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Superstittions
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Superstittions

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  • 1. UROOJ IQBAL YAMNA RASHID MASHAL AFZAL MIR ABDUL REHMAN SHAHRUKH WALI IFRAH WALI
  • 2. WHAT ARE SUPERSTITIONS??  A belief or assumption  Not based on facts  Became popular among people due to different reasons.  Assumed to determine lucky and unlucky situations
  • 3. TYPES  Good luck superstitions (supposed to be lucky for the person)  Bad luck superstitions(supposed to be unlucky for the person)
  • 4. WHY DO PEOPLE BELIEVE ? To explain the unexplainable happenings and events Quick fact making on basis of previous experiences Primitive belief systems and coincidence Putting faith in unreliable things told by parents and other adults
  • 5. EXAMPLES
  • 6. EXAMPLES SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT ANIMALS Black cat crossing your path brings bad luck If a cat sneezes it will rain The white bird foretells death Its unlucky to kill sparrows If a bat is flying towards you it means someone is trying to curse you
  • 7. EXAMPLES SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT DAYS Friday the 13th is supposed to be unlucky Wednesday is the luckiest day for wedding Do not wash your face on Friday Tuesday is a great day for travel Moving in a new house on Wednesday is unlucky You must not bake a cake on Saturday
  • 8. EXAMPLES SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT FOOD Throwing of rice on weddings for prosperity If you find a hole in bread it means a death is coming soon Bread should be marked with crosses to prevent devil from sitting on it Taking eggs in fields for healthy crops Two people pouring tea from same pot is bad luck Spilling salt brings bad luck
  • 9. EXAMPLES SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT BODY A dimple on the chin is lucky A mole on the sole of the left foot means trouble and hardships during life. If you dream of your teeth falling, you will lose money If you clip you nails after the sun sets, you wont be able to see your parents before they die An unmarrie d women should not wash hair on Sunday otherwise her husband would be bad.
  • 10. EXAMPLES SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT MIRRORS To see your reflection in a mirror is to see your own soul, which is why a vampire, who are without a soul, have no reflection. If a couple first catch sight of each other in a mirror, they will have a happy marriage. If a mirror falls and breaks by itself, someone will soon die. Any mirrors in a room where someone has recently died, must be covered otherwise dead person's soul gets trapped. It is bad luck to see your face in a mirror when sitting by candlelight
  • 11. ISLAMIC POINT OF VIEW Islam is against the concept of superstitions The good and bad luck is from Allah Almighty and nothing in the world can be decisive for it Prophet (S.A.W) said: “ There is no such thing as superstition.”
  • 12. ISLAMIC POINT OF VIEW Following these believes is just making yourself far away from the religion Holy Prophet(S.A.W) said: “Tiyarah (superstitious belief in omens) is one of the greatest sins (shirk).”
  • 13. EFFECTS ON DAILY LIFE Makes people irresponsible Continuous stress and anxiety Delayed works Make one more prone to worrying and depression Blaming different events for failures Being over confident that a certain thing will bring good luck IT’S BAD LUCK TO BE
  • 14. EFFECTS ON DAILY LIFE Too much fear for things Some people even develop phobias e.g. Paraskvidekatriaphobia (fear of Friday 13th) , Ailurophobia (fear of cats) IT’S BAD LUCK TO BE
  • 15. EFFECTS ON DAILY LIFE IT’S BAD LUCK TO BE
  • 16. HOW TO STOP BEING SUPERSTITIOUS??
  • 17. THE USE OF THEME OF SUPERSITIONS  “Superstition” , a song by     Stevie Wonder (1972) “Superstitions” movie (2001) “I ain’t superstitious” song by Willie Dixon (1961) “Superstitious” novel by R.L.Stine (1995) “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” novel by Mark Twain
  • 18. THE USE OF THEME OF SUPERSTITIONS  “Broken mirror” song by Travis  “Black Cat” song by Janet Jackson
  • 19. FAMOUS PERSONALITIES WHO BELIEVE IN SUPERSTITIONS Tiger woods considers red color to be lucky. Actor Robin Williams carries an ivory figurine which he believes to be a good omen. Guns N' Roses refuse to tour any city named with letter “M” Napoleon Bonaparte feared cats and the number 13.

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