Iran bans flights during Azan call to Islamic prayer

Airplanes are banned from flying during Azan.

The parliament in Iran has banned airplanes from flying in the country during the Azan call to Islamic prayer and allowed to take off only after 30 minutes has passed to give passengers time to fulfill their religious duties, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.

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Prayer Helps Dissipate Anger, Even if You Don’t Believe In It

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You can throw away the stress balls, prayer helps.

Suffering from excessive anger or aggression? Well, throw away your stress balls.  A series of studies conducted at three universities show that praying helps dissipate your anger, whether or not it helps the person you are praying for.

 

 

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Indonesian Muslims Told To Change Prayer Direction

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WOOPS!

Indonesia’s Muslims learned on Friday they have been praying in the wrong direction, after the country’s highest Islamic authority said its directive on the direction of Mecca actually had people facing Africa.

Muslims are supposed to face the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia during prayer and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued an edict in March stipulating westward was the correct direction from the world’s most populous Muslim country.

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Listening to Prayer Shuts Off Brain Activity Responsible for Scepticism

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Areas of the brain shuts off in response to healer’s prayer.

Areas of the brain responsible for scepticism and vigilance become less active when we fall under the spell of a charismatic figure.  That’s the finding of a study which looked at people’s response to prayers spoken by someone purportedly possessing divine healing powers.

 

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Inflatable Church Makes it’s Debut on Adriatic coast

Inflatable Church Makes it’s Debut on Adriatic coast

 Would you trust this man to blow up your church?

Catholic nuns and priests in Italy are following their flocks to the beach this summer, establishing an inflatable church and a beach-convent in the sands to lure sunbathers.

The 30-metre long blow-up church – staffed by priests ready to take confession – will debut on Saturday on the Adriatic coast in the Molise region, an organizer said. (Pics)

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