Introduction

This Compendium of Hanifism is written by Hanifian Jews (Sabbateans) descended from Lipek Wieliczko but presents Hanifism as shared in common with Hanafite Christians (Alevis) using mainly Arabic terminology. Only more intricate details are presented in Podolian terms used only by Hanifian Jews because they are the terms most familiar to us having used Yiddish since the 1690s. Other terms (e.g. Christos) are Romanote having been used by Sabbatai Tsevi who once led the Hanifian Jews in the 1600s.

Hanifism is Themistianism (Acephalic Severianism) i.e. the Pahlavi (Saracen) religion of the Banu Hanifa (Alevi Christian Kurds) and from 1666 also the Dönmeh (Hanifian Jews). The Hanifian Jews adopted Hanifism from the Alevi Christian Kurds (called Tachiklar in Turkish).

Hanifism reached its hayday in the 7th Century when it struggled to preserve itself from Sabellian-Modalists, Adoptionists, Tritheists, Arian-Collyridians, Judases and Nestorian-Adyoenergists. One of the most important proponents of Hanifism at that time was Maslama bin Habib, known as Musaylima among Islamists.

Hanifism is referred to in Western sources as Paulianism or Paulicianism after a Monophysite called Paul who led the Acephali and presented the Tawhid to Emperor Heraclius in Armenia in 619AD.

The Arabic word "Hanif" comes from the Syriac and Aramaic words for "Apostate" which was applied to Acephalian Christians who rejected the authority of Organised Church Hierarchy preferring free, logical and rational study of the Bible and Christian tradition as superior authorities instead. The Roman Church regarded them as derived by Jews from Manichaeans. It was assumed they would all go the same way as Julian the Apostate. But Hanifians themselves regarded Julian as a "Judas" (the Hanifian word for an ex-Christian) and helped each other not to go in that direction.

The First Hanifians called themselves Banu Hanifa meaning Children of Hanifa which is the Hanifian term for Abram. It literally means "Apostatian" intended to steer believers away from elitist holier-than-thou religiosity by reminding us that, like all of us, even Abraham has fallen human ancestry. He started life as but a great-grandson of Noahism's first Apostate (Hanif) - the wicked Hanif Serug (Father of La'ibum/Nahor the Father of Terakh/Sargon)- so the term also inspires hope that even from such a fallen condition something good can be derived.

Hanifists survived in Syria and Armenia until they were forced to identify as Alawis or Alevis. Many fled to Bulgaria where they were known as Pechenegs, Ismailites, Paulians or Paulicians until they too had to identify as Alians under the Ottoman occupation. Others founded the Bulgarian Catholic Church.

Although Hanifians accept the general concept of islam (with a small i) as a good thing according to Hanifian tradition, the Islamic Quran was originally nothing but a Hymnody called Ahsana alHadith composed in the secret language of Arabi-Mubeen by a Themistian Kurd called Gabriel from the Western Persian Empire.

Moreover, there is no Muhammad in Hanifism other than God's Temple, the Shubiha of the Yesod of the Messias Jesu son of Marym. Everything that Hanifians believe about Yesod's Shubiha Muhammad is exactly what is said of Lord Jesus Christ in the Christian Creed. They are one and the same hypostasis.

Rather than judge Hanifism and Hanifians at face value or by the reports of outsiders, you are warmly invited to explore the articles presented here alongside other resources to learn more about how Alevi Christians and Dönmeh (Hanifian Jews) are supposed to be from the source through this vast treasure trove of the otherwise lost Pahlavi Edah and contribute to the restoration of our persecuted minority as a rational alternative culture-hub for refugees from the otherwise irrational religion of Islamism.

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