traditions and superstitions

FoxyRoxie89

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#41
S cuts his nails outside, maybe I should get him to cut them inside and we will get the visa soon LOL

As for bread, this always goes in a seperate bag in my in laws house too!
 

crazypink

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#42
Extravagance that is Harām at all times
We must know that Three types of extravagance are Harām at all times and in all circumstances. Its prohibition is not conditional. The first kind of extravagance is when a person spends something wastefully; even if the thing wasted is of not much significance; like throwing the date seed away when it could be put to some use. Or throwing away water left over after drinking when there is a shortage of water and someone else could have used the same. Tearing up and throwing away old clothes is also a waste; because they can be given to people who are less privileged. Having a light on when there is enough sunlight. Handing over something valuable to a child or a foolish person who does not understand its value; and who will spoil the same. All these are a kind of wasteful expenditure or extravagance.
Hazrat Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) saw some half-eaten fruits that had been thrown out of a house. He said, “What have you done? If your bellies are full there are many people as yet unsatiated. So you should give it to those needy people.” (Mustadrak ul-Wasa’il)
Whatever is left after eating must never be thrown away. Very many traditions have emphasised on the giving away of leftovers to animals, especially leftover bread.
During the time of Prophet Daniyal wastage of bread was rampant. The people used to throw away the leftover bread and it could be seen lying everywhere on the streets. Prophet Daniyal invoked Divine punishment for these people and hence they were inflicted with such a severe famine, that they were prepared to eat each other.
The book Wasa’il ul-Shia has mentioned that once Imam Baqir (a.s.) entered the toilet and saw a piece of bread lying on the floor. He picked it up and handed it over to his slave. When he had finished, he called the slave to produce that piece of bread. The slave said that he had cleaned it properly and then ate it. Imam (a.s.) said, “I emancipate you in the way of Allah.”
The Imam (a.s.) was told, “The slave had not performed any such deed that he deserved to be freed?”
Imam (a.s.) said, “It was because he had respected a great bounty, like bread and ate it; hence Paradise became incumbent upon him. I do not like to enslave a person for whom Allah has ordained Paradise.”
A similar type of tradition has been narrated from the Chief of the Martyrs, Imam Husain (a.s.).
As regards the wastage of clothes we have already quoted a tradition from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) where he has remarked about the wearing of fine clothes in common place situations. He (a.s.) himself wore the fine clothes to suit his eminent position.
 

Essem

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#43
Is extravagance with other peoples' money Haram too?
 

MellieC

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#44
Burning Frankincense to clear your house of negative energies,
all the incense fragrences cause me to have seizures!

bit of a ***** buying perfume even!
 

MellieC

Well-Known Member
#45
Extravagance that is Harām at all times
We must know that Three types of extravagance are Harām at all times and in all circumstances. Its prohibition is not conditional. The first kind of extravagance is when a person spends something wastefully; even if the thing wasted is of not much significance;

Essem, I think this answers your question? Cos to THEM it has no significance, even when it does to us huh?

Handing over something valuable to a child or a foolish person who does not understand its value; and who will spoil the same.

And again Essem, well EVERYONE, this would apply equally to clothes, jewellery, PHONES…..

Easy to be extravagant with someone elses hard earned ££

Sorry had to post this way, but font colour and smilies are NOT working with IE on XP?

KRISSSSSSSSSSSSS, whats the crack with this?
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#46
About the bread we Greeks also believe that it is bad to step or throw bread away when so many people are starving all around the world and say i was walking and saw a piece of bread of the floor i would pick it up and place it somewhere that will not be stepped on and somewhere where i know that the birds could get too it. I like the fact that bread does not get wasted in Tunisia as 1 you can buy half a loaf if you like and 2 the bit that is left over will be placed in a bag and given to someone who owns cows.
 

Jennifer_1987

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#47
My husband sent me a pin with a fish, fatima hand and gazelle horn hanging off it, (not literally), it was a small silver plated broachy thing, which he told me to wear on the inside of my clothes, which I did, firstly to attend an interview on Thursday and secondly to get my university results, and hey presto I got the job and passed my exam, must have helped! and because I got this good news he said it is a tradition to get something nice for his mum? haha don't know how true this is or if it's his mum after another box of Ferrero Rochers!, I love reading about all the different traditions, its really interesting
 

MellieC

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#48
My husband sent me a pin with a fish, fatima hand and gazelle horn hanging off it, (not literally), it was a small silver plated broachy thing, which he told me to wear on the inside of my clothes, which I did, firstly to attend an interview on Thursday and secondly to get my university results, and hey presto I got the job and passed my exam, must have helped! and because I got this good news he said it is a tradition to get something nice for his mum? haha don't know how true this is or if it's his mum after another box of Ferrero Rochers!, I love reading about all the different traditions, its really interesting
Congrats on the job and the Uni results, I don't think it was the Pin, I think it was more like your preparation and hard work

will you be buying something for YOUR mum?
 

Jennifer_1987

Active Member
#49
Thanks Mellie, and yes you are right I did put a lot of hard work in, my mum will be getting a big bunch of flowers she's been so supportive, who knows maybe the pin did play a part..sort of x
 

lainie

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#50
congrats missis!
 

Essem

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#51
Well done and congratulations Jennifer. x
 

FoxyRoxie89

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#52
My husband sent me a pin with a fish, fatima hand and gazelle horn hanging off it, (not literally), it was a small silver plated broachy thing, which he told me to wear on the inside of my clothes, which I did, firstly to attend an interview on Thursday and secondly to get my university results, and hey presto I got the job and passed my exam, must have helped! and because I got this good news he said it is a tradition to get something nice for his mum? haha don't know how true this is or if it's his mum after another box of Ferrero Rochers!, I love reading about all the different traditions, its really interesting
Congratulations !!
 

Marie1959

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#53
Well done Jennifer I am sure hard work on your part got you the exam results and being the right person for the job, maybe a little luck from the pin too xxx
 

Jennifer_1987

Active Member
#54
thanks Marie!, pressure is now on Z to pass his Ket test, and then we should be able to start getting our Visa application ready. xx
 
C

Cas

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#55
Love to hear it when people get good results for effort, congrats......
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#56
Hi Jennifer hope that you and your family are all well! Congratulations to you. You must be over the moon well done:)
 

Jennifer_1987

Active Member
#57
I am Roulla, feel so lucky as finding employment within the NHS is so hard at the moment with all the cut backs its a huge step in the right direction to getting my future on the go, thanks for your kind words everyone. xxx
 

MellieC

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#58
Love to hear it when people get good results for effort, congrats......
only way to get a good result is GOOD EFFORT huh?
 

Trulymadlydeeply

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#59
Congratulations on both counts Jennifer and hope Z follows your footsteps with his test :)
 
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