Religion: Ramadan

. . Allah Akbar . . . God is great. . . . The Imam droned prayers, snatches from the Koran in Arabic, sitting cross-legged near his pulpit in a long green robe and a green fez (signifying that he has made the pilgrimage to Mecca). Squatting on prayer rugs and matting, his congregation droned with him, sometimes leaning forward, touching their Korans with their foreheads. For two hours one evening last week, these prayers sounded in a brick building in Brooklyn, only full-fledged Moslem mosque in the U. S. It was the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!