Ismaili

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an adherent of Ismailism

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Although the majority of Isma'ilis today live outside of Iran, as of about 30 years ago, several thousand adherents remained in the northeast.
They belong to four Muslim sects namely, Isma'ilis, Ithna'asharis, Nurbakhshis and Sunnis.
33) Seyyed Hossein Nasr classified these as theologians, philosophers, Isma'ilis, and Sufis.
The government's secularism means that most members of religious minorities, such as the Alawites, Druze, Christians, and Isma'ilis, support the regime.
The majority of Hazaras adhere to the Shia faith of Islam followed by the Isma'ilis while a small number are Sunnis as they were forced to embrace the faith during the rule of King Abd al-Rahman in 1880-1901.
See generally FARHAD DAFTARY, THE ISMA'ILIS (1990); BERNARD LEWIS, THE ASSASSINS (2002).
Like the Twelvers, the Isma'ilis also believed in the hidden Imam.
the batinis prepared themselves to emerge with their old beliefs with only the names changed: the Safavids, the Baha'is, the Qadianis, the Druze, the Nusayris [Alawites], the Assassins, the Isma'ilis.
Delegates from the Shi'ite minority in the east and the marginalised Isma'ilis met with the king and asked for more representation in government and the Shura Council.
Activist movements have appeared consistently throughout Islamic history; the Nizari Isma'ilis, known in the West as the Assassins, were one.
Isma'ilis of South Asia and the West are among the most liberal and enlightened Muslims in the world.
In the original program of this meeting, I was to talk on the Qarmatians while the Isma'ilis had been allotted to another speaker; but as that speaker was prevented from coming, Isma'ilism was dropped from the program, leaving me to deal with the Qarmatians in isolation.
There are also minorities such as Baha'is, Isma'ilis, and Ahl-e Haqq who distinguish themselves from the Muslims and whose religions are not recognized by the state.
The interior, where the Crusaders held several strongholds was plagued by dissidents, notably the Isma'ilis, a movement derived from shi'ism.