Aw, you’re welcome! Sorry for the late reply. Um…hmm, I gotta say, my first inclination was that she felt guilty about still having a girlfriend? I suppose, now that you’ve made me think about it, it could be in a religious way, but I doubt it’d be that?
And heh, yeah, it most likely is. As Adena said, there are five prayers a day, and they start at sunrise and go till well after sunset. In my family, my parents pray all of them, my sister probably tries to pray all of them, I’m pretty sure my brother doesn’t pray all of them.
They’re all required to, but different…engagement with religion, you know? Different intensities of belief, different rationalizations to themselves. During exams and cricket tournaments, suddenly people become more devout. 😛
People saying nice things about my tags.
Oh well, there you go, anon. Nikohl’s Persian, so I suppose the custom traveled there? Interesting.
I don’t know if you’re supposed to, but like, we do. My parents always did it and had us do it and now it’d feel very weird to just see an unfolded prayer mat when no one’s using it. I remember asking my mom why and I think it had something to do with the devil, like a symbolic something something…?
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