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Druze are a branch of Ismaili(not to be confused with Nizari) Shia Islam?Edit

The Druze seem like a sect within the sect of Ismailism (Containing many other sects such as the Bohra & Nizari[Aga Khan] amongst others) within the Hia sect of Islam, similar to the Bahai who are also an offshoot of Shia Islam.

So are the Druze a subset of Ismaili Islam or a group of Shia of their own separate from the Ismaili subset of the Shia set within Islam? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 171.78.243.109 (talkcontribs) 21:22, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Response: The Druze historically started as Ismailis but later separated from them and are not a subset of Ismaili Islam. They do not obey the Aga Khan, leader of Ismailis, and their teachings, s well as their obedience. diverted from Ismaili teachings centuries ago. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 185.142.16.9 (talk) 16:36, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

"Navbox" referred to in article textEdit

The section Closing of the faith transcludes {{Shia Imam Chart}}. Being a navbox, it does not display on mobile, so the reader is left wondering what the text is talking about. As a temporary measure I've altered the template to allow a custom class, and changed it on this article (only) to   (i.e. a space). If it is important encyclopedic content, then it is not a navbox and should be altered to reflect that, but I don't have the time or inclination to figure out what class should replace it. If it is purely a navbox, then there should be no reference to it in the article text. Hairy Dude (talk) 01:46, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

12th centuryEdit

Benjamin of Tudela wrote about the Druze at Mount Hermon. Surely his account is worth a mention in the article.--ארינמל (talk) 22:25, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

On a different note, I have come across another description of incest among the Druze, which Tudela also mentioned. Apparently this was a common libel for a long time. This 18th century traveler, who, like Tudela, repeats hearsay, writes that it was "commonly reported" the Druze were "inter-marrying with their nearest relations." Philip Hitti covers these charges in his book. Articles 12 and 13 in the 1948 Personal Law of the Druze forbid incest.--ארינמל (talk) 00:43, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

COMMENT: The Druze intermarry a lot; in particular Druze marry frequently their cousins. While this is not considered incestuous in Druze culture, it is considered 'incest' in some other cultures, in which marrying a first cousin is prohibited by tradition. This has led to Druze being viewed as incestuous in some other cultures which have come into contact with them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 185.142.16.9 (talk) 16:38, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

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