Tag Archives: Islamic


Persian Islamic Well Worship Story

Main Piece: Here is a transcription of my (CB) interview with my informant (AM). CB “Okay so where did you hear this story?” AM “Okay so this is a story that my uncle told me, and I’ve heard it through my family members again and again, and this is an interesting one because it’s where… Continue Reading »

Starting Ramadan

My informant describes how he learned to begin the religious fast of Ramadan, according to his Islamic faith:     “So, every day, before you begin your fast at Ramadan, you have to start, um, traditionally with a sugar date and then a glass of milk, because that’s supposedly what the prophet Mohammed ate, because it… Continue Reading »

Taaveej (Taaveez)

This is, in Pakistan, one of the worst forms of black magic that a person could wreak on another. It involves writing a spell or something on a piece of paper, then putting it in a leather pouch, before hiding it somewhere until it’s found. The spell would persist on the person until the pouch… Continue Reading »