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Salat in Indonesia: The Social Meanings of an Islamic Ritual

John R. Bowen
Man
New Series, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Dec., 1989), pp. 600-619
DOI: 10.2307/2804290
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2804290
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Salat in Indonesia: The Social Meanings of an Islamic Ritual
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Abstract

Although the salat ritual of worship is central to Islam it has received relatively little attention from anthropologists. Three Indonesian cases are examined here. In each case a dispute concerning the proper performance of the salat highlighted a particular set of socio-political meanings. A wider array of cases is explored an a general model of the ritual is proposed in which a discourse of confomity to the prophetic example serves as a common element. The general anthropological neglect of the ritual is explained in terms of its lack of fit with current theories in which ritual is viewed as based on a symbolic or iconic core.

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