Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Muslim Prayer Room

Muslim dominate countries are different. For one there is the five times daily call to prayers that is heard in the streets through loud speakers courtesy of the local mosque. Similar to other countries the mosque is often the nicest building in town, just as churches and synagogues are often very nice buildings. Another aspect of the Muslim culture is that in many traveling establishments like hotels and airports there are prayer rooms. A place where travelers can go and pray facing Mecca. Typically the hotel rooms in these countries will also have a small arrow on the ceiling pointing in the direction of Mecca. It's kind of like the Gideons Bible in hotel rooms throughout the United States.

Anyway, here is a tour of a prayer room at our hotel in Kerinci, Indonesia at 5:30 in the morning October 31st before my work day started.

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