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Re: CHAT: Rosaries (was: Ave Maria)

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 28, 2000, 20:52
On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Raymond Brown wrote:

> Interestingly, if my information is correct, Muslims have a full and short > form of their rosary. The full form has, as I've noted above, 99 beads for > reciting the 99 names of God which occur in the Koran. But I believe the > rosary normally used has only 33 beads as one recites only a third of the > names at a time and if one wishes to recite the full 99 one simply goes > round the beads three times.
Curiously, I've been told by a Turkish Muslim girl who did her apprenticeship in our household that the rosaries old Turkish muslim men use are 'just toys, of no religious significance'... She _was_ religious herself, up to the point of having learnt her arabic letters and Koran recitation. She was intrigued by the small rosary we keep on our Icon corner (house altar - I don't think I really know what to call it in English). Boudewijn Rempt |