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Druze

also Druse  (dro͞oz)
n.
A member of a monotheistic religious community living primarily in Syria, Israel, and Lebanon whose beliefs include faith in al-Hakim (985-1021), an Ismaili caliph, as the embodiment of God.

[Arabic Durūz, pl. of durzī, a Druze, after Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Darazi (died c. 1019), Muslim religious leader who was an early promoter of the Druze faith but was repudiated by the Druze for proclaiming the divinity of al-Hakim .]

Druze

(druz)

n.
a member of an independent sect living mainly in Lebanon, Syria, and Israel, that is an
offshoot of Islam.
[1595–1605; < Arabic durūz, a Druze, derivative of the name of one of the sect founders, Muḥammad ibn Ismā‘īl al-Darazī]
Dru′ze•an, Dru′zi•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Druze - an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of GodDruze - an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God; "a Druze is permitted to conform outwardly to the faith of the unbelievers among whom he lives"
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Translations
DruzeDruzes
דרוזידרוזים
ドゥルーズ派
Druzen
References in periodicals archive ?
de Smet, Les Epitres sacrees des Druzes: Rasa'il al-Hikma, volumes 1 et 2 (Leuven: Peeters, 2007), 17-18; idem, "Elements chretiens dans l'ismaelisme yemenite sous les derniers Fatimides: Le probleme de la gnose Tayyibite," in L'Egypte fatimide: Son art et son histoire.
Nowadays, other non-Muslim types who were not profiled in the Koran, like the Hindus, the Buddhists, the Sikhs, the Shintos, the Jains, the Zoroastrians, the Confucians, the Baha'is, the Druzes, and even the Shi'ites are now fair game in a jihad.
2016:52), 72,9% des Syriens arabes sont des sunnites, 10,2% des alaouites, 1,8% des druzes, 0,9% des ismaeliens, et 0,4% des chiites.
This brigade is made up of Palestinians, Druzes, Circassians and local Syrians, whom Hizbullah recruited and has posted in Hermon villages ready to launch terrorist attacks inside Israel.
The power structure has become fractured with Christians, Sunnis, Shiites and Druzes - all trying to catch the other out and filter into a clogged government machinery and the public sector.
"Syria will fall apart, in accordance with its ethnic and religious structure into several states-so that there will be a Shiite Allawi state along its coast, a Sunni state in the Aleppo area, another Sunni state in Damascus hostile to its northern neighbor, and the Druzes, who will set up a state, maybe even in our Golan-" It's in the hands of the Syrian people, all of them, to resist playing into the hands of Syria's enemies by coming together as one hand to rebuild their stricken homeland anew.
Les Druzes de Belgrade , or Druze of Belgrade, de Rabee Jaber (Gallimard) ;
He had to deal with Arabists, Zionists, Armenian refugees, Druzes, and Bedouins.
Barakat (Actes Sud), [beaucoup moins que] Les Quatre saisons du citronnier [beaucoup plus grand que] de Souad Benkirane (Karthala), [beaucoup moins que] Les Druzes de Belgrade [beaucoup plus grand que] de Rabee Jaber (Gallimard) et [beaucoup moins que] La Cigogne [beaucoup plus grand que] d'Akram Musallam (Actes Sud).
He saluted Jumblatt and certain Syrian rebel leaders who deplored Nusra's massacring of Druzes in Idleb but anticipated an imminent downfall of Assad's regime.
Elsewhere, SOHR reported that 20 Druzes were shot dead by Al-Nusra militants in Idlib, northwest of Syria.
Syria, as well as Iraq, divides between Sunni and Shia but includes other Isalmic divisions such as Ismailis (loyal to the Aga Khan), Druzes and Alawis.