5 • RELIGION Most Hausa are devout Muslims who believe in Allah and in Muhammad as his prophet. They pray five times each day, read the Koran (holy scriptures), fast during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and aspire to make the pilgrimage (hajj) to the Muslim holy land in Mecca. Islam affects nearly all aspects of Hausa behavior, including dress, art, housing, rites of passage. ENTRY FORM [ link ] RITES OF PASSAGE National Emerging Artists Exhibition Juniors, Seniors and Recent Undergrads* $ BEST OF SHOW AWARD Call for . WE ALL NEED RECOGNITION. Rites of Passage for Teenagers explains the importance of celebrating the transition of your teen out of childhood into adulthood.
Hausaland in West Africa northwestern Nigeria and in adjoining southern Niger. The Hausa, numbering more than 20 million, are the largest ethnic group in west Africa. They are rites of passage for teens
distributed geographically and have intermingled with many different peoples. Islam arrived in the area by the fourteenth century. By the fifteenth century, there were a number of independent Hausa city-states.