Meaning of Quran on head???

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posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 04:29 PM
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Ok, I know it's Ramadan and most pictures I see are the people praying. But what is the meaning of putting the Quran on one's head? Both men and women. I first noticed the women doing this a few days ago, no it's the men. Just curious....and sorry if it seems I'm deserting the post, but it's dinner time and internet access is hard to come by for me lately.



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posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 04:34 PM
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i was born muslim and know a lot about islam....i have never seen this in my life...

its prob culture.....they prob do that during a prayer or something....idk



posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 04:48 PM
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a reply to: TerrorAlertRed
Are they expressing the idea that they want to absorb it through their minds?

OT parallel; Deuteronomy tells the Israelites to keep God's Law between the eyes and on the backs of their hands, but this is not meant literally. It is about keeping it at the forefront of their minds.



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posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 04:54 PM
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Nothing. I'm not sure.
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posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 05:27 PM
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I wonder what happens if they drop it?



posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: TerrorAlertRed

Maybe it was raining?

I'm not joking. I worked in 2 Arab countries, and have never seen this before.
Also asked a Lebanese neighbor, and he's never seen this either.



posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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To my knowledge, I have never seen this before.

I definitely do not think this is mainstream islam and may be an innovation.. as I have never witnessed this act among the many muslims I have met throughout various places.

Strange indeed.
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posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: TerrorAlertRed

Bunch of Shia (sect) rafidis (non mainstream) Muslims.

Google it.




posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 10:01 PM
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Its done during a holy day to ask allahs forgiveness and protect them from punishments from allah ..

Least if recall proper .. been awhile since been in an islamic country ..



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: TerrorAlertRed
I would assume its similar to this in Jewish tradition



the little box has pieces of parchment with scripture written on them, folded up inside...




posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 01:14 AM
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"Quran on head" -



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 10:12 AM
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Rain? lol Geeesh....I fisrt noticed it last week with the women doing it. Now, all the men.
If it doesn't rain in town tonight I'll be able to ask a friend who should definitely know the meaning.


a reply to: Rainbowresidue



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 10:15 AM
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"done on a holy day"

But I've seen it on multiple days, starting with the women...



a reply to: Expat888



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: TerrorAlertRed

They have certain months that are holy .. think 3 or 4 been awhile trying to recall .. but usually activities will be daily for that month ..



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 05:50 AM
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Seems like nobody really knows. Best answer I've found from a friend in Iraq....

"it is may be respecting the holy Qura'an"

"and also may be for blessing by the holy quraan (the speech of God "Allah" )"




posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 07:37 AM
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I thought it was to improve posture...



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: mekhanics

Thanks!

I missed your post last month just after my friend. I did Google it and found nothing.
I finally was able to ask my friend and he got upset and blew me off. Now I know why.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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nvm... just nvm.

I took a wrong turn and ended up in the insult the shia thread. have fun with that. alone.
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