Why are There no Bektashis in Kurdistan and Zazaistan?

The Medes were converted to Israelite religion by the deported Israelites from the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Medes thus became Israelites themselves. The Israelite Levites were absorbed into the Median priestly tribe. The Israelite kohanim became the priestly caste of the Medes.  Alevis are descended from Israelite Levites and the Median priestly tribe.Continue reading “Why are There no Bektashis in Kurdistan and Zazaistan?”

The Desperate Plight of the Yarsanis

Yarsanism is one of the seven denominations of core Median Judaism. There are approximately 2 to 3 million Yarsanis and most live in Iranian Kurdistan with a significant community living in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Kurdish Yarsanis live in the southernmost part of Kurdistan. Most Yarsanis are Kurds although there are also small communities of Arab,Continue reading “The Desperate Plight of the Yarsanis”

Median Jews are not Muslims

Islam is a religion with four branches, Sunni, Shia, Ibadi (in Oman) and Mutazili. There are four surviving schools (Arabic: madhhab) within Sunni Islamic jurisprudence (Arabic: fiqh). These are Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki and Shafi’i. In addition are there the heterodox Sunni Ahmadiyya who believe that the expected Mahdi (messiah) has already arrived. Ahmadiyya are neverthelessContinue reading “Median Jews are not Muslims”