^Tharwa Project. The Alawis have been present in modern-day Lebanon since the 16th century and are estimated to number 100,000 today, mostly in Akkar and Tripoli. The sect is managed through the Islamic Alawi Union, a council of 600 members that are elected every four years.
^Alawi Islam. GlobalSecurity.org. [2008-05-31]. Their prayer book, the source of religious instruction, is the Kitāb al-Majmu‘, believed to be derived from Ismā‘īlī writings. Alawis study the Qur'ān and recognize the five pillars of Islam, which they interpret in a wholly allegorical sense to fit community tenets.
^Kramer, Martin. Syria’s Alawis and Shi‘ism. In their mountainous corner of Syria, the Alawis claim to represent the furthest extension of Twelver Shi’ism.参数|title=值左起第1位存在delete character (帮助);参数|quote=值左起第103位存在delete character (帮助)