Alawi (disambiguation)

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Alawi (Arabic: علوي‎), also Alewi, Alevi, Alawid, or Alawite (French: Alaouite), means "of or related to Ali", the Prophet Muhammad's nephew.

It may refer to:



  • Alavids, Zaydi Alid dynasty of the Tabaristan, Daylam and Gilan
  • Alawites, a prominent religious Shia minority sect in Syria, also known as Nusayris or Arab Alawites
  • Alevis, a religious community in Turkey
    • Bektashiyyah Tariqa, a religious community in Turkey, Balkans and Albania
    • Qizilbash, a religious community in Turkey
  • Alavi Bohra, an Tayyibi–Mustaali–Ismāʿīlī Madh'hab in India and Pakistan
  • Alaouite dynasty, the name of the current royal family of Morocco
  • Ba 'Alawi sada, a family and social group in Yemen and descendants of Imam Ahmad al-Muhajir through Alawi bin Ubaydillah
  • Ba 'Alawi tariqa, a Sufi brotherhood in Yemen, also known as "Tariqa Alawiyya"
  • Chinarism, an alternative branch of Alevism in Turkey, also known as Ishik Alawis