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CLIP 487

Praying at the mosque

Praying at the mosque

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Key Info
  • Praying at the mosque
  • Duration: 02:31
  • When Muslims pray at the mosque, they stand very close together in long lines. Muslims all make the same movements together, at the same time and they always face East, towards Makkah. Makkah is a holy place for Muslims where they make a pilgrimage to at least once in their lives. There are no pictures or ornaments in the mosque, as these are believed to distract from prayer. The Qur'an is the Muslim holy book.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Islam: Islamic Life

  • Keywords: Mecca, Makkah, Hajj, pray, mosque, pilgrimage, ornaments, Qur'an, Quran, Koran, Islam
Ideas for use in class
  • To encourage students to study the prayer positions and compare and contrast the buildings of, the Church of Scotland, The Catholic Church, the Synagogue and the Mosque.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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