Ghulat is Arabic for “extremists” and entails conferring divine or angelic status on Muhammad and his family, particularly on Ali. These exoteric “beliefs” are not Islamic by any standards and certainly do not confer or imply membership in the Islamic religion. Rather, this is precisely the point, as the purpose of being Ghulat is to avoid forcible conversion to Islam by maintaining a pseudo-Islamic veneer as barely covering the practices of core Median Judaism.
Alevis believe that God is constitutes a trinity, an ancient belief that long predates Christianity and they exoterically claim that this trinity is made up of Haq (truth), Muhammad and Ali. Yet Alevis pray neither to Ali nor to Muhammad. In fact Alevis don’t practice Islam and don’t even read the Quran. Alevis pray to God. The fact is that the Ghulat beliefs are peripheral to Median Judaism and constitute a mere superficial surface meant to deflect unwanted attention from outsiders.