1937) visited a certain Ḥaydarī-Nuṣayrī sheikh Abdullah in a village near Antakya and mentions that the latter preferred the name 'Alawī' for his people.
Lastly, it is interesting to note that in the above-mentioned petitions of 18 the Nuṣayrīs called themselves the 'Arab Alawī people' (ʿArab ʿAlevī ṭāʾifesi) 'our ʿAlawī Nuṣayrī people' (ṭāʾifatunā al-Nuṣayriyya al-ʿAlawiyya) or 'signed with Alawī people' (ʿAlevī ṭāʾifesi imżāsıyla).
At the core of Alawite belief is a divine triad, comprising three aspects of the one God.
It gave the French the power to recruit Syrian civilians into their armed forces for an indefinite period and created exclusive areas for minorities, including an Alawite State.You'll find complete galleries of all the samples above in our members section, together with much much more. Alawīyyah), are a syncretic sect of the Twelver branch of Shia Islam, primarily centered in Syria.The eponymously named Alawites revere Ali (Ali ibn Abi Talib), considered the first Imam of the Twelver school.However, they are generally considered to be Ghulat by most other sects of Shia Islam. Anṣāriyyah), is believed to be a mistransliteration of "Nusayri".