The Prayer Space

The prayer space is transformed with the act of prayer. A silent room is brought to life with the recitation of the Quran and people standing shoulder to shoulder. The guests either join in the lines, following the movements to the best of their abilities or watch respectfully from the sidelines. There is something in the air that changes when one walks into the prayer space, whether or not prayer is happening there. As a child, I used to run around with my sister in the prayer spaces. In high school, my go-to nap place was the prayer spaces. Now, in college, it is the place I feel closest to God.

Above is a video of the prayer space at Blaine Community Center during the Taking Heart Iftar.