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Israism
Another star and crescent
Type Ahmadi
Theistic philosophy Monotheistic
Supreme divinity Akim
Major Prophets Amad, Arik (Ariel), Elyas (Eliyahu), Ahmad
Holy City Helem, Kafuristan
Scripture Katub, Annunciation, Book of Bliss
Caliph vacant
Region
Founded 1233, Barmenia
Separations Sahabism
Liturgical language Classical Brmek, Classical Majatran



Israism (Classical Brmek: اسريه ʾIsraiya; Majatran: إِسراية Isrāiyya) or Tawhidism (Majatran: توحيدية Tawħidiyya), also known as Queranzariah (Majatran: قرانزرية Qerānzariyya, Classical Brmek: قرانزريه Qerânzariya) is the largest denomination of Ahmadism. Formed as a result of the Israi-Abadi split in 1234, Israism is sometimes considered the orthodox denomination of Ahmadism. Israism is distinguished from other Ahmadi sects in its emphasis on the absolute unity and inaccessibility of God. Unlike Abadism Israism believes that the Light of God was created by God as the first creation and out of which the rest of the universe was created. Initially the main cause of the division between Israism and Abadism was a political dispute on the succession to prophet Ahmad; whereas Abadism believes that the Caliph, the prophet's successor, should belong to the direct and indirect descendants of Ahmad (known as Afnan, literally "branches"), Israism considers that any member of Prophet Ahmad's Kamék Clan or any descendant of the Prophet's Companions, and in some minority views even any pious Ahmadi can become a Caliph if elected by the consensus of Ahmadis expressed in a Kurultai. In time the political conflict between the two sects gave birth to two competing theological views on the role of the Caliph. Unlike Abadism, which considers the Caliph to have been divinely appointed and an authorized interpreter of scripture, in Israism the Caliphate is a primarily political office, serving as the secular leader of the Ahmadi community, while the interpretation and implementation of Ahmadi law and theology is left to Ahmadi scholars and jurists. In Israism much attention is devoted to the prophetic tradition (sunnah), the way of life prescribed as normative for Ahmadis on the basis of the teachings and practices of the prophet Ahmad, interpretations of the Book of Bliss, and binding consensus. An adherent to Israism is known as an "Israi", "Israist", "Israite", or "Muwahhid".

The name of the faith literally means "Monotheism" in Brmek and Majatran, respectively, and refers to the rejection of the perceived Abadi worship of the Holy Spirits; for Israis, Ahmadism demands pure and absolute monotheism, and belief in the uncreatedness and co-existence of another entity, viz. the Light of God, is seen as dangerously close to shirk ("polytheism", lit. "association"). The name was adopted by the Bunjamínid Caliphate around the 14th century in opposition to the emergence of the cult of the Holy Spirits promoted by the Majalids, in order to emphasize the legitimacy of the Caliphate as preservers of the pure faith of Ahmad. The alternative name of the faith, Queranzariah, is an exonym used by Hosians in East Majatra, deriving from the Empire of Quanzar (which is also the origin of the name of Quanzar), after the Kansars denounced allegiance to the Abadi Caliphs in Kafuristan and accepted the authority of the Israi Caliph of Barmenistan.

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