Muslims pray five times a day. We can pray anywhere. It doesn't have to be in the mosque. We can pray wherever as long as it's clean. We usually pray on a prayer rug. But we don't HAVE to. The one place where we can't is the bathroom. Because that's just weird.
And when we pray it's like a one-on-one connection with God. No interruptions whatsoever. You cannot answer the phone, or talk to someone next to you, or read that novel you're dying to finish. Otherwise you have to start over again. Sucks? Not really, considering the prayer takes about 5 minutes or less. It's like your time with God. I mean God is always there for you, why can't we take a few uninterrupted minutes for Him and thank Him for everything that's been going on, or to complain to Him about our coworkers or to ask for stuff we want?
Story time!! When we were younger we used to pray really fast. Like 30 second prayers. My mom would catch us and know we'd be going fast just so we could get back to the TV or play. She she'd be like, "I'm going to have to issue you a speeding ticket.." I should have gotten her a badge that said "prayer police" or something.
So when we pray in public and people get scared that we're having some sort of medical problem and they're trying to talk to us and we don't answer. It's just that I don't want to have to start over again. Plus, we're in the middle of a very important meeting. Our prayers are physical as well as spiritual and mental. I'll show you another day or you can look it up if you're interested.
Praying five times a day can seem like a lot to some, but it really isn't tedious. It takes a total of about a half hour give or take a few minutes. As I've said before we pray five times a day. And we have a time range in which we can pray. Like the afternoon prayer here in India is around 12:30 to 3:30 PM. So I can pray anytime between that time. But if I'm out where can we stop and pray? I mean, it's weird praying in public. But a Muslim's gotta do what a Muslim's gotta do.
So we pray. In public.
In the corner at the mall.
In the parking lot.
At amusement parks.
On the highway, I don't know why we did this one since we could have just stopped at a rest stop.
In the library.
At pizza hut.
OK so I don't have a very exciting lists of crazy places I've prayed. But I know some of the other authors do. So anyone who'se prayed in a weird place, Muslim or not, please share. :)