A DECORATED HOUSE – A STATUS SYMBOL

Any Muslim whose circumstances permit it, is asked to make the HAJJ at lest once in his lifetime.

Successfully completing the HAJJ,  a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia  is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. In 2015 fourteen million Muslims from all over the world made the journey.Egypt3389

It is the tradition to commemorate this journey by decorating the outside walls of the returning pilgrim’s house. These  images  are of airplanes, cruisers, animals and scenes from Mecca. A practice which today is followed more  in the country side of Upper Egypt than in big cities like Cairo or Alexandria.

These innocent, colorful  images adorning the houses tell the world that the man living in the house has, thru his journey to Mecca, respected and fulfilled the will of Allah.

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More from Egypt soon

NEFERTARIBrigitte

 

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About Brigitte Nioche

Author of Living Longer, Living Well - How to Embrace the Challenges of a Long Life. Other titles - Dress to Impress, The Sensual Dresser, What Turns Men On.
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4 Responses to A DECORATED HOUSE – A STATUS SYMBOL

  1. Peggy Anne Lyman says:

    Very interesting. I wonder how long this art remains on the houses.
    Again, thank you for bringing us into this world.
    I wish these people peace and prosarity in their lives…

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  2. Anonymous says:

    If you had not told us, we would have not known that it meant that these people had been to Mecca.

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