a SECTARIAN religious movement within ISLAM regarded as heretical by the ORTHODOX. Its founder was Caliph Al-Hakim Be Amrillah (966-1021 A.D.) who proclaimed himself an INCARNATION of the DIVINE. Today there are around 200,000 Druzes, the majority of whom live in Lebanon.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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