Questions tagged [religion]

Questions relating to religious culture, customs, etc. Prefer more specific tags where appropriate, perhaps: [islam], [ramadan], [sharia-law], [shinto]

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Are there any flights which permits a Sikh to carry a kirpan?

I am a religious Sikh from Jalandhar, India. I have not travelled outside of the country for a single time so far. However, my family is pestering me to take them for a jolly holiday trip to a ...
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What to do in Las Vegas without having to sin?

For religious reasons, I don't gamble drink alcohol engage in fornication visit prostitution or strip clubs Are there still interesting things for people like me in Vegas? It is a week-long ...
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What does “K+M+B 2016” mean in when written on a church wall?

I was recently in Prague, and while visiting churches I saw several times the inscription "K+M+B 2016" (sometimes with a C instead of K) written in chalk on a wall or a door. I only saw this in (...
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What are the options to travel to Mecca or Jabal al-Nour as a non-Muslim?

I'm not a Muslim (I consider myself as Jain/Hindu, etc) but I wish to travel around Mecca. There is a common belief around the world that only Muslims are allowed inside Mecca. Is that true? Can I ...
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Which countries are “Muslim countries”?

In the question about drinking beer in Dubai it arose that the term "Muslim country" can be seen as one where the laws of the country are affected by the rules of the religion (like Dubai), whereas ...
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Staying in Japan in a Zen temple for a few months for a foreigner

Are there Zen temples in Japan that allow staying there for a few months for meditation for foreigners? How much does that cost? Are there free ones? How about visa?
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Small Diwali gifts, from an overseas visitor in India during the festive period?

In part due to not properly checking ahead, I've just discovered that it's Diwali this weekend. I'm currently in India on a work trip, visiting a number of people in an office here. Based on ...
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Is it possible to visit the Vatican while wearing a Hijab?

I have read the question "Is there a dress code when visiting the Vatican in Rome?" carefully and I thought "the better covered the more welcomed" just like the photo suggested. However the ...
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Can aircrew order me not to stand in the aisle?

It's Ramadan and I am planning to travel on British Airways, I will have to stand in the aisle for praying, is it the aircrews' right to ask/order me to go back to my seat?
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Do I have to be Catholic to visit the Vatican City?

Are only Catholics/Christians allowed to visit the Vatican? If not, can the non-Catholics access the same areas as Catholics?
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Laptop/mobile device in countries with Sharia

I'm traveling to Iran and i need to bring my laptop. For western standards I do not have anything illegal on my hard drive but since I'm not familiar with the Sharia I'm a little bit paranoid. Is ...
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Can I bring an anti-religious book into Saudi Arabia?

Could I bring books like The God Delusion from Richard Dawkins to Saudi Arabia? What will happen if they saw this book in my hand during the check-in or somewhere else in Saudi Arabia? What about ...
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What is San Francisco's most famous church?

I have been to Hagia Sophia, Notre Dame and La Sagrada Familia, so I was wondering what the most famous church in San Francisco is ?
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Are there any standard clothing restrictions when visiting mosques?

I know from visiting many catholic churches that many require knees and shoulders to be covered, so dressing appropriately is essential for hassle-free travel. Are there similar rules that might apply ...
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What are some non-Indian and non-Middle Eastern Sufi destinations around the world?

What are some Sufi destinations around the world where Sufi dervishes live, like Buddhist monks, in a group? Are there Sufi destinations in Turkey, China, Russia, Europe or any other part of the ...
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How can a Pakistani visit Israel (particularly one who is a Christian)?

With a Pakistani passport, a person can travel to any country in the world without any problem, except for Israel. When it comes to travel to Israel, one can only think about it, as there are no ...