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Druzes
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Druse (other)
Druse can refer to: Druze
Druze
or Durzi, a Middle Eastern Ghulat Ismāʿīlī religious community, Druse (botany), an aggregation of calcium oxalate crystals found in certain plants, Druse (geology), an incrustation of small crystals on the surface of a rock or mi
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Hebrew Language
Hebrew (/ˈhiːbruː/; עִבְרִית, Ivrit [ʔivˈʁit] ( listen) or [ʕivˈɾit] ( listen)) is a Northwest Semitic language native to Israel, spoken by over 9 million people worldwide.[8][9] Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Israelites
Israelites
and their ancestors, although the language was not referred to by the name Hebrew in the Tanakh.[note 1] The earliest examples of written Paleo-Hebrew date from the 10th century BCE.[10] Hebrew belongs to the West Semitic branch of the Afroasiatic language family
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Druze In Lebanon
Druze
Druze
people in Lebanon
Lebanon
refers to adherents of the Druze
Druze
faith, an ethnoreligious[2] esoteric group originating from the Near East
Near East
who self identify as unitarians (Muwahhideen).[3] The Lebanese Druze
Druze
people are believed to constitute about 5%[1] of the total population of Lebanon
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Qalb Loze Massacre
The Qalb Loze
Qalb Loze
massacre was a reported massacre of Syrian Druze
Druze
on 10 June 2015 in the village of Qalb Loze
Qalb Loze
in Syria's northwestern Idlib Governorate. The village was under the control of a coalition of Islamist rebels, when a Tunisian commander of one group in the coalition, the al-Nusra Front, tried to confiscate the house of one of the villagers who they accused of working for the Syrian government. The villagers protested and there were two different accounts of what followed. According to anti-government activists, the Nusra fighters opened fire on the protesting villagers,[1] after the Tunisian commander accused them of blasphemy.[2] In contrast, Nusra member Mohammad Feezo claimed it was the villagers who opened fire first.[1] In the end, the al-Nusra Front killed 20 people, including the elderly and a child
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Jaysh Al-Muwahhideen
The Jaysh al-Muwahhideen
Jaysh al-Muwahhideen
or Jaysh Abu Ibrahim (Arabic: جيش الموحدين‎) is a Druze
Druze
militant group in Syria. Their name means "Army of Monotheists" or "Army of Unitarians". The group mainly operates in the Suwayda, Deraa, Damascus and other regions where the Druze
Druze
are concentrated and announced their formation in the beginning of 2013. The leadership describes the group as Unitarian Druze engaging in defensive jihad, but has also been described as supporters of Bashar al-Assad
Bashar al-Assad
and his government. It operates largely in Jabal al-Arab or Mountain of the Arabs, also known as Jabal ad-Druze, a mountainous area of Suwayda governorate as well as the Jabal al-Sheikh area in Damascus governorate, areas primarily inhabited by Druze. The group was set up in response to attacks on Druze
Druze
civilians
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Sidon Eyalet Revolt (1834)
Revolt suppressedSome rebel leaders executed Egyptian rule reasserted Conscription orders carried outBelligerents Egypt Eyalet Shihab dynastyUrban notables of Safed
Safed
and Tiberias Madi family of Acre region Hawwara tribe of GalileeCommanders and leaders Muhammad Ali Ibrahim Pasha Bashir Shihab IIMas'ud al-Madi  Isa al-Madi  Aqil Aghav t eCampaigns of Muhammad Ali of EgyptEgypt (1803–07) Fraser campaign Wahhabi War Greek War of Independence 1st Egyptian-Ottoman War Syrian Peasant RevoltPalestine 1834
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Maan Family
The Banu Ma'an tribe (Arabic: الأسرة المعنية‎) (also Ma'n, ALA-LC: Ma‘nī, adjective:Ma'anid, Ma'nid), were a tribe and dynasty of Qahtani Arab some of which later became Druze
Druze
and rulers of the Mount Lebanon Emirate
Mount Lebanon Emirate
in the Lebanon Mountains
Lebanon Mountains
during a period of the Ottoman Empire, and one of the most successful ruling dynasties in Druze
Druze
history. They originated from coastal Hadhramaut
Hadhramaut
in southern Yemen
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Eid Al-Adha
Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha
(Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎, translit. ʿīd al-aḍḥā, lit. 'Feast of the Sacrifice', [ʕiːd ælˈʔɑdˤħæː]), also called the "Sacrifice Feast", is the second of two Islamic holidays
Islamic holidays
celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command. Before Abraham sacrificed his son, God provided a male goat to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: one third of the share is given to the poor and needy; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is retained by the family. In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha
falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah
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Khalwat Al-Bayada
Khalwat is the name of the prayer-houses of the Druze. The primary sanctuary of the Druze
Druze
is at Khalwat al-Bayada.[1]Contents1 The Druze
Druze
school of theology in Lebanon 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksThe Druze
Druze
school of theology in Lebanon[edit] The Khalwat al-Bayada, Khalwet el Biyad, Khalwat al-Biyyada or White houses of communion is the central sanctuary, and theological school of the Druze, located in Lebanon. [2][1][3] Located near Hasbaya, the khalwat is the location where Ad-Darazi
Ad-Darazi
is supposed to have settled and taught from during the first Druze
Druze
call.[4] It features a large, stone, circular bench next to an ancient oak tree known as Areopagus of the Elders that is secluded amongst nature and trees
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Jabal Al-Druze
Jabal al-Druze (Arabic: جبل الدروز‎, jabal ad-durūz, Mountain of the Druze), officially Jabal al-Arab (Arabic: جبل العرب‎, jabal al-ʿarab, Mountain of the Arabs), is an elevated volcanic region in the As-Suwayda Governorate of southern Syria. Most of the inhabitants of this region are Druze, and there are also small Muslim and Christian communities. Safaitic inscriptions were first found in this area. The State of Jabal Druze was an autonomous area in the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon from 1921 to 1936. In the past, the name Jabal al-Druze was used for a different area, located in Mount Lebanon.[citation needed]Contents1 Geology 2 Peaks 3 See also 4 SourcesGeology[edit]Map of Jabal al-DruzeThe Jabal al-Druze volcanic field, the southernmost in Syria, lies in the Haurun-Druze Plateau in SW Syria near the border with Jordan
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Theophany
Theophany
Theophany
(from Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
(ἡ) θεοφάνεια theophaneia,[1] meaning "appearance of a god") refers to the appearance of a deity to a human.[2][3][4] This term has been used to refer to appearances of the gods in the ancient Greek and Near Eastern religions. While the Iliad
Iliad
is the earliest source for descriptions of theophanies in the Classical tradition/era (and they occur throughout Greek mythology), probably the earliest description of a theophany is in the Epic of Gilgamesh.[5] The term theophany has acquired a specific usage for Christians and Jews
Jews
with respect to the Bible: It refers to the manifestation of the Abrahamic God
God
to people; the sensible sign by which his presence is revealed
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Arabic Script
The Arabic
Arabic
script is the writing system used for writing Arabic language and several other languages of Asia and Africa, such as Azerbaijani, Pashto, Persian, Kurdish, Lurish, Urdu, Mandinka, and others.[1] Until the 16th century, it was also used to write some texts in Spanish and prior to the Turkish language
Turkish language
reform was written in Perso- Arabic
Arabic
script.[2] It is the second-most widely used writing system in the world by the number of countries using it and the third by the number of users, after Latin and Chinese characters.[3] The Arabic
Arabic
script is written from right to left in a cursive style. In most cases the letters transcribe consonants, or consonants and a few vowels, so most Arabic
Arabic
alphabets are abjads.[citation needed] The script was first used to write texts in Arabic, most notably the Qurʼān, the holy book of Islam
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English Language
English is a West Germanic language
West Germanic language
that was first spoken in early medieval England
England
and is now a global lingua franca.[4][5] Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic
North Germanic
language), as well as by Latin
Latin
and Romance languages, especially French.[6] English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 5th century, are called Old English
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Colombia
Coordinates: 4°N 72°W / 4°N 72°W / 4; -72 Republic
Republic
of Colombia República de Colombia  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Libertad y Orden" (Spanish) "Freedom and Order"Anthem: ¡Oh, Gloria Inmarcesible!  (Spanish) O unfading glory!Location of  Colombia  (dark green) in South America  (grey)Capital and largest city Bogotá 4°35′N 74°4′W / 4.583°N 74.067°W / 4.583; -74.067Official languages SpanishaRecognized regional languages 68 ethnic languages and dialects
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Spanish Language
The Spanish language
Spanish language
(/ˈspænɪʃ/ ( listen);  Español (help·info)), also called the Castilian language[4] (/kæˈstɪliən/ ( listen),  castellano (help·info)), is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain
Spain
and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin
Latin
America and Spain. It is usually considered the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.[5][6][7][8][9] Spanish is a part of the Ibero-Romance group of languages, which evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
in Iberia after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire
Western Roman Empire
in the 5th century
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