Uyanis: Buyuk Selcuklu - 1 - Uyanis: Buyuk Selcuklu Episode 1
The Hashashin Leader and head of the Nizari Ismaili State
1: Lord of Alamut
Group B: Fully initiated. Also known as “Propagandists”
2: Da’i ‘d-Du’at (Chief Da’i)
3: Du’i ‘l-Kabir (Superior Da’i)
4: Du’i (Ordinary Da’i)
Group C: Partly initiated
5: Rafiq (Comrade)
Group D: Uninitiated
6: Lasiq (Adherent)
7: Fida’i (One Willing to Die for the Cause)
A da’i is generally someone who engages in da’wah, the act of inviting people to Islam. But is more specifically an important religious office amongst the Isma’ili Shi’i Muslims. It was also used by the Hashashin to refer to their members.
Batıni: Batiniyya refers to groups that distinguish between an outer, exoteric and an inner, esoteric meaning in Islamic scriptures. The term has been used in particular for an allegoristic type of scriptural interpretation developed among some Shia groups, stressing the bāṭin meaning of texts.
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