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Qarmatians– who believed in a world view where every phenomenon repeated itself in cycles, where every incident was replayed over and over again.
Muhammad-Shahi Nizari Ismailis: who believe that the true successor to the 28th Nizari Ismaili Imam Shamsuddin Muhammad was his grandson Muhammad Shah bin Momin Shah (d 1404 CE). They trace their line of Imams through Muhammad Shah until the disappearance of their 40th Imam Amir Muhammad Baqir in 1796 in India. 15,000 Muhammad-Shahi Nizari Ismailis live in the Syria and are locally called the Jafariyya.