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The first of five daily prayer services performed during the period starting from dawn and ending a few minutes before sunrise. (associated with Islam)
Plural form of Fardh; religious duties. (associated with Islam)
A religious duty, such as daily prayer. (associated with Islam)
The act of doing without food and/or water for an interval of time. (associated with Christianity and Islam)
The act of receiving the sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. (associated with Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran)
Five K's, The
The five items of Sikh faith that baptized (Khalsa) Sikhs wear at all times as external, visible symbols to identify one's religious commitment. They include: Kesh – uncut hair and beard; Kanga – a wooden comb for hygiene and maintenance of the kesh; Kara – an iron bracelet that binds Sikh to the Guru; Kachera – a cotton undergarment reflective of modesty and high moral character; and Kirpan – a small, strapped sword worn to defend the faith and protect the weak. (associated with Sikhism)
A ceremony, practised by Unitarian Universalists instead of the Eucharist, which takes place in the spring. Although flower communions vary by congregation, essentially each congregant brings a flower to be used in the service. Flowers are left in a central location and are brought in in bouquets early in the service. At the end of the service, the flowers are redistributed among the congregants. (associated with Unitarian Universalist)
Burial of the dead. (associated with multiple faiths)
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