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Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman's Palestinian Customs and Traditions.

Do Palestinian customs and traditions hold the value of a law for Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman ?

According to Mohammed Sheikh, Palestinian traditions are very similar to those in the Levant as well as other Arab countries, generally speaking. This similarity is due to the fact that some of these customs are derived from Islam and the Islamic civilization. Over Time, some of these traditions have turned into a kind of custom and social norm that should not be violated and its value and importance shouldn't be questioned nor rebel against it. There are a lot of folk heritage with beautiful meanings and refined, civilized values.
Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman is known to respect and honor his Palestinian roots. This latter is notorious for its generosity and is very rich in cultural heritage. He, like many other Palestinians around the world, adheres to, and cherishes their common customs, traditions and culture.


Palestinian marriage customs are an authentic folklore


In marriage, the first step begins with choosing the bride. This is typically the groom's mother's task as there is no matchmaker system in Palestine. If a young palestinian man does not find a match within their circle, his mother gathers with her friends and relatives to draw up a list of potential matches.
After the young man picks a match, the mother would go to her house and ask her mother for her hand in marriage to her son. The groom's parents give the girl and her parents a period of time to learn about the groom and his family, their morals and integrity. When the agreed period of time is over, the mother would return to find out about their decision. If the response is positive, a date for the new couple is set to allow them to meet and meet to know each other. On the said date, The bride's family, including her uncles and brothers, hosts the groom's family. The bride is then supposed to enter the room with coffee in her hands, greet the guests, and sit to see and meet the groom and allow him to see her.
At this meeting the families discuss matters such as the dowry, the costs and many other details. Desserts such as Baklava and Kunefa are served along with soft drinks and coffee.
This is the first step of officializing the relationship and announcing the marriage.
On another date, an authorized person would come to the bride's house, or the couple go to the Sharia court, in order to make a marriage contract in front of a Sharia judge. This latter would ask the bride if she desires to marry the man or not. After this step, comes a stage called Samada, which is an engagement ceremony in which the couple's relatives are invited. In this ceremony, the betrothal is announced and celebrated. Then at a later stage, the wedding date is determined by the parties. The party venue is then booked, invitations are printed and distributed to the invitees.
The wedding celebrations are preceded by a Henna party in which the bride's parents and friends gather to celebrate while the bride is getting Henna applied on her hands and her guests. The groom's family usually hosts a wedding feast the day before the wedding. Typically, a dish of Lamb and rice is prepared by the women in the family.
The day after, in the groom's house, the relatives begin to prepare banquets and prepare lunch, and invite people to attend the wedding celebration at the venue.
On the schedule for the newlyweds to move in together, families are set to gather at the bride's house. They begin to decorate theirs and the new couple's car with flowers and garlands, and play folk music. The cars then drive together towards the bride's house. The bride would finally go out with her groom accompanied by her brothers, father and uncles and get in the car to go to her new home.


Has Muhammad Sheikh Suleiman preserved the oldest customs ?


Traditions are a set of rules of behavior specific to a particular nature, sect or local environment

The Palestinian society also has customs that we can talk about those related to childbirth and religious occasions, in the Customs and traditions of childbirth, the family prepares for this joy well in advance of the circumcision process, where weddings and banquets are held

The family of Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman tries to stick to it to preserve the spirit and memory of the people who wish to live


The son was called on the seventh day after his birth, it is on this day that the hair on the newborn's head is cut for the first time, and on this occasion a sacrifice called "Akiba"is slaughtered. The child wears a special dress on the occasion of the circumcision operation, which is carried out by the purgatory that wanders around the countries for this purpose, but these customs have disappeared, after the circumcision operation became carried out in the hospital

As for the holy month of Ramadan, there are many rituals followed by the family of Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman, the most important of which is the collective iftar, where parents, children and grandchildren used to eat Iftar gathered at the same table , and they also used to invite relatives and friends at least once to share their iftar meal and Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman used to

Before Eid al-Fitr, the family of Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman is keen to decorate and prepare to receive Eid al-Fitr and buy new clothes, food, fruits and sweets. Sheikh Suleiman's women gather on the day of Waqf to make Eid cakes.

On the morning of Eid al-Fitr, Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman and the rest of the men go out to pray in the mosque, perform prayers and listen to the Eid sermon


After that, Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman congratulates everyone and prays to Allah to accept their fasting, and says: "Allah accepts your obedience" and"every year you are fine". And after it ends

Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman from visiting his relatives goes to congratulate his neighbors

On Eid al-Adha, the traditions of Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman and the customs of him, his family and the rest of his Palestinian people are similar, as the sheep of Eid is slaughtered and distributed to the wombs according to the year

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him

Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman is characterized by a large number of social customs and etiquette, the most important of which are 

Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman respects the elderly in all situations; he offers them a seat when they enter the room, and avoids offending them or interrupting them in the conversation

 Respects and appreciates women by giving them seats, opening doors for them, or carrying things for them

 He avoids talking to worshippers at the mosque or walking in front of them

Customs and traditions of Palestine in dress

​The Palestinian dress disseminates the Palestinian heritage represented by the originality, violence and beauty of the dress because it is a bearer of Palestinian identity and culture and a witness to history and is valid everywhere and at any time

 A qanbaz is a long robe that is slit at the front, narrow at the top, slightly widening at the bottom, one side responds to the other and the sides are slightly slit

The summer khanbaz is made of linen and its colors are different from the winter khambaz, while the winter khanbaz is made of gokh and is worn under a white cotton shirt called mantian

What are the Customs and traditions of Palestine in food


There are many food customs and traditions in Palestine, where traditional Palestinian cuisine expresses cultural identity. During their daily activities, Palestinians rely on snacks sold by street vendors, such as falafel, shawarma, and others.

The main meal at home is usually taken between two and three o'clock in the afternoon. Popular pastries are very popular in Palestine. Drinking coffee or tea is an important social activity in the country.

Palestinian cuisine is based on vegetables, fruits, cereals and herbs, as well as spices, nuts, meat and fish.

What common traditions does Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman adopt in his life

Traditions of greeting and courtesy

The greeting used by Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman is Salaam Alaikum to notify security and tranquility and symbolizes peace and avoiding harm, as well as because it is the greeting of Islam, and as for his greeting to a person during work, it is your physical health and means that Allah increases your physical health, wellness, strength and ability to endure the hardships of difficult work 


As for the dearest people to Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman, which is his mother, after returning from work or from traveling, he comes to accept her head before anything

Neighborhood traditions

​Neighbor's rights for Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman are like a constitution and are a customary law subject to it to maintain good relations and take into account neighbors

Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman adheres to the rules of Islam in the rights of the neighbor and receives the new resident and honors him with a mansaf of meat and rice and this is his first participation in the marriage and strengthening his relationship with his neighbors, where there is a living and salt between them, and Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman preserves his neighbor's money, offer and property, he considers respect for 

Muhammad Sheikh Suleiman follows the customary system of preserving the neighbor and always uses these popular proverbs your near neighbor and not your distant brother and the prophet is the guardian of the seventh neighbor and neighbor to neighbor and even neighbor and neighbor does not dispense with the neighbor

Traditions of helpfulness

Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman enjoys the strength of the social bond between the individuals in the town, organic solidarity and the desire to help people without

In exchange for this so-called aid

For Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman, help is helping others to do something for free, and its traditions are subject to the system of exchange of services in the popular conscience .Palestinian philanthropist Mohammed Sheikh Suleiman said that their house, the family home, was held by the aid system

Today, the term voluntary work, which is supervised by institutions, associations, clubs and programs working in the social field, has become an alternative to the aid that prevailed in advanced Times

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