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Mosque ablutions
(Morocco: Fes)

January 2002
Morocco: Fes: Mosque ablutions

Worshippers wash off, as required by their religion, before entering the main hall of the mosque to pray.

The practice of Islam is fairly relaxed in Morocco as compared with countries further east. Women are not required to cover themselves, alcohol is available (though only in modern sections of town), and the long, scraggly beards of hard-core Islamists are few and far between.

Just like most everywhere in the Muslim world, the architecture of the mosques, both old and new, is often beautiful, as is the stylized recital of the muzzein delivering the call to prayer five times daily.

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