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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!)

11.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 01:06 am

 

Quoting lady in red

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!)

 

 

 

since when nazar relates to Islam?

12.       lady in red
6947 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 01:12 am

 

Quoting tamikidakika

since when nazar relates to Islam?

 

 I thought it did - sorry my mistake - but it is given by Turkish people as a good luck charm isn´t it?  And this is really what a St Christopher medal is - a charm against accidents.

 

Modify:  OK just looked it up - I really did think it was religious rather than traditional {#lang_emotions_shy}

13.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 01:16 am

 

Quoting lady in red

I thought it did - sorry my mistake - but it is given by Turkish people as a good luck charm isn´t it? And this is really what a St Christopher medal is - a charm against accidents.

 

Modify: OK just looked it up - I really did think it was religious rather than traditional {#lang_emotions_shy}

 

 

 

Nazar is more like a pagan tradition. Islam in fact bans these kind of objects that are believed to protect people.

14.       lady in red
6947 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 01:19 am

 

Quoting tamikidakika

Nazar is more like a pagan tradition. Islam in fact bans these kind of objects that are believed to protect people.

 

 But you see them EVERYWHERE - all taxis and buses have one hanging up - every house round here has one over the doorway - the ban can´t be very effective.

15.       CANLI
5084 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 01:24 am

 

Quoting lady in red

 But you see them EVERYWHERE - all taxis and buses have one hanging up - every house round here has one over the doorway - the ban can´t be very effective.

 

 You can see them here too,in Taxis,buses,given as a gift when a baby born...ect,but it has NOTHİNG to do with İslam

İts baned,but not haram

16.       doudi94
845 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 02:40 am

 

Quoting CANLI

 You can see them here too,in Taxis,buses,given as a gift when a baby born...ect,but it has NOTHİNG to do with İslam

İts baned,but not haram

 

Really??? I never knew about that we see them so much or the statue thing either, we have a lot of statues at home (they really scare me at night, lol, REALLY!)

17.       Rocco Siffredi
60 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 02:43 am

 

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

 

janette, the goal of giving gifts is to make the people happy. therefore, it really doesn´t matter if you give that pendant as a gift. all religions are same. you can certainly give it.

18.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 02:46 am

 

Quoting Rocco Siffredi

janette, the goal of giving gifts is to make the people happy. therefore, it really doesn´t matter if you give that pendant as a gift. all religions are same. you can certainly give it.

 

 The goal is to give something meaningful yes, but it should be meaningful to the recipient more than to the gift giver. 

19.       CANLI
5084 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 03:01 am

 

Quoting girleegirl

 The goal is to give something meaningful yes, but it should be meaningful to the recipient more than to the gift giver. 

 

 İf it was a Cross,i would be restless yes

But if its a pendant,and i know what it means to the person who is giving to me,so i will appreciate it,and it will be meaningful to me as well.

 

Same as when my friend lighten the candle for me,its meaningless for me personally,meanss nothing,but because what it meant to him,it became meaningful to me too

He was praying to God for me,that is meaningful,and very nice too.

 

Btw,what does lightening the candle means ?

İ know he was praying,but when you light a candle along with the praying,what does it means?

İ thought its not nice to ask him ,not appreciative {#lang_emotions_shy}

20.       Rocco Siffredi
60 posts
 05 Sep 2008 Fri 03:12 am

 

Quoting girleegirl

 The goal is to give something meaningful yes, but it should be meaningful to the recipient more than to the gift giver. 

 

i don´t need your agreement. clean your house at first.

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