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Chapter 7: Rituals and Ceremonies

In connection with the text box on p. 91 of Introducing Islam see the description of Ramadan television in “Muslim women and contemporary veiling in Indonesian sinetron” by Rachmah Ida, Chapter 2 in Indonesian Islam in a new era: how women negotiate their Muslim identities, ed. Susan Blackburn, Bianca J Smith & Siti Syamsiyatun. Clayton: Monash University Press, 2008.

The adhān from Mecca on the internet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0929J-wYv44

Shi‘i adhān:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krHFI0kEh-k&NR=1

Salah in London Mosque

Men prostrating in salah at a mosque in London (1979). (Courtesy Ian Yeomans/ Saudi Aramco World/ SAWDIA) Black and white version is in the Introducing Islam, fig. 7.1, p. 87. [Figure 7.1]

salah in a park in London

Men bowing in salah in a park in London, during demonstrations in 1980 protesting the Soviets’ send¬ing of troops into Afghanistan. The object in front of them is called a sutra; no one should pass between the sutra and the people praying. (Courtesy Hugh Lifson)

clay from Karbala

Pieces of clay from Karbala’ for use in salah. Tehran. The wording on one box says, in Arabic, “Salah is a pillar of religion.”

mihrab and minbar at the Madrasa of Sultan Hasan

Ornate mihrab and minbar at the Madrasa of Sultan Hasan (completed in 1362) in Cairo. Black and white version is in the Introducing Islam, p. 89.

storefront mosque

Simple mihrab and minbar in a small “storefront” mosque in a suburban district of Cairo (1977).

Umar Makram at dusk

Mosque of ‘Umar Makram at dusk during Ramadan. Note that the street is almost empty since people have gone home to break their fast. The mosque is named after an Egyptian ‘alim and community leader during the period between Napoleon and Muhammad ‘Ali.]

Funeral procession

Funeral procession (janaza) in Cairo (1968).

Sibha

Sibha. See p. 99 in Introducing Islam.

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