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Language of Symbols and Khidr Fasting

Language of Symbols and Khidr Fasting

February 23, 2021
A story often told by ‘dede’s (A ‘dede’ is a socio-religious leader in the Alevi community): ‘Hasan and Hüseyin were children. They were very sick. Prophet Muhammed told Ali and Fatima to fast 3 days, so the children can get well again. Along these 3 days, at each fast breaking time, a poor came to the house of Ali and Fatima. The poor said that they were hungry. Every day Fatima and Ali gave all of their rations to these poor coming 3 days long to their door, so they themselves couldn’t eat for 3 days. It is believed that the poor were Khid…
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