Lecture Notes 2/23/09 Rites of Passage Ojibwe religion Vision quest: A boy at puberty, once during the year would go out alone to a remote spot and fast for four days Goal: To receive a vision and a guardian spirit (wisdom, insight) Daily Ritual: Salat Very structural payer Required five times daily (five time periods) Intention is what matters If missed, can make up in next period Adhan: call to prayer at the beginning of period Location: ideally in mosque Intention and Realism Prerequisites: 1. Dress modestly 2. Properly was self (very structured- wuhduh) 3. Face Mecca (where Muhammad received revelations) Cycles of Bodily postures Friday Afternoon Salat Most important Before salat there is a sermon Holiest day
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