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In Islam, the hand is a symbol of protection ; It is common, for example, to dip one’s hand in the blood of the animals slaughtered during the Aid-el-Khebir (the main feast taki... Read more
In Islam, the hand is a symbol of protection ; It is common, for example, to dip one’s hand in the blood of the animals slaughtered during the Aid-el-Khebir (the main feast taking place one month after the end of Ramadan) and then to print one’s hand on houses, doors, taxis, carts or boats to protect it and its owner from the evil eye ; The symbol of the protective hand is also used as an amulet called Hamsa and is popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa ; The hamsa is often incorporated in jewelry and wall hangings, as a defense against the evil eye ; This symbol is believed to originate from ancient practices associated with the Phoenicians of Carthageans ; Another Arabic name for the hamsa (or khamsa) is the hand of Fatima, commemorating Fatima Zahra, Prophet Muhammad’s daughter ; The Hamsa hand often includes an eye, drawn in the palm ; Depictions of the hand, the eye, or the number five in the Arab Muslim (and Berber) tradition is related to warding off the evil eye ; Yemen ; Read less
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