Muslim Cultural Characteristics

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I come from the Muslim culture and will share some of the cultural characteristics. Traditions: Most important one is prayer. We have to pray 5 times a day and read the Holy Quran. We have to fast a whole month during Ramadhan and go for Pilgrimage at least once in a lifetime. We are not allowed to date before marriage, have sex, having boyfriend, go clubbing, drink alcohol, do drugs, move out and go live alone. All those are a big no no and the muslim communities look down on you if you do those things. Standard of acceptable behaviour: We have to respect our elders no matter what. Ways of celebrating important events: Muslims have two major holiday celebrations a year called Eid, as well as the month of Ramadan, that come at different times of the year based on the lunar calendar. Our holidays are filled with spending time with loved ones, charity, worship and other festive activities by giving gifts, bringing treats to work, and inviting others to have a dinner meal during Ramadan. Kids gets lots of gifts on that day, well all year around they get gifts and treats ;) Ways of interacting with other: We are taught to always talk…show more content…
WEDDING: The only requirement for Muslim weddings is the signing of a marriage contract in a Nikah ceremony in which the groom or his representative proposes to the bride in front of at least two witnesses, stating the details of the meher(a gift to the bride). The bride and groom demonstrate their free will by repeating the word qabul ("I accept," in Arabic) three times. Then the couple and two male witnesses sign the contract, making the marriage legal according to civil and religious law. Following traditional Islamic customs, the bride and groom may share a piece of sweet fruit, such as a date. If men and women are separated for the ceremony, a male representative called a wali acts in the bride 's behalf during the nikah. Most marriages are not held in mosques, and men and women remain separate during the ceremony and

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