Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Arabic and Islamic Etiquette

What is etiquette?

Etiquette - is the established order of behavior in society. Misunderstanding often leads to interpretation of foreign customs through the prism of their own.

For example, in Algeria and Egypt, after a successful joke or visual companion decided stretching his hand on which the other person hits his hand, while a Russian outstretched hand is perceived as an intention to take leave, and they start to shake than a cause of great perplexity interlocutor.

Modern etiquette in the Arab world is influenced by several factors.

Arabic and Islamic Etiquette

Islam, as is known, is the state religion in most Arab countries. Theoretically, the life of every Muslim, every action, and even his thoughts, is strictly regulated by the Quran and Sunnah. In the Muslim world, the Qur'an has always been and continues to have now a huge influence on the formation of human personality: it plays an important role in

1. formation of man's relationship to other people;

2. in the formation of attitude toward the world as a whole;

3. in shaping the norms of behavior and communication.

Islam affects even to other religious denominations in the Arab world. Thus, the Coptic Christian church in Egypt under the influence of the process of Islamization has acquired some of the features peculiar to Islam: Copts can not shoot in a church hat, but very often take off their shoes when entering.

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