The Druze religion is a universal religion in which monotheism is the central element. The Druz religion is a secret and is known only to a small group of members of the community called “the Okal”, while the other Druze are called “Johal”. Religion is not a cult or a ritual but a neo-aplatonic philosophy.
According to the Druze belief, during the days of al-Hakim, the last chance was given to join the “Muhaddun”, and nowadays no one can join the Druze religion unless he was born as a Druze.
Over the years, the Druze have experienced hostile and sometimes cruel treatment by the devout Muslims. Since the Druze were initially a small and closed community, they suffered from particularly hostile attitude. The Druze religion has adopted the “taqiyya” – the duty of concealing religion in times of crisis by blurring the faith from an external symbols in order to adapt to their surroundings.