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Old 07-15-2021, 09:34 PM
 
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I am somewhat confused about some things related to Shia Islam. I would like some insight into understanding the sources of the Druze, Ismaili and Baha'i esoteric teachings, abrogation of Shari'a and changed theologies and why they specifically arose out of Shi'a Islam. Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:05 AM
 
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Let's first discuss the Ismaili sect, which many outsiders consider to be a syncretic movement, while Muslims consider them to be outside of Islam altogether. The Ismailis claim that they follow an authentic tradition of Islamic teachings, and that the official canonized Islamic religion was not always the official one going back 1000 years or more. It's a thorny subject I guess. I don't understand why the Aga Khan is granted the recognition of a head of state, and meets with world leaders, when he is not the head of any country, despite being a descendant of the Persian Qajar dynasty. However, the Persians were officially Twelver Shia, who are opponents of the Ismailis. So how did the Aga Khan and the Qajar officials get around this problem???
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