Prostrating to God
People coming and going, they come individually, some with their sleeves turned nearly to their armpits and bear feet which means they performed ablution. They form a line, prostrate in front of God, complete the prayers, then leave only to be followed by others, who do the same, and the same.
This is the Mughrib sunset prayers. Complete strangers stand together, in front of a leader, who recite from the Quran in front of them in absolute devotion.
They all prostrate, kneel down and then sit on their knees in complete silence praising God Almighty and his teachings. These people don't know each other and they've probably never met, but they come to perform the prayers, an instruction from God.
In Islam, Muslims are required to stand before God five times—at dawn, noon, in the afternoon, at sunset and Ishaa, few hours into the evening.
Because the mall gets increasingly full in the evening onwards, more and more people, young and old flock to the special hall at the calling of the prayer.
There are two halls, one for men and another for women. Frequently, they are with young boys and girls who are encouraged to perform the prayers.
Nobody thinks anything of the fact these people are complete strangers, what is important however, is that they are united in their supplication to God. One they complete their prayers, they leave their separate ways.
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