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To wonder what the little red signs in Arabic in my neighbourhood are all about

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Mammylamb Wed 19-Apr-17 16:26:03

In my neighbourhood I have noticed quite a few houses (half the street in one street) have a wee red sign in Arabic stuck on their windows and front doors). I've just moved to the area and never seen this anywhere else. Does anyone have any idea what these signs mean?

QuinionsRainbow Wed 19-Apr-17 17:38:11

Picture needed?

PurpleDaisies Wed 19-Apr-17 17:38:49

Have you got a picture?

QuinionsRainbow Wed 26-Apr-17 19:26:43

No sign of OP a week on!

Mumsnut Wed 26-Apr-17 19:34:26

Is Ramadan about to start?

BigBangTheory789 Wed 26-Apr-17 20:07:20

Are you sure it's actually Arabic?? hmm

BigBangTheory789 Wed 26-Apr-17 20:07:53

Also, Ramadan starts end of May...

MarklahMarklah Wed 26-Apr-17 20:09:17

Maybe it says 'no cold callers'?

thelikelylass Wed 26-Apr-17 20:20:08

I think it denotes halal food.

thelikelylass Wed 26-Apr-17 20:20:52

oh sorry! i didnt't read properly and thought you meant in shops!

ChocolateSherberts2017 Wed 26-Apr-17 20:29:20

They could be prayer stickers to bless and protect the house. I think I need some given the high percentage of weirdos living in my area!

UppityHumpty Wed 26-Apr-17 20:30:49

Is it Arabic OP or is it Hindi?

forlornalien Wed 26-Apr-17 20:47:17

It's probably a dua - a personal prayer to Allah which the people say when going in/leaving the house.

Mammylamb Wed 26-Apr-17 21:14:26

Sorry didn't get back earlier with a photo. Really didn't want to take a photo outside of someone's house!!

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