Gadeer Mreeh becomes Israel’s first female Druze MP
While every election returns victories or defeat for the contenders and participants many were glad to hear that the first Druze MP has been elected in Israel.
The Druze are a small and ancient ethnic group from mountains of Lebanon, Syria and Israel. Their beliefs are more metaphysical than Judeo-Christian religions.
Their God/Allah is not a personified deity but a body of knowledge and energy, they also believe in reincarnation.
The druze tied their fate with the Jews in Israel, being integrated into Israeli society more than any other minority group.
Who Are The Druze
The Druze are an Arabic-speaking esoteric ethno-religious group originating in Western Asia who self-identify as Al-Muwaḥḥidūn “The People of Monotheism”.
Jethro of Midian is considered an ancestor of all people from the Mountain of Druze region, who revere him as their spiritual founder and chief prophet.
It is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the teachings of Hamza ibn-‘Ali ibn-Ahmad and the sixth Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, and Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle.
The Epistles of Wisdom is the foundation text of the Druze faith. The Druze faith incorporates elements of Isma’ilism, a branch of Shia Islam, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, Pythagoreanism and other philosophies and beliefs, creating a distinct and secretive theology known to interpret esoterically religious scriptures, and to highlight the role of the mind and truthfulness.
The Druze follow theophany, and believe in reincarnation or the transmigration of the soul.
At the end of the cycle of rebirth, which is achieved through successive reincarnations, the soul is united with the Cosmic Mind.
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