Spilling Coffee, Owls, Shoes: Top Superstitions Arabs Still Believe!

Published July 12th, 2018 - 10:00 GMT

Written by Sally Shakkour


Every country, culture and ethnicity has some sort of myth habits that had been passed down through ages, and that they believe to be fully true. 

Arabs also still have their own long and colorful tradition of superstitions.

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Spilling coffee brings you the good luck, but in the West spilling your morning coffee will probably signal having a bad day. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Spilling coffee brings you the good luck, but in the West spilling your morning coffee will probably signal having a bad day. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Using right foot to enter a home to bring good fortune to both you and the home owners. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Using right foot to enter a home to bring good fortune to both you and the home owners. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

The open hand with blue eye, khamsa, can protect you against any evil. Spreading your right hand open towards or in the face of evil is supposed to protect you from any harm. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

The open hand with blue eye, khamsa, can protect you against any evil. Spreading your right hand open towards or in the face of evil is supposed to protect you from any harm. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Cutting your nails at night is back luck. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Cutting your nails at night is back luck. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Holding cats or being near to them will make you infertile. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Holding cats or being near to them will make you infertile. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Found your shoe lying upside down means something bad for superstitious Arabs. This superstition dates back to when people used to live in houses with dirt floors.(Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Found your shoe lying upside down means something bad for superstitious Arabs. This superstition dates back to when people used to live in houses with dirt floors.(Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Breaking a mirror is believed to bring you bad luck for seven years. However, looking through a broken one means you will die soon. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Breaking a mirror is believed to bring you bad luck for seven years. However, looking through a broken one means you will die soon. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Owls are believed to be a bad omen and if it hoots, your misfortune is even greater. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Owls are believed to be a bad omen and if it hoots, your misfortune is even greater. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Itchy palms, An itch in the right hand could mean that a financial wind is blowing your way, , but if you scratch it, the green bills just disappear. An itch in the left palm means the exact opposite, that you will be probably heading to a downfall where your finances are concerned. (scoopempire.com)

Itchy palms, An itch in the right hand could mean that a financial wind is blowing your way, , but if you scratch it, the green bills just disappear. An itch in the left palm means the exact opposite, that you will be probably heading to a downfall where your finances are concerned. (scoopempire.com)

Arabs say applying ground coffee will definitely make you heal from injuries faster, and it stops the bleed. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Arabs say applying ground coffee will definitely make you heal from injuries faster, and it stops the bleed. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Spilling coffee brings you the good luck, but in the West spilling your morning coffee will probably signal having a bad day. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Using right foot to enter a home to bring good fortune to both you and the home owners. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
The open hand with blue eye, khamsa, can protect you against any evil. Spreading your right hand open towards or in the face of evil is supposed to protect you from any harm. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Cutting your nails at night is back luck. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Holding cats or being near to them will make you infertile. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Found your shoe lying upside down means something bad for superstitious Arabs. This superstition dates back to when people used to live in houses with dirt floors.(Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Breaking a mirror is believed to bring you bad luck for seven years. However, looking through a broken one means you will die soon. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Owls are believed to be a bad omen and if it hoots, your misfortune is even greater. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Itchy palms, An itch in the right hand could mean that a financial wind is blowing your way, , but if you scratch it, the green bills just disappear. An itch in the left palm means the exact opposite, that you will be probably heading to a downfall where your finances are concerned. (scoopempire.com)
Arabs say applying ground coffee will definitely make you heal from injuries faster, and it stops the bleed. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Spilling coffee brings you the good luck, but in the West spilling your morning coffee will probably signal having a bad day. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Spilling coffee brings you the good luck, but in the West spilling your morning coffee will probably signal having a bad day. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Using right foot to enter a home to bring good fortune to both you and the home owners. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Using right foot to enter a home to bring good fortune to both you and the home owners. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
The open hand with blue eye, khamsa, can protect you against any evil. Spreading your right hand open towards or in the face of evil is supposed to protect you from any harm. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
The open hand with blue eye, khamsa, can protect you against any evil. Spreading your right hand open towards or in the face of evil is supposed to protect you from any harm. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Cutting your nails at night is back luck. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Cutting your nails at night is back luck. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Holding cats or being near to them will make you infertile. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Holding cats or being near to them will make you infertile. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Found your shoe lying upside down means something bad for superstitious Arabs. This superstition dates back to when people used to live in houses with dirt floors.(Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Found your shoe lying upside down means something bad for superstitious Arabs. This superstition dates back to when people used to live in houses with dirt floors.(Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Breaking a mirror is believed to bring you bad luck for seven years. However, looking through a broken one means you will die soon. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Breaking a mirror is believed to bring you bad luck for seven years. However, looking through a broken one means you will die soon. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Owls are believed to be a bad omen and if it hoots, your misfortune is even greater. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Owls are believed to be a bad omen and if it hoots, your misfortune is even greater. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Itchy palms, An itch in the right hand could mean that a financial wind is blowing your way, , but if you scratch it, the green bills just disappear. An itch in the left palm means the exact opposite, that you will be probably heading to a downfall where your finances are concerned. (scoopempire.com)
Itchy palms, An itch in the right hand could mean that a financial wind is blowing your way, , but if you scratch it, the green bills just disappear. An itch in the left palm means the exact opposite, that you will be probably heading to a downfall where your finances are concerned. (scoopempire.com)
Arabs say applying ground coffee will definitely make you heal from injuries faster, and it stops the bleed. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Arabs say applying ground coffee will definitely make you heal from injuries faster, and it stops the bleed. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)