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The Sunni-Shi’a Divide: Islam’s Internal Divisions and Their Global …
Robert Brenton Betts – 2013 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Alevi The Alevi, or ‘Alawi of central Anatolia, also known in Turkish as Qizilbashi, have even stronger Twelver religious roots but share little else with their similarly named fellow sectarian Shi’a of Syria, least of all their crypto-Christian tendencies and their … Despite their strong ancient Turkish associations, an estimated 20 percent of Alevis are ethnic Kurds, the large majority of whom in Turkey and elsewhere in the Middle East are Sunnis. Strictly monogamous, the Alevi are politically …
Turkish Democracy Today: Elections, Protest and Stability in an …
Ali Carkoglu, ‎Ersin Kalaycioglu – 2007 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
individuals who approve a jeriat based state in Turkey are found in an earlier study in 1999 to be overwhelmingly in support of the secular Civic Law which guarantees monogamy and equal treatment of women before the law for example. … to Turkish Alevism.r Those who place themselves on the religious conservative side on the statements given are likely to be of Sunni/Hanefi orientation while those who are on the opposing side are much more likely to be of Alevi orientation.
Le Multiculturalisme Et L’histoire Des Relations Internationales Du …
Pierre Savard, ‎Brunello Vigezzi, ‎Commission of History of International Relations – 1999 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
For the Alevis the State did not build a single cemevi and did not pay the salary of a single Alevi priest (din adami). For all these reasons… the … (i.e. where Haci Bektass tekke and turbe are situated) be immediately satisfied, because this district is the centre of the Alevis of Anatolia1. Could one say that … Alevis do not practice circoncision, women do not veil themselves, monogamy is a rule and divorce practically impossible, except because of adultery. They never accept to be …
Alevism-Bektashism: a brief introduction – Page 45
Ali Yaman, ‎Aykan Erdemir – 2006 – ‎Snippet view
Another aspect of Alevism is the belief in the equality of men and women in all spheres of life. Men and women should be together while working and worshipping. Contrary to the Sunni tradition, monogamy is the principle form of marriage. Customs such as bride price (ba§hk parasi) are not accepted. Both men and women can make a complaint to dede about his/her spouse, and if s/he is found guilty, s/he could be excommunicated. The equality and togetherness of men and women …
Alevis and Alevism: Transformed Identities – Page 142
Hege Irene Markussen – 2005 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
Another reader restricts his Alevi identity to a famous motto: The religious identity of the Alevis is concentrated in the term ‘eline, diline, beline sahip of (‘Control yourself!’): that means, control your hands (the demand not to grap at something you do not possess), your tongue (avoidance of lie and defamation), and your loins (the command to constrict sexual intercourse to the monogamous marriage). (Pupil at the age of 14 in Alevilerin Sesi 2002, 52/2: 29). Although the journal raises …
Muslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration and the Religious Imagination
Dale F. Eickelman, ‎James Piscatori – 2013 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
The way it is often phrased, “domuz kiskanmaz” (“pigs are not jealous”) euphemistically signifies that pigs are promiscuous animals, not monogamous, and that therefore those who partake of pork also become promiscuous, shameful, lacking in honour and virtue. It is the moral extension of “you are what … In western Anatolia most Alevis are formerly transhumant Turkoman; many in the east call themselves Kurds, or are labelled Kurdish by others. Pir Sultan Abdal, a sixteenth-century …
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa: A-C – Page 435
Philip Mattar – 2004 – ‎Snippet view
Estimated at between five and twenty million in Turkey in the I990s> devotees are divided between those, commonly known as Alevis, whose leaders claim descent from their patron saint, and those who assert that he had no children. According to … They are traditionally monogamous and proud of the equal participation of the women of their order. … Many Alevi Bektashis lost their lives when attacked by Sunni right-wing extremists at Kahra- manmaraj in 1978, and at Sivas in 1993.
Islamochristiana – Volume 29 – Page 174 – Translate this page
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They venerate the 12 Imams and therefore count them as a special group within the Shia. With the exception of the “first pillar” of Islam, the pronouncing of the shahâda, the Alevis disregard and even reject the religious-cultic duties and the remainder of Islamic Law as it has been developed on the basis of Koran and Sunna. Thus, for example, they strictly follow monogamy and do not know of any prohibition of pork and alcohol nor do they have legal prescriptions concerning women’s …

Alevi Identity: Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives – Page 182
Tord Olsson, ‎Elisabeth Ozdalga, ‎Catharina Raudvere – 2005 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Muslim holy-men further appealed to Christians by presenting Islam as a syncretism of Muslim and Christian religious beliefs. Christian holy places were taken over; Jesus was venerated by Muslims. But the Christians themselves often brought Christian belief and practices after converting to Islam. Baptism, worship of saints, the celebration of Easter and belief in the healing efficacy of churches were introduced from Christianity into Islam.5 The roots of Alevism has to be sought for in …

Alevis in Europe: Voices of Migration, Culture and Identity – Page 49
Tözün Issa – 2016 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Alevis were also becoming a concern for the CUP, who feared possible cooperation between the Christians and Alevis. Baha Sait (1882–1939) was appointed by the CUP during World War I to travel throughout Anatolia and report on demographics, particularly those of the Alevi and Bektaşi (Bektashi). Sait suggested that his commission was ‘triggered by population statistics confiscated in Anatolia College and compiled by Protestant missionaries, listing the Alevis as a former …
Managing Invisibility: Dissimulation and Identity Maintenance among …
Hande Sözer – 2014 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
In these circumstances, Alevis do not seem to have any other option but to show support for Sunni authorities for strategic purposes, with the hope these will open doors for various levels of advancements otherwise impossible for local Alevis. “Our Difference is Thinner than an Onion Skin” in Relation to Bulgarians Alevi Bulgarian Turks use the saying “our difference is thinner than an onion skin” in referring to Orthodox Christian Bulgarians. They draw upon several fields of …
Islam, Sufism and Everyday Politics of Belonging in South Asia
Deepra Dandekar, ‎Torsten Tschacher – 2016 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
What Sözer has identified, dissimulation, raises serious questions about other studies that see syncretism in practices such as supposedly non-Sunni groups following Sharia. Instead of manifesting either assimilation or syncretism, dissimulation actually reinforces separateness to the minority community, among its own members. Dissimulation helps the minority Alevi communities avoid conflict with Sunnis, while passing essentially unnoticed among Bulgarian Christians, and even …

Europeanization and Tolerance in Turkey: The Myth of Toleration
A. Kaya – 2013 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Thefaultlinebetween the positions ofthetwo groups mainly derives from their interpretation of Alevism. Theformer defines Alevism primarily withinthe boundaries of Islam,thusthe AKP’s attempttoIslamize Alevism does notcreate a problem. The latter,on the otherhand, perceives Alevismas a heterodox and syncretic culture borrowing from different traditions such as shamanism, Islam, pantheism and Christianity. 1 Startingwith some theoretical issuesregarding the notionofthe attitude of …


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