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The Druzes are divided into two main classes: the Ukkal, or initiated, and the Juhhal, or uninitiated; among the former the Iwayid profess the strictest Druze principles. They meet on Thursday evenings for worship, which consists almost exclusively in reading their sacred books. There are, however, some Islamic sects that believe in reincarnation, including the Druze and Alawi who are most numerous in Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. These minority groups hold a tenuous position among Muslims, in some measure due to their belief in reincarnation, and are often considered by their mainstream Sunni or Shi'a co-religionists as.
The Israeli Druze (Arabic: الدروز الإسرائيليون , Hebrew: דְּרוּזִים יִשְׂרְאֵלִים) are a religious and ethnic minority among Arab citizens of Israel. In , there were , Druze living in Israel, % of the total population of the country. Even though the faith originally developed out of Ismaili Islam, Druze do not identify as Muslims. Throughout the Ottoman period () the Druzes and their fellow mountaineers, the Maronites, constituted a thorn in the side of the Turks. The Lebanon enjoyed most of the time local autonomy. Even the Druzes of Hawran, the Bashan of the Bible, were not subject to conscription, and repeatedly refused to pay taxes to the Sublime Porte.
found: Institute of Druze Studies Web site, May 8, Druzes (The Druzes are a Middle Eastern minority group with their formal origins in the 11th century. They are perhaps one of the most misunderstood and understudied religious sects in the world. Most Druzes live today in mountainous regions in Lebanon, Syria, Israel, and Jordan.). Introduction --The Druze --Marriage among the Druze --Divorce among the Druze --Marriage and divorce: a comparative approach --The Druze: peripheral change. Series Title: Library of modern Middle East studies, Responsibility: Lubna Tarabey. More information: Table of contents; Contributor biographical information; Publisher description.
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National Emergency Among the Druzes of Lebanon and Bashan by Parfit, Joseph Thomas, Publication date Topics Druzes Publisher London Hunter & Longhurst Collection robarts; toronto. Druze, also spelled Druse, Arabic plural Durūz, singular Darazi, small Middle Eastern religious sect characterized by an eclectic system of doctrines and by a cohesion and loyalty among its members (at times politically significant) that have enabled them to maintain for centuries their close-knit identity and distinctive Druze numbered more than 1, in the early.
With the advent of the Ottoman Turks and the conquest of Syria by Sultan Selim I inthe Ma'ans were acknowledged by the new rulers as the feudal lords of southern Lebanon.
Druze villages spread and prospered in that region, which under Ma'an leadership so flourished that it acquired the generic term of Jabal Bayt-Ma'an (the mountain home of the Ma'an) or Jabal al-Druze. Furthermore, they claim that their contribution to Lebanon's history has been systematically minimized.
The Druze leader, Kamāl Junblāṭ, was the first to raise public awareness of the importance of rewriting Lebanon's history, and the process of doing so has gained momentum among Druze intellectuals since the s.
CHAPTER III RACIAL ORIGINS. Number and Distribution:—With the present numerical strength of the Druzes, their geographical distribution in southern Lebanon, Wādi-al-Taym, al Jabal al-A‘la (between Aleppo and Antioch), Ṣafad and Mt.
Carmel in Palestine, and with their later migrations which determined their present habitat, we are more or less familiar. The Druze are concentrated in the rural, mountainous areas east and south of Beirut.
The Lebanese Druze are estimated to constitute percent of Lebanon's population. They live in villages in Hasbaya, Rashaya, Chouf, Aley, Marjeyoun and Beirut, and they constitute the majority of the population in the city of Aley, Baakleen, Hasbaya and Rashaya.
Lebanon is a parliamentary democratic republic within the overall framework of confessionalism, a form of consociationalism in which the highest offices are proportionately reserved for representatives from certain religious communities. The constitution grants the people the right to change their government.
However, from the mids until the parliamentary elections in. Discover the best Lebanon History in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. The borders of contemporary Lebanon are a product of the Treaty of Sèvres of Its territory was the core of the Bronze Age Phoenician part of the Levant, it was part of numerous succeeding empires throughout ancient history, including the Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Achaemenid Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Sasanid Persian empires.
The Druze: peripheral change. Summary Much of the life and ritual of the Druze in Lebanon appears mysterious to outsiders, as this esoteric sect remains closed to non-members.
Lubna Tarabey, herself a member of this community, is ideally placed to offer insight into the family life, tradition and religious practices of the Druze.
In Lebanon, Druze are mainly found in the south of Mount Lebanon, where the elite men can be recognized by their moustaches, low-hanging trousers and white caps. Druze women mostly wear white veils and long black dresses.
The local heroes of the Druze are Fakhr el-Dine Maan II and their current leader Walid Jumblatt. Al-Hakim's apostle Hamzah ibn Ali ibn Ahmad subsequently gave the religion form and content, and formed the various dogmas into a creed.
But fear was rife among the Druze, and for six years following their leader's disappearance, they hid. Stories intended to show the amusing possibilities of return in form of animals are recorded in various books of Arabic literature.
No worse curse could even today be levelled against a Druze in the Lebanon than to call him "calf worshiper." ), p. 26, Among the Druzes of Lebanon and Bashan (London, ), pp. ; Ḥanna abi.
Much of the life and ritual of the Druze in Lebanon appears mysterious to outsiders, as this esoteric sect remains closed to non-members. Lubna Tarabey, herself a member of this secretive community, is ideally-placed to offer insight into the family life, tradition and religious practices of the Druze.
Entdecken Sie "Historical Dictionary of the Druzes" von Samy Swayd und finden Sie Ihren Buchhändler. One of the most intriguing minority groups in the Middle East is now a thousand years old. It emerged in the city of Cairo, spread to what is today Lebanon, Syria, and Israel, and subsequently became known.Lebanon is an eastern Mediterranean country that is composed of mostly Muslims and Christians.
The main two religions are Islam with 54% of the citizens (Sunni and Shia) and Christianity with % of the citizens (the Maronite Church, the Orthodox Church, the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Protestantism, the Armenian Apostolic Church).The Druze are about .Druze leader, Kamal Junblat, was the first to raise public awareness of the importance of rewriting Lebanon's history, and the process of doing so has gained momentum among Druze intellectuals since the s.
This article discusses the efforts of the Druze intelligentsia to cultivate a historical narrative.