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1.       Janette1169
92 posts
 04 Sep 2008 Thu 03:05 pm

Hi All. Would a muslim be offended if i gave a St.Christopher pendant as a gift? The person is Turkish by the way. Do other religions recognise Patron Saints ?

 

Maybe a silly question but i really dont want to offend anyone or their beliefs, by giving this as a gift, if its not the done thing to do

 

Any advice,thoughts or comments on this would be most appreciated.

 

Janette

2.       _Gumus_
17 posts
 04 Sep 2008 Thu 03:09 pm

i dont know what u talking about but i have a question too & i hope u answer it.

 

have ramdan started in turkey or not?

 

 

 

 

 

thnx

3.       Janette1169
92 posts
 04 Sep 2008 Thu 03:12 pm

Sorry i may not have explained the question clearly enough.

 

Not sure on your question either.... Sorry cant answer that for you.

4.       libralady
5152 posts
 04 Sep 2008 Thu 03:12 pm

 

Quoting _Gumus_

i dont know what u talking about but i have a question too & i hope u answer it.

 

have ramdan started in turkey or not?

 

 

 

 

 

thnx

 

Yes, 1st September

 

5.       CANLI
5084 posts
 04 Sep 2008 Thu 03:14 pm

 

Quoting Janette1169

Hi All. Would a muslim be offended if i gave a St.Christopher pendant as a gift? The person is Turkish by the way. Do other religions recognise Patron Saints ?

 

Maybe a silly question but i really dont want to offend anyone or their beliefs, by giving this as a gift, if its not the done thing to do

 

Any advice,thoughts or comments on this would be most appreciated.

 

Janette

 

 Well,i dont know about others,but i guess i wouldnt be offended ´im Muslim´ but not Turk btw

İts your believe and you care about that person that much so you want to give him/her something holly,or spiritual ´for you´ to protect him,to ..mmm whatever the reason

 

İ remember i was taking a course,and i was having an exam and i was worried,so friend of mine told me he lighten a candle for me

İ thought it was nice.

But dont give statues or something like this,because mainly we dont keep statues in our homes.

 

6.       libralady
5152 posts
 04 Sep 2008 Thu 03:18 pm

 

Quoting Janette1169

Hi All. Would a muslim be offended if i gave a St.Christopher pendant as a gift? The person is Turkish by the way. Do other religions recognise Patron Saints ?

 

Maybe a silly question but i really dont want to offend anyone or their beliefs, by giving this as a gift, if its not the done thing to do

 

Any advice,thoughts or comments on this would be most appreciated.

 

Janette

 

 Why would you give a Muslim a Christian related symbol?  Would they understand the relevance of it?  I would be very careful about giving anyone a religious symbol, I personally would not like it unless that person was very close to me.  I would feel that the person is trying to push their religion onto me.

 

But it would be better to get opinions from Turks on this.

7.       Janette1169
92 posts
 04 Sep 2008 Thu 03:21 pm

Thank you Canli. The person i want to give it to travels a lot, so thought it was appropriate to give a St Christopher pendant.

 

Also thanks for the advice on the statues, something i didnt know, learn something new everyday on here .

 

 

8.       Janette1169
92 posts
 04 Sep 2008 Thu 03:24 pm

Thank you also Libralady. Never saw it like that...... forgive my ignorance here, but i really didnt know wether parton saints was followed by all religions.

 

So will re think the gift on that note. Thank you though for your thoughts and coments

9.       CANLI
5084 posts
 04 Sep 2008 Thu 03:29 pm

 

Quoting Janette1169

The person i want to give it to travels a lot, so thought it was appropriate to give a St Christopher pendant.

 

 

 

 İf it was me,i wouldnt mind it,even i would think its nice,it shows your care,but also,i wouldnt put it in a holly position,i mean,i would treat it as nazarlık

 

İts something we ´grow up to THİNK not believe´ it keep the evil eye away,but still its not holly

İf thats ok by you,then i dont see a reason why cant you give it as a gift.

10.       lady in red
6947 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 12:55 am

 

Quoting Janette1169

Thank you also Libralady. Never saw it like that...... forgive my ignorance here, but i really didnt know wether parton saints was followed by all religions.

 

So will re think the gift on that note. Thank you though for your thoughts and coments

 

What´s wrong with a St Christopher?  It´s hardly a major religious symbol in Christianity is it? You might think twice about giving him a cross - but St Christopher is the patron saint of travellers and a St Christopher pendant seems a nice gift to give to someone who travels a lot - not much different to a Turkish person giving you a Nazar as a gift (and they often do!)

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