Rites of passage in Islam
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12 May 2003 03:50 PDT
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Is there a rite of passage ceremony in Islam at the age of 13 or thereabouts ? If so any information (cursory is enough)
Re: Rites of passage in Islam
Answered By: seizer-ga on 12 May 2003 04:41 PDT
Hello there! There is no specific ritual practised by all Muslims, to celebrate or mark the coming of age. This is because the Qur'an does not say anything in this regard: http://www.iiie.net/Questions/ComingOfAge.html Perhaps the nearest equivalent would be when a child of either gender reaches puberty: It then becomes compulsory for them to perform Salat (the daily prayers). See question 2 on the following page: http://www.ukim.org/imam.asp?CatID=2 I hope this answers your question! If anything's unclear, though, please do not hesitate to use the "request clarification" feature before rating this answer. Regards, --seizer Search strategy: Muslim "coming of age" Islamic "coming of age" Islam "rite of passage"
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