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Superstitions

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Superstitions
people who believe in superstitions
few superstitious beleifs

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  • 1. SUPERSTITIONS! Sidra Wajeeha Urooj
  • 2. WHAT IS IT? A superstition is a belief that a particular thing, event or circumstance holds some kind of significance that something going to happen (bad or good) even though it‟s not based on knowledge or reason. This belief can be based on fear, ignorance, trust in magic, coincidence, or a prior experience with a similar situation. 
  • 3. WHAT ARE SUPERSTITIONS?  Fear of what is unknown and mysterious.  Belief that some events bring good or bad luck.  “Beliefs, or half-beliefs that lead to ignorance, fear, or belief in magic."
  • 4. SUPERSITITION IN OLDEN AGE  Lack of knowledge and scientific logic.
  • 5. SUPERSTITION IN MODERN AGE  Present even in civilized societies and cultured atmosphere.
  • 6. COMMON SUPERSTITIONS Friday the thirteenth is an unlucky day.  A rabbit's foot brings good luck .  To find a four-leaf clover is to find good luck.  If you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck.  If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck.  To break a mirror will bring you seven years bad luck .  To open an umbrella in the house is to bring bad luck .  To find a horseshoe brings good luck 
  • 7. THE VIEW OF ISLAM ON SUPERSTITION Islam does not acknowledge the concept of superstition.  “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said „there is no such thing as…superstition‟.”  Islam condones such behavior 
  • 8. SUPERSTITIONS ACROSS DIFFERENT COUNTRIES UK  Italy  Japan  China 
  • 9. UK  In UK it is believed that you would be lucky if you meet a black cat.  Unlucky are those who break a mirror, see a crow.  Not one Englishman will open his umbrella near the door or will put his new shoes on the table
  • 10. ITALY  Italians think you‟re lucky to hear a cat sneezing.  It‟s not good if a bird enters through your window.  If an Italian sees a nun, he will seek to touch a metal, so that the luck doesn‟t leave him.
  • 11. JAPAN Japanese are afraid to be photoed in three. The one from the middle is expected to die.  For avoiding misfortune, Japanese will not talk to man who talks while sleeping.  If you rest just after eating, you will become a cow/pig/elephant.  If you whistle or play a flute at night, snakes will come to you. 
  • 12. CHINA  Lucky and unlucky colors  Red is the color of blood or life and will bring happiness, wealth, fame, and good luck.  White is the color of milk. It symbolizes moderation, purity, honesty and life and balances red and black.
  • 13. TWO TYPES OF SUPERSTITIONS  Good Luck Superstitions  Bad Luck Superstitions
  • 14. LIST OF GOOD LUCK SUPERSTITIONS            If you sneeze it means someone is missing you. If your right hand itches, you will earn money. If you find a four-leaf clover, you will have good luck. If you see a horseshoe which was lost, you will have good luck. If you dream about a white cat, you will have good luck. If your right ear itches, someone is speaking well of you. You can hang up garlic in your house for good luck. If you put a mirror just across the door, before you will have good luck. If you put the sugar into the cup first, the tea, you will have good luck. If you step on your shadow, it brings you luck. If you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake in one blow, you will get whatever you want.
  • 15. LIST OF BAD LUCK SUPERSTITIONS If you break a mirror, it will bring you seven years of bad luck.  If you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck.  If a dog howls at night, death is near.  If you eat from the pot, it will rain at your wedding ceremony.  It is bad luck to see an owl in the sunlight.  If a bat flies into your house it is bad luck.  Many people believe Friday 13th is an unlucky day.  If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck.  It is bad luck to open an umbrella in the house. 
  • 16. MOST SUPERSTITIONS ARE CENTURIES OLD BUT SUPERSTITIONS CHANGE. FIFTY YEARS AGO, NOBODY OPENED AN UMBRELLA IN THE HOUSE BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THIS MIGHT CAUSE A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. TODAY NOT SO MANY PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THIS SUPERSTITION.
  • 17. SUGGESTIONS AND REMEDIES OF SUPERSTITION  According to my point of view that superstition can be cured by brain washing and by virtue of great religion Islam which is a complete code of life. we should increase our scientific education as well as religious education then we can root up this evil/Problem.
  • 18. CONCLUSION. Superstation is irrational state of mind which is illogical state we should be reasonable and rational mind to overcome upon it.  Education is one factor that can wipe out superstitions to some extent.  A scientific outlook and temper should be cultivated to do away with superstitions. 