Rituals Project

Rituals of Pakistan

Religion

For males: Any clothing that covers from the naval to the knees. It is preferable to cover the shoulders.

For females: Any clothing that covers all of the body (including the head) except the face, hands, and according to Imam Abu-Hanifah the toes and a portion of the front of the feet.


How to perform Salah:


1. You have to clean yourself, wear clean clothes and find a clean place. You can also spread a clean cloth over the clean place.

2. Stand to face the Qibla. The Qibla is the direction towards the Kaaba. Many hotels have marked the Qibla direction somewhere on the roof.

3. Make the intention to pray. Remind yourself that you are praying to Allah alone not to show your parents that you are praying.

4. Perform the Takbiratul Ihram.

5. Perform Qiyam.

6. Stand up straight, with your hands folded.

7. Recite Surah Al- Fatihah Al- Fatihah.

8. Recite a small portion of the Quran.

9. Rise up from the bow, saying Allah listens to those who praise him. Then say Allah- hu- Akbar once again and prostrate on the ground.

10. Rise to the sitting position, saying Allah- hu- Akbar and prostrate again, saying Allah- Hu- Akbar.

11. Rise up to proceed to next raka'at , saying Allahu Akbar.

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Sacrifice

Muslims engaged in the Hajj (pilgrimage) are obligated to sacrifice a lamb or a goat or join others in sacrificing a cow or a camel during the celebration of the Eid al-Adha.[5][6] Other Muslims not on the Hajj to Mecca are also encouraged to participate in this sacrifice to share in the sanctity of the occasion. It is understood as a symbolic re-enactment of Abraham's sacrifice of a ram in place of his son, a narrative present throughout Abrahamism. Meat from this occasion is divided into three parts:

  • For personal nourishment
  • For distribution among friends, family, and neighbors, and
  • as charity for the indigent
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Arts

Bhong Mosque, Rahimyar Khan, Pakistan.

The interior designs of the mosques in Pakistan are just amazing as you can see in the picture. The construction of the mosque was carried out by specialists gathered from all over Pakistan and India: master masons from Rajasthan, India, craftsmen from Multan for the glazed tile, mosaic and woodwork, and painters and calligraphers from Karachi. The floor is made out of the marbles and the walls are covered with marble tiles.

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Ceremony (Wedding)

The common customs found in Pakistani wedding are Mangni, Uptan, Rasm E Mehndi, Baraat, Nikah, Mooh Dikhai. The duration of the wedding ceremony is about four days.

Mangni: Mangni is just like ring ceremony.

Uptan: Uptan is a ceremony in which the relatives and family members apply turmeric, milk and sandalwood paste on the bride and groom. So, that their skin gets glow on the wedding day.

Rasm E Mehndi: On this ceremony, the bridal gets are Heena done and they apply little bit of Henna on groom too. It is for good luck.

Baraat: This ceremony is when all the groom's friends and relatives gets together and gets in the place where he is getting married together.

Nikah: Nikah means wedding. The bride and groom have a cloth in between and agrees to the terms and conditions and the cloth gets removed.

Mooh Dikhai: This is when the after wedding, the boy's relatives sees the bride for the first time, they give gifts and money to the bride.

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Death

A dying person prepares for death by speaking the Shahada and other affirmations of faith. When dead, the body is washed and covered, and buried as soon as possible. The corpse is buried facing Mecca, in imitation of the direction of prayer. After the burial, memorials for the dead may be observed at various intervals. Counting from the day of death, these may occurs at seven days, forty days or a year later.
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Relationships

1. The family is more private than in many other cultures.

2. Female relatives are protected from outside influences. It is considered inappropriate to ask questions about a Pakistani's wife or other female relatives.

3. Families are quite larger by western standards.

4. People are respected because of their positions and age.

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Petition

A writ petition is an order given by a higher court to a lower government official or lower court in an effort to preserve the right of a country. Habeas Corpus is one of the writ petition of Pakistan which release an imprisoned person from custody. This keeps a government from imprisoning people lawfully.
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