Druze vs Islam
Druze and Islam are two religions which seem to be belonging to the similar chain. Druze is thought to be a religion derived from the basic principles of Islam. This article discusses the various aspects of Druze and Islam and informs about the differences between Druze and Islam.
Druze is a religious community which has its origin linking to the Syrian, Lebanese, Israeli and Jordanians nation. This religious community is one of those communities which are not much popular and are not understood by most of the people across the globe. Druze community has its origin which took place in 11th Century. Druze is thought to be a community which was derived from Ismaili sect. The religious community adds certain other philosophies of other religions in to it such as the Neoplatonism.
Islam is the religion which takes its basis from the Quran, a holy book of the Muslims. Religion of Islam follows the teachings and examples of Prophet Muhammad, whom they consider as last prophet of God. Islam originated in the Arab land during the 7th century. Muslims are a major religious community of the world which is living in different countries such as Indonesia, Africa, China and Russia. Muslims make about 23 percent of the total population of the world. Amongst the religions of the world, Islam is the 2nd largest religion which is growing rapidly.
What is the difference between Druze and Islam?
The Druze is a religious community which is not regarded as Islamic by Muslims. According to Muslims, a Muslim is one who believes in the final hood of Muhammad as the last Prophet of the Only God. The Druze believes that a person can appear in the form of a person in the shape of an Imam or Prophet. The religion of Islam, on the other hand believes that God is only one and the prophets are pious people sent by God to spread the teachings of Islam. Islamic religion also follows the concept that Muhammad was the last prophet of God while the Druze religion portrays their leader as Prophet denying the finality of Prophet-hood of Muhammad. Druze religion portrays their leader as the God whom they pray to and believe that one day he will appear again. Followers of Islam on the other hand believe in one God and pray to Him. The Druze day regards Thursday as their worship day unlike the religion of Islam which regards Friday as their worship day. Followers of Druze and Islam both believe in one God only whom they call ‘Allah’. However, Druze and Islam differ on the basis that followers of Islam only Pray to Allah while followers of Druze religion also pray to their leader. The religion of Islam supports belief that life is only awarded once to a person and they have to follow it according to the rules which appeal Allah to gain paradise after passing through the Day of Judgment. The soul of a human stays in its physical existence after one’s death. Druze on the other hand believe that after death, the soul may enter another body. Like Islam, Druze religion also has teachings about the Day of Judgment when their acts in the world will be judged.