Superstitious Beliefs; Marriage – Religious Questions – Saudi Arabia

4/5/07

Question. Many people in Muslim countries often have superstitious beliefs, such as not allowing nail clipping at night. They have taken these from their parents, and although some people realize that these are superstitions and have no basis, they still abide by them, mainly in respect to their parents, from whom they learned them. It is noticeable that many elders do not like to be corrected. If we tell them that such beliefs have no basis, they find it hard to accept. Yet there were among the Prophet’s companions some who were older than him and they learned from him and did what he told them. Please comment. Coolice

See; http://www.arabnews.com/?page=5§ion=0&article=95783&d=4&m=5&y=2007

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