This Photographer Is Capturing The Way Muslims Pray In Public
"People would approach us and ask questions about what we were doing. They were... curious to know more because they did not know much about Muslims or Islam except from what they saw on television."
Places You'll Pray is a photo series which captures the different places Americans Muslims perform their five daily prayers outside the mosque and home.
The photographer, Sana Ullah, told BuzzFeed in an email that she got the idea for the series when her family was at the mall during prayer time and prayed in a dressing room.
She said her goal is not to "flaunt the idea of piety or prayer," but to demonstrate the ease with which Muslims pray and to portray a side of Muslim life rarely covered in media.
"(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.