• العربية

Beinga Druz

Beinga Druz

Author : Fuad I. Khuri

Khuri’s deep insights into Druze culture are bought together with his comprehensive understanding of Arab culture and Islam in this one easy-to-read book. He sees the source for the practice of religion as lying within its definition, whether it is a public, open policy of worship or a private, secretive one. The Druze practice the same Arab norms of culture, but express them differently. In attempting to achieve divine manifestation, the Druze have developed not only a unique style of worship, but also a unique style of living and speaking, continuously practicing self-discipline, austerity and a strict behavioral code.

Solidarity among the Druze is displayed through their strong belief in reincarnation and in the moderating role played by the religious shaikhs in conflict resolution. This feeling of brotherhood through reincarnation cements social relationship between people and creates equality within the community.

“Land of Druze” is a marker of identity: ‘in order to protect your honour, you must have land, you must have religion’.

Khuri describes the strong in-group feeling within the Druze, even in immigrant populations, and their deep attachment to ethnicity and unbending solidarity, always standing firmly by the power elite in times of crisis. The Druze learn their culture and associated rituals as connected with the cycle of life. ‘He or she is always under the watchful eye of the community from birth until death and, then, rebirth’.
$28.00
  • SKU
  • 3073453
  • ISBN:
  • No
  • Author:
  • Fuad I. Khuri
  • Pages:
  • 295
  • Pub. Year:
  • 1-1-2004
  • Publisher:
  • مؤسسة التراث الدرزي
  • Cover:
  • غلاف فني
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