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Paying Respect To Candles, Fruit Etc

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So what is your opinion on how certain communities have 'taboot' during the month of Moharram. Such as Alams (which is fine)...

But then theres a line of kids carrying, pistachio nuts, almonds, fruits, candles, and laddoos.....?? And the crowd comes rushing to pay respects to them?

I have nothing against having Alams/Flags, but what about the rest. Is this islamic or is this culture and pride which exceeds the basic islamic principles?

Discuss... :)

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So what is your opinion on how certain communities have 'taboot' during the month of Moharram. Such as Alams (which is fine)...

But then theres a line of kids carrying, pistachio nuts, almonds, fruits, candles, and laddoos.....?? And the crowd comes rushing to pay respects to them?

I have nothing against having Alams/Flags, but what about the rest. Is this islamic or is this culture and pride which exceeds the basic islamic principles?

Discuss... :)

never heard or been around these actions to be honest

flags that are raised are symbol of teh flags raised by imam hussain army , some drums that should sound like war drums -tribal drums- and sad poems plus telling the people again and again what heppened to imam husain and his family

crying is the recomded action to do

zeyarat ashura

end of it

0.0 aint that hard

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Nobody pays respect to ladoo's.

The respect is given to the principle of honouring the Holy Imam's sacrifice, one method of which is placing small items of food in his name which is later distributed to the azadars present.

Trailing food behind the Alam is of cultural / tradition but not religious significance.

But I can't stress enough - it's not the ladoo's being respected, it's the *reason* they are are there which is being honoured.

(same for candles, nuts etc)

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(salam)

RayanJ wrote:

"But I can't stress enough - it's not the ladoo's being respected, it's the *reason* they are are there which is being honoured.(same for candles, nuts etc)"

If those things are there for some reason, then why parade them. In the good old times all these things used to be arranged in one clean room and people use to go there and have them. There was sanctity in it but now it looks more of a show. There is no line drawn as to what should be done and what shouldnt. Now a wedding or a Jashn(gathering to celebrate Islamic events) or a majlis(esp in moharram) doesnt look any different.

Lychee wrote:

"Most people have the best of intentions when doing this, but again, who has the right to judge? "

And why shouldnt we judge, you mean to say that we should become silent spectators to all this and allow it happen. Even if a food item or a candle/fire is caressed with hands and rubbed on the face! wonderful. In that case we dont have any right to judge non muslims who are idolaters worshipping fire and what not

(wasalam)

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