The canonical prayer, or salat, is performed five times daily: in the early morning, at midday, in the afternoon, at sunset, and in the evening. These prayers can be performed in any clean space oriented toward Mecca, and most prayers are said at home or work, not in mosques. Still, Detroit mosques are usually open from early in the morning till late at night to accommodate anyone who wants to pray inside. Movement through the mosque is structured by the five prayers, with the heaviest traffic at noon on Friday. As the time for prayer nears, parking lots fill, people flood the mosque door, and late arrivals rush to find a place in the rear prayer lines. Early arrivals read by themselves, quietly recite passages from the Qur’an, or visit with friends. Those who linger in the mosque after prayer often do the same.