Egyptian Druze Religion

Imam Hamzah ibn Ali founded the Druze (or Druse) religion in Cairo, Egypt in 1071. The Druze religion based on the tenet that the Egyptian Fatimid caliph al-Hakim was a messianic figure, the final incarnation of God, redeeming his followers on Judgment Day. The first missionary of the group, Muhammad ibn lsma’il ad-Darazi publicly proclaimed Druze doctrine in the main mosque of Cairo in 1021 causing a riot.

      Hamzah ibn Ali
      Cairo, Egypt

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  • Druze – History, Modern era, Immigration and settlement …
    The Druze, also known as the “Sons of Grace,” are a secretive, tightly-knit religious sect whose origins can be traced to Egypt a thousand years ago. They believe that God was incarnated on earth in the form of their leader, al-Hakim bi-Amrih Alla. The Druze do not have their own homeland.
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