Religion: Islam's Way

When the Moslems make world news—(see FOREIGN NEWS)—it is usually more political than religious. But to most of the 221,000,000 Moslems between Dakar and Borneo, last week was no different from any other. From Cairo, a TIME correspondent described how a modern Moslem observes one of the world's most exacting religious rituals:

"The Moslem's day begins when he hears the muezzin (prayer-time announcer) calling to prayers just before sunrise: 'La ilaha, ilia Allah, Mohamed rasul Allah!' (There is but one God, and Mohamed is his prophet!). The Moslem washes himself—his whole body 'if he has been with his wife'—stands barefoot on a...

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