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Question By : Mohammad Fuzail Siddiqui

Asslaam Waliya Kum Brother,

I would like to know about "Nusairi" they are perverted form Islam and give great importance to Hazarat Ali (RAA) is it true. Do this type of sect exist. If you can provide me details about them I will be very thankful to you.


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

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In the name of Allah, All Gracious, All Merciful

Wa Alaikumossalam

Dear Brother in Islam,

The answer to your question is as follows:
An-Nusayriyyah is one of several groups of Ghulaat (extremist) Shi¡¯a sects. They are also known as Alawis/Alawite sect. Alawis were, basically, farmers who used to grow vines, wheat, tobacco and cotton in the hills. They inhabited the Jabal Al-Nusayriyyah, the mountain ranges of north-western Syria that overtook the Mediterranean See. But in recent years, most of them have migrated to the large cities of Syria.

Most of Shi¡¯ah groups honour Ahlul Bait ¡®Ali and his family¡¯ but the Ghulaat have come out the umbrella of Islam considering Ali to be the very manifestation of Allah Ta¡¯alah.

The beliefs and practices of Nusayriyyah are absolutely different from the beliefs and exercises of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jama¡¯ah and similar to the creeds of those Christians and Jews. The detail is not stated here for the sake of brevity. For more information, visit:

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