Having fled to Midian, Moses intervened in a water-access dispute between Jethro's seven daughters and the local shepherds; Jethro consequently invited Moses into his home and offered him hospitality.
However, Moses remained conscious that he was a stranger in exile, naming his first son (Jethro's grandson) "Gershom", meaning "stranger there".
anguage is Arabic, their religion and culture is separate and unique.
They speak a special dialect of Arabic that sounds much like Syrian dialects of Arabic. They number about one and a half million in the world; but the vast majority live in the Galilee, Southern Lebanon and Southern Syria.
According to the faith, the fourth prophet-Hamza Ben Ali was the strongest of the lot.
He had approached an important sheik in Egypt in 1017.
Ḥamzah seems to have been favoured by al-Ḥākim, however, and Al-Darāzī was declared an apostate within the movement and later disappeared (it is believed that al-Ḥākim ordered him killed).
The initiated men and women are easily identified by their modest dark clothes and white head covers.
There are also a few thousand Druzes living in Jordan.
In addition to these larger concentrations of Druzes in the Middle East, smaller communities can be found in Australia, Canada, Europe, the Philippines, South America, West Africa, and the United States.
At that point, proselytism ended, and the Druze ceased to recognize conversions to the faith.
and often rebelled against it, protected from direct Ottoman control by the mountainous terrain of their homelands.