FORMAT FOR SITE VISIT REPORT
Name of site visited Site location (complete address)
Sect/branch and/or subsect Phone number
Contact person (if any) Hours of worship: Days and Times
1. Fundamental beliefs (important if you are visiting a sectarian group, and note differences in belief and practice from its parent group), and sources of authority or basis for the religion or sect (such as inspired scriptures, teachers, direct revelations, and the like). Specify both the religion and the sect or branch you have visited (e.g., Hindu temple [Shiva, Vishnu, Hare Krishna]; Synagogue [Orthodox, Reformed, Conservative]; Buddhist sect [Pure Land, Nichiren, Tibetan, Mahayana, Theravada] Islamic sect [Nation of Islam, Sunni, Shia], etc.).
2. Why is the religion here in South Florida, whose needs is the religion/sect meeting. Narrate the reasons for the appearance of sect in South Florida.
*3. Describe art, symbols, images, cultic objects (including sacred scriptures, if of artistic or aesthetic merit) of the religion.
4. Distinctive dress, articles of clothing, of members and/or clergy of the religion you witnessed during visit. Inquire as to whether normally there is a distinctive dress, etc. in other locations. Include how much adaptation or concessions to "American" ways of worshipping you witnessed during your visit (for this you may also have to tap a knowledgeable person for information).
*5. Forms of ritual, worship/liturgy, special ceremonies, particular/distinctive practices that you saw practice during your visit.
6. Major religious festivals or sacred days (and their dates and days during the year) celebrated in South Florida (and those elsewhere, such as in the country of origin of religion or where religion is strongest).
*7. Describe how what you saw and heard impacted you; did visit enhance your appreciation for that particular religious faith and/or for religion in general; did you feel you were "worshipping"?; did anything strike you in a negative way?; what was the most positive result of your visit?
*Starred/boldfaced items should constitute the bulk of your report, what you should give priority to when you write your report. Also, it is important that you make an effort to enter sympathetically into the religion you will be visiting. You do not have to agree with what you see and hear, but you should make an effort to understand it. After your visit and as you write your report, you will have the opportunity to express your opinion about what you witnessed.
(4-5 pages in length, double-spaced, 12 pt. font) (10% of final grade). Site Visit Format and Short Directory of Religious Sites of South Florida given at the end of the syllabus. Site visit reports will be staggered throughout the semester if necessary based on alphabetical order (last name of students). That is, the due dates will not be the same for all students, with some site visits due the 5th week, others the 10th week, to make it easy for the teaching assistants to grade reports in a timely manner.
A REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS THAT THE SITE VISIT AND REPORT MUST BE DONE FOR A RELIGIOUS TRADITION THAT IS NOT THE STUDENT'S OWN. If a phone number is no longer valid, call information and please let the instructor know that the number(s) has been changed so that the directory can be updated. If you learn about other sites not included below, please let the instructor know also. I strongly recommend that you visit the site first to familiarize yourself with location and the times officially given by the personnel at the site. Any information concerning service times given below are tentative.
ISLAMIC: the times to go are Fridays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Female students can bring a scarf with them if they don’t want to stand out, but it is not required.
Miami Gardens Mosque (Sunni)
4305 N.W. 183 street
Miami, Florida 33055
Mosque of Miami (Sunni)
7350 N.W. 3rd Street
Miami, Florida 33126
Masjid Al-Ansar (Sunni)
5245 N.W. 7th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33127
Islamic School of Miami
Masjid al-Noor (Sunni)
11699 SW 147 Ave
Miami, FL 33196
Tasnim Uddin, Principal of School
Friday: 1:30 pm, Islam School on Sundays: 10am-12pm
(behind the Exxon gas station)
Islamic Jafferia Association Imambara (Shia)
10554 N.W. 132nd Street
Hialeah Gardens, Florida 33016
Muhammad's Mosque # 29 (Nation of Islam)
|Due By (Pacific Time)||09/28/2014 12:00 am|
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