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Prayer Panel 1

Prayer Panel 1

In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds The compassionate, the merciful Master of the Day of Judgment You alone we worship and you alone we ask for help Guide us on the straight path The path of those who have received your blessing Not those [...]

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Prayer Panel 2

Prayer Panel 2

Before each of the five daily prayers, a mu’adhdhin (“muezzin” or “crier”) calls Muslims to worship. The call is made about fifteen minutes before the prayer begins. Although each caller has his own style, the words of the call remain the same, beginning with four repetitions of allahu akbar (“God is great”). In the Muslim [...]

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Prayer Panel 3

Prayer Panel 3

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 [...]

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Prayer Panel 4

Prayer Panel 4

Mosques are sacred spaces, and great care is given to maintaining their ritual purity. Mosques have special washing areas where people can clean themselves before prayer. Shoes must never be worn in the main prayer area. Long racks of shoes are a common sight in the entryways of most mosques. Modesty requires that women do [...]

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