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Iskeem (leather Belt)
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A leather belt that a monk fastens round his waist when he lives in solitude. A monk wears such a belt following the recite of special prayers.

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A monk that wears the "Iskeem" is ought to present exceeding prayers, fastings, and kneelings than an ordinary monk.

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