عنوان مقاله [English]
Ghulat (Extremists), their Profile and Relation to the Imami Shi'ites
Ghula t is an old sect that rose in the Shi'ite communities of Iraq and related themselves to the Shi'ites. In the present article, a brief history of the formation and the influential elements on the ghulat, and their developments and life periods are reviewed. Touching upon the ideological foundations of the ghulat, the author deals with the incompatibility of these ideas with those of the Imam is. The Imami Shi'ites' disavowal from the ghulat as expressed in the words of the Imami leaders and scholars is evident in the article.