Who are Alasbaat
Alasbaat is the name given to the Children of Israel who were obedient and faithful to Allah (swt) and their Prophets in whichever time they were in. This name was used in the Quran to identify the best of the Children of Israel.
We are a community of the descendants of Yacoub who have accepted the last and final messenger Muhammed (saw). We are not separate from the Muslims because we have been ordered to bow down with them but we are distinct.
It is through the Quran and the final messenger that we were reminded to fulfil our covenant that had existed with our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacoub (ah) before us. Allah (swt) has made our covenant central to our Islam and our relationship with Him and we as a community have responded by making the fulfilment of our covenant central to our Islam.
Our tribe and Identity is also essential to our understanding of Islam. Allah (swt) appeals to us through our identity therefore we accept that this is something significant and shouldn’t be discarded or treated as insignificant as some have done in error.
Alasbaat seeks to educate and remind the Children of Israel to fulfil their covenant. We also seek to return the Children of Israel to spiritual health and create a productive community that is competitive intellectually, spiritually and socially.
Alasbaat does not make any claim to an exclusive theology as there are many different types of theology within our tribe but we are a community that is based around our identity and covenant and this is what binds us together.
Our aim is to reform the Children of Israel through education and true knowledge of self. And, we see spiritual reform as central to the healing required in order for us to succeed. True spiritual changes come in the form of real change in external circumstances and so our goal is to change first the inward reality so that the external reality is healthy and fruitful.
Our community is based on love, honour and perfection of self and therefore the qualities also extend to other communities. We honour and value other communities and we respect them.