Image and symbolism indicate customs, rituals, rites and/or traditions of a particular culture of a profession, career or job-oriented employment. Projecting the right image is important to getting your message across.
The choice of dress is intended to enhance or reinforce a certain image in the mind of the beholder that coincides with the nature of their profession. Uniforms are also used to convey rank and status and, perhaps, to be a bit intimidating. Senior police and military officers have stars, ribbons, peak caps and swag sticks to denote their elevated positions, while airline captains have four stripes on their shoulders. Pakistani political figures wear local headgear and ajraks and use phrases to identify with their constituents. Religious figures use ornate robes and headgear to project an aura of elevated status. Their throne-like seats and protective circle of hangers-on add to the sense of distance-from-authority which seem to increase their holiness.
Symbolism is deeply entrenched through the association with our choice of attire. This is why athletes have specially designed uniforms incorporating their team colors. Schools use uniforms to encourage affiliation with the institute.
Similarly Allah holds constructive emotions in the highest esteem & therefore rituals have been ordained to quench thirsty emotions through practical demonstration relating to all prevalent rituals .The latest research regarding physio-psycho-parallelism is the synchronization of mind & body when the ideology ie system & Rituals & its demonstration occur in unison like an orator/speech maker who delivers lectures by waving his different parts of body .In case only empty rituals with no system becomes emotionalism , detrimental to the cause while system without rituals becomes materialism/empty philosophy as Western society is following 90% Quran. Quran stresses upon establishing equilibrium & refrains from extremities.Let us stop opposing rituals being integral part of the system.Dr Shabir Ahmed is requested to ofer his views.