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Ahl-e Haqq (Persian, translates to people of truth) is a Kurdish religious movement. It is mainly rooted in Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as Lorestan and Kermanshah in Iran. Many members also live in the diaspora. In total, the followers are estimated to be around 1 million people.[1]

The religion iself has elements of Shi'a Islam, Yazidi and Alevi. Followers believe that their deity will be reincarnated seven times. The religion took the practice of Dhikr from Sufism. They also share common meals, and live together in a brotherly manner. Wladimir Fjodorowich Minorski was among the first to describe this religious community.


  1. Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa; Detroit: Thompson Gale, 2004; ISBN 0028657691; p. 82