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    Rastafarianism, Santeria, and Islam

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    These 3 religions are discussed in an outline of their origins and practices in a paper that consists of four pages. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    2. Salat/Prayers: Five daily prayers are required of each. 3. Saum/Fasting: During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are expected to fast from dawn to sunset, which means abstaining from liquids,  food and intimate intercourse with ones spouse. 4. Zakat/Purifying Tax: A predetermined percentage of each Muslims property is given on an annual basis to be distributed among the poor. 5.  Hajj/Pilgrimage: If at all possible, Muslims are expected to travel to Makkah once in their life times. This pilgrimage is for the purpose of honoring the memory Abraham, his wife  Hagar and their son Ishmael (Sakr 1996; p. 4). Two of the principles of Islam are: The Oneness of God and There is a Oneness of mankind (Sakr 1996; p.  4). Santeria Santeria is sometimes identified within the new religious movement but it is, in fact, an old religion founded in 1517 (Crawford, 2001). Santeria is also known by  the name La Regla Lucumi, La Regla Lucumi, Lukumi and possibly other names (Crawford, 2001; Robinson, 2003). Santeria originated in Cuba as a combination of the Yoruba religion in Western  Africa and Iberian Catholicism (Crawford, 2001). Santeria is among the many syncretic religions Africans created when they were transported to the Caribbean islands as slaves (Crawford, 2001). It was created  from necessity for the slaves to continue practicing their native religion without their Cuban slave-masters knowing they were still practicing their native religion, which was forbidden (Crawford, 2001). When you  think about it, the slaves were incredibly clever when they created this religion. The word Santeria means The Way of the Saints so the slave masters thought that the slaves  had simply adopted different words to follow along the Catholicism they were expected to practice (Robinson, 2003). In their native religious traditions, they recognized a number of spiritual emissaries called 

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