Category: Portrait Photography
Posted: June 19, 2014
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taken in a druze village at they older people club

A chapter in the book Portraits

Older Druze portrait

by GaliaG

Druze From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Total population 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Founder Ad-Darazi, Hamza and Al Hakim Regions with significant populations Syria 700,000 Lebanon 250,000 Israel 125,300 Jordan 20,000 Outside the Middle East >137,000 Venezuela 100,000 United States 20,000 Canada 10,000 Australia 3,000 Colombia 3,000 United Kingdom <1,000 Religions Unitarian Druze Scriptures Rasa'il al-hikmah (Epistles of Wisdom) Languages Arabic Hebrew (in Israel) Spanish (in Venezuela and Colombia) English (in United States and Australia) The Druze (Arabic: derzi or durzi, plural duruz; Hebrew: "druzim") are a monotheistic religious and social community, found primarily in Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Jordan. Rooted in Ismailism, a branch of Shia Islam, the Druze beliefs incorporate elements from Abrahamic religions, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, Pythagoreanism, and other philosophies creating a distinct theology known to highlight the role of the Mind and truthfulness. The Druze call themselves Ahl al-Tawhid "the People of Monotheism" or "the People of Unity" or al-Muwa??idun "the Unitarians". The Druze community played an important role in shaping the history of the Levant, particularly Lebanon, often taking on a much larger role than their demographic weight. The Druzes' social customs differ markedly from those of the Muslims or Christians and they are known to form a close knit and cohesive social community but also integrate fully in their adopted homelands. for more reading see :
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