Sunday, September 6, 2009

Prayer (Salat) at the Mosque

On Friday night at about 8:30pm, a group of us new teachers walked across town to the Mosque Hassan II (see pictures from a previous post). We were delighted to find that a prayer was in progress. Thousands (we were guessing about 50,000) of people were inside and outside the mosque, praying along with the singing Imam (sp?). His voice wandered around a marvelous scale I had only heard in recordings, and at times I couldn't anticipate, thousands of people would kneel, or stand, simultaneously. It was amazing, spiritual, and mysterious.

I didn't get close to those praying, but I did take a picture of the mosque at this evening hour, capturing the light and the people who came.


From Morocco 2


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