To know the only true God, honor and obey Him, and make Him known.
Alevis do not attend mosques for Friday prayer. They instead gather every Thursday in houses of prayer, called cemevis. It is very different from Sunni Islam because both men and women come together for this time of worship. They listen to music and dance to experience union with Allah.
Some associate Alevis with Shi’te Islam because of their veneration of Ali. Others have seen similarities between the Alevis and the Sufis. They seem to combine some pre-Islamic culture and customs with Islamic religious beliefs.