Tuesday, July 25, 2006

the dark spot...

I noticed some guys in Egypt have this dark spot on their forehead... first I thought they might have accidently touched their forehead with dirty hand or something... but later I became curious as so many have it... and then I got it! It is from the prayer... they touch the head to the ground and with years a black spot is created on their forehead... incredible...

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Blogger Pierre said...

Is that from some Egyptian dude? i've seen this on Arabs too, but a friend of mine from the U.A.E had no clue what I was talking about...

Been wondering about it ever since I 'really' noticed it some years ago. Having said that, i haven't seen too many Indian Muslims with the spot and they pray just as much...

5:21 PM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger Mart'a said...

Some men have it, some dont. One Egyptian girl told me that some very religious men might not pray, as they have the religion in heart, so maybe some Indian Muslim did not pray and maybe some have simply more sensitive skin :o)...

7:42 PM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger Ahmed Arshi said...

The funny thing is that this spot could come and go, when I use to pray alot and I was really religious I started having it myself, but by the time I stopped praying as much this black spot started to fade as well...!!

10:00 PM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger Devrim said...

Supposedly the pious believers are supposed to have the spot on their forehead from praying.

Unfortunately, as in every religion, you also have the "glory seekers" who purposely do this when they pray to make sure everyone knows how "pious" they are.

6:22 AM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Mart'a said...

this is so interesting... i have really never noticed it before... not that I have been too much in muslim countries... but eg. in Azerbaijan i dont think they have it... and since the religion was forbidden i guess it would be dangerous for the men who did pray secretaly to have a spot like that :o)).

7:55 AM, July 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the spot is known as 'zbiba'....as Devrim said the devout like to show it...its also rumoured in egpyt hat some men actually hammer their heads to accentuate this mark of "deep religion"

2:34 PM, November 06, 2006  

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