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He has decreed that you serve none but him, and do good to parents, and speak to them generously. Students, some struggling to stay awake, nodded their heads. It was a little past 9 a. Silent pause. I want you to choose one. All but one student in class, a girl named Fatima, were happy to listen. With mischievous smiles, 29 students put their heads down, creating sudden, pin-drop silence in what had been the noisiest and youngest classroom in the Islamic Cultural Center of New York.
Founded on the West Side in and now located at Third Ave. Ayesha, though, unlike the 10 other teachers at the center, seemed to be having trouble with her class, aged between seven and 11 — particularly with Fatima. In other classrooms, older children were learning other parts of the Quran, and later in the evening, the Imam would hold a Hadith class for adults inside the mosque next to the school.
Fatima, like the rest of the students in her class, was attending one of seven classes held at the weekend school of the center, which teaches students Arabic and the Quran from pre-kindergarten till sixth grade. The administrative staff says that almost students, who attend regular school through the week, are enrolled in the weekend school.
Ayesha, who is years-old, continued teaching her class about Surah al-Kahf, the most popular Quran verse in class. The holy book is divided into 30 chapters and verses. Al-Masih al-Dajjal represents a big test by God, she added, and people will have to choose between following somebody who proclaims he is God and rejecting him. The latter risk getting punished, and reciting the opening verses of Surah al-Kahf is a form of protection. The class continued. While Ayesha picked students to recite the verse aloud in class, Fatima was asked to come back inside.
The next class would study the next Surah. Quiet, everybody else. Come on, alal-azi ziinatal-lahaa. Day 2, Part I : Haifa March 19, Daily Dispatch , Islam , Travel , Religion HAIFA -- For a good stretch of Highway 4, wrapping around Israel's northwestern hook called Haifa, you can immediately spot two things: the vast expanse of bright blue ocean to your left and two tall white stone minarets peeking over the hills to your right.
Baha'i World Center, Haifa. Photo Courtesy of Eleonore Voisard Despite the undeniable presence of these massive features in the Haifa metropolis, often neither of the religions associated with these structures is conjured in the minds of people when they think of the Holy Land. Photo courtesy of Eleonore Voisard. They fell to the carpeted floor during prayer, folding in their knees, sitting on their heels, and lowering their heads until they touched the ground. Some held their hands slightly in front of them, together, pinkies touching, with palms facing up. Some interlaced their fingers, criss-crossing, pressing their hands against their face.
Most—except for small children—wore scarves of various colors, partially or fully covering their hair. It was a synchronized moment of prayer and devotion that plays out regularly in this fashion among the men, women, and children of the Ahmadiyya community at Bait-uz-Zafar Mosque located at the intersection of McLaughlin Avenue and the recently-renamed Ahmadiyya Way in the Hollis section of Queens, New York.
Thus, posture, in itself, is also a form of worship for Muslims. Imam Mahmood Kauser, the head imam of the Ahmadi sect in New York City at their headquarters in Queens, described the concept of prostration before God. Kauser is young, lightly bearded, and sports a karakul hat, which he says is of traditional Indonesian design. Before assuming a high religious position in the Ahmadiyya community, he studied at an official Ahmadi university in Canada.
The prostrations during prayer serve as a metaphor or a reflection of the mind, he explained. Sometimes you say you agree, but your head instinctively moves left and right. When you speak with your father and pump out your chest, you display that you are prideful.
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This physical state coordinates in tandem with the meaning of the prayers that are recited, silently or aloud, in that position of humility. A significant piece to this posture of submission is also in the hands. This is something the Ahmadiyya sect particularly emphasizes. We prostrate before God alone.
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In other religions, worshippers bow, kneel, prostrate, recite, and show reverence through their hands when communicating with God, but in this one fluid Ahmadi ritual of bodily gestures, Kauser notes, Muslims encompass all those acts within their daily prayers. With a smirk on his face and a cigarette in his free hand, he smoothly moves through the crowds of tourists and shop owners.
But hauling the cross around Jerusalem in the path that Jesus walked is not a sign of devotion for him. The procession and the rental business are merely transactional trades for Kenan, whose family is Muslim. Christian pilgrims from around the world visit the Old City, a place rife with key historical Christian monuments and Biblical references.
Israel reported a record number of visitors last year, with nearly 80 percent of the more than 3. The Stations of the Cross, a circuitous path along the Via Dolorosa with 14 stops in total, is believed by many to be the route that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Tour groups of pilgrims large and small move from station to station, carrying with them hymn books, pamphlets with descriptions of each station, and, most importantly, a large cross. On a recent Friday in March, one of the busiest times to walk the procession, Kenan followed a group as they started their tour.
The group was made up of pilgrims from Los Angeles, New York or the Philippines, and was led by a man who identified himself as Pastor Joel from California.
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The weeks before Easter are a particularly busy time for business, said Kenan, thanks to a combination of warm weather and the holiday season. Yvonne Amantea, a pilgrim from Los Angeles, was in Jerusalem for the first time.
Between each stop on the route, at least six people walk with the cross, she explained, so everyone gets a chance to hold it. Bob Vega, 72, a retired accountant from Fresno, had started his trip in Bethlehem, then traveled to Nazareth and now was in Jerusalem to complete not only the Stations of the Cross, but the entire path of the life of Jesus. This was his 10 th time traveling to Jerusalem, and his favorite spot along the procession is the 11 th station, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was crucified.
Kenan makes all of the crosses himself, mostly out of olive wood. He has around 50 and keeps the majority of them at his home in Jerusalem. Every day, however, he brings a few to the first station of the Way of the Cross and rents them out depending on daily demand.