The life of a true Muslim is defined by the duties imposed on it by Islam, he should recognize only one God - Allah five times daily, facing Mecca, offer a prayer (salat), within thirty days of the month of Ramadan believers are fasting (sawm), once in the life of the believer must perform the Hajj - the pilgrimage to Mecca, after which he received the title of Haji, in addition, he must pay the religious tax (sunset), which collects the state in Tunisia. Moreover, most Muslims seek to give alms to the poor.
The Muslim calendar begins on the day of Hijra (Arabic - Resettlement), when in 622 AD the Prophet and his followers left his hometown and moved to Mecca to Medina. The year consists of lunar months and so for a few days shorter than the Gregorian calendar year. For example, the new 1419 began on 29 April 1998, and in 1420 began on the night of April 18, 1999
Muslim calendar identifies three major holidays: Eid es Segir
(Small Eid) and Eid al-Kebir (Big Eid) - a two-day holiday associated with the sacrifices and Mouloud - the birthday of the Prophet, which is especially colorful in Kairouan. From a religious point of view, large Eid - the most important Muslim festival, he recalls the willingness of Ibrahim (Biblical Abraham) to sacrifice his son Isaac to God and represents the culmination of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Throughout the Muslim world in memory of the sacrifice of Abraham slaughtered sheep and distribute the meat to the needy. Small Ide - is a joyous celebration of sacrifices, who is completing tedious fasting during Ramadan long and abundant feast.
Numerous unofficial holiday dedicated local or pan-Arab Muslim saint - marabouts, marked a pilgrimage to the place of their burial. Most often, the pilgrimage is an occasion for a bright holiday, held next to the burial place of the saint, also known as "marabouts" or "qubba".
Folk beliefs keep many ideas about the magical symbol, dating back to pre-Islamic times more. To prevent disaster by resorting to various precautions. The "Hand of Fatima", also called "Kamsa" (bunch of fives or hand) - the most common means of protection. "Hand of Fatima" worn as a pendant or charm.
Images of fish and ram's horns, safety symbols used even puniytsy. However, today they are often seen on the lintel of the door. Many older women applied henna marks on the body that protect against spoilage.
An important event in the life of every Muslim is circumcision, which makes boys aged 5 to 7 years. In Tunisia, the enlightened this operation produce doctors, it is traditionally served barbers.
Modern wedding ceremony largely follows the western fashion. White wedding dress and veil - a secret dream of all young girls. But in families that are committed to tradition, the bride prepare for the rite, in accordance with ancient custom. In the hammam, the public bath, the bride wash, remove hair from the body, massage, applied henna image and good fortune with many good advice prepared for the wedding night. This is followed by a ritual farewell bride's father's house, and she entered into the house of her husband. Custom expectations sheets with evidence of innocence is preserved only in the outback.