Vow of Silence

Vow of Silence A vow of silence is usually a religious vow, usually taken in a monastic context, to maintain silence. Known as Mauna in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism, the practice is integral to many Christian traditions as well. Apart from that it is also followed as a spiritual practice....

List of Legends in The Quran

List of Legends in The Quran A number of legends, parables or pieces of folklore appear in the Quran, often with similar motifs to Jewish and Christian traditions which may pre-date those in the Quran.[1] One folklorist, Alan Dundes, has noted three “folktales” in the Quran that fit the pattern of those included...

Marian Devotions

Marian Devotions Marian devotions are external pious practices directed to the person of Mary, mother of Jesus, by members of certain Christian traditions.[1] They are performed in Roman Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, but generally rejected in Protestant denominations. Such devotional prayers or acts may be accompanied by specific requests for Mary’s intercession with God.[2][3] There is significant diversity of form and structure in...

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