ʿAlī Ilāhī
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(“deifiers of ʿAlī”), a vague and popular designation of sects connected with, and issued from, S̲h̲īʿa extremism ( g̲h̲ulāt , [q.v.]). In Persia and Kurdistān it covers chiefly the Ahl-i Ḥaḳḳ [q.v.] and Ḳi̊zi̊l-bas̲h̲ [q.v.], but may occasionally refer to such smaller communities as Ṣarli, S̲h̲abbak [qq.v] etc.

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Ed., “ʿAlī Ilāhī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0523>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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