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|Ritual and Daily Life: Transmission and interpretation of the Ismaili tradition in Vancouver, Thesis|
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(ii) Ismaili Doctrine
One of the keys to the understanding of the Ismaili (Shia) doctrine lies
|Ritual and Daily Life: Transmission and interpretation of the Ismaili tradition in Vancouver|
|The Relation Between the Druze Faith and Other Religions|
Since long, it was commonly believed that theDruze community possessed an independent religious doctrine which differedtotally from other religions. This belief was the basic reason for thepublic opinion which justified the fact of keeping this religion in totalsecrecy by its members. However, such a belief lacks accuracy, and a deeplook at the Druzes culture may reveal many points in common between thisreligion and other religions. In fact the Druze sheikhs prefer to considertheir Dogma a sect or a Sufi conduct rather than a religion.
|The Relation Between the Druze Faith and OtherReligions|