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The spectacular locations where Muslims are seen praying

An incredible photography project celebrates all the varied places where Muslims pray. It’s called ‘Places You’ll Pray’ and share beautiful pictures on Instagram.

The project is coordinated by Sana ullah, a first-generation Bangladeshi raised in Florida. Sana said that she was inspired when her family had to pray in a dressing room mall during prayer time.

Seen praying at Mount Aoraki/Mount Cook in New Zealand.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Seen praying on Mount Oberon in Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia.
Fussen Germany near the Hohenschwangau Castle.
See praying at Mount Singgalang, Indonesia.
Seen praying on Mount Soeraksan, South Korea.
Seen praying at Mount K2 Base camp in Pakistan.
Seen praying at Carlsplatz Market in Dusselorf, Germany

Sana began photoseries in which she asks contributors to take her to a place they remember praying, and then photographs them there. She also asks them to share their memories of prayer in that location.

The aim is to challenge the notion that prayer only occurs in mosques or the home, as these pictures show Muslims complete their five daily prayers in fields, basketball courts and even Machu Picchu.

Seen Praying in Krabi, Thailand.
Seen praying in Wadi Rum Desert of Jordan.
Mount Lombok, Indonesia
Seen praying at the Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia.

“(The) majority of Muslims are not the evil that hurts this world and its people on it, but rather Muslims (are) constantly taught to love it sincerely and find peace with themselves five times a day,” she said.

The collection of simple, yet vibrant images of young American Muslims praying in public spaces outside of a mosque.

Seen prayers inside Redwood Forest of Ease Warburton, Victoria, Australia.
Seen during a road trip to Great Ocean Road, Australia in 2014.
Seen praying in Karachi, Pakistan.
Seen praying inside a Malaysian restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.
Seen praying on St. Mary’s Island of Malpe Beach in India
Seen praying maghrib inside his shop near Bab al-‘Amud in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Each image is paired with a quote by the subject speaking on a specific memory pertaining to prayer, or the individual’s personal thoughts on the significance of prayer.

While some images are preconceived, others are spontaneous moments. The intention is to open a floor of open-minded and educated conversations about identity, religion, stereotypes and spirituality.”

Seton Hall University Muslim Association prayer maghrib at the inner harbour in Baltimore, Maryland.
New York City
Praying during NoBanNoWall rally in New York City.
Men praying at Beith Hanina Social Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
People praying against the travel ban imposed by US President Donald Trump’s executive order at Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport.
High schoolers at annual Muslim Interscholastic Tournament seen praying at The University Shady Grove Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.



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