Superstitions As a Hegemonic View

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Before coming to the topic, we must know what hegemony really is, what is a hegemonic view and how does it all fit in our minds. Hegemony, according to Merriam Webster dictionary is 1- influence or authority over others : domination 2- the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group Hegemony is an indirect form of imperial dominance in which the hegemon (leader state) rules sub-ordinate states by the implied means of power rather than direct military force. (Wikipedia) Hegemony basically talks about influence of one state on another, but state is comprised of people so influence of certain values; social, cultural or moral on the people can be termed as hegemonic as well. This all is in our minds and the society we live in. What is hegemonic in one society may not be hegemonic in another. I took superstitions in our society to be hegemonic; driving people away from their beliefs and making them practice silly things to avoid bad luck or to bring good luck. What is Superstition? According to Webster's dictionary, superstition is any belief that is inconsistent with the known laws of science or with what is considered true and rational; especially a belief in omens, the supernatural, etc. Superstition is primarily a faith-like understanding that a certain event happens because of another seemingly unrelated one. The cause-effect relationship is based on neither scientific nor religiously valid justification. It is in effect another faith which is based on neither textual nor logical religious grounds. Considering a black cat crossing one’s path as a bad omen is one of the many examples of superstitious beliefs. A degenerated religious society abounds in superstition. While Islamic faith is based on sound reasoning as is evident from the verses of the Quran, superstition is completely devoid of reasoning. If one
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