.82.1.1.

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