Kitab al Majmu

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Kitab al-Majmu‘ (Arabic: كتاب المجموع‎ "The Book of the Collection") is a book whose existence is doubted, claimed by some Sunni Muslims that it is the main source of teaching of the ‘Alawi sect of Islam.[1] They claim the book is not openly published and instead is passed down from initiated Master to Apprentice. The Alawis, however, reject this book as baseless and that their main source of teaching is Nahj al-Balagha.[2] According to Matti Moosa:[3]

Kitab al-Majmu contains sixteen suras (chapters) incorporated by Sulayam al-Adani in his Kitab al-Bakura... Kitab al-Majmu was published with a French translation by René Dussaud in his Histoire et Religion des Nosairis, 161-98. The Arabic text of the same is found in Abu Musa al-Hariri's al-Alawiyyun al-Alawiyya (Dubai: Dar al-Itisam, 1980), 145-74.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glassé, Cyril. 2008. The New Encyclopedia of Islam. Walnut Creek CA: AltaMira Press, p.37
  2. ^ Sirat Al Shaikh Muhammad ibn Nusayr page 1
  3. ^ Matti Moosa, Extremist Shiites: The Ghulat Sects, Syracuse University Press, 1987, p. 503, note 25