Salat in the city

Today as I left work and stepped out on to the street, I witnessed a living sign of prayer. With busy traffic on one side, and students hurrying past on foot and by bike on the pavement on the other, a Muslim man had laid out his prayer mat by the side of the road and was performing salat. In the afternoon peak hour, in the heart of the city—and in the shadow of the college chapel towering above us—in his own small and faithful way, this man of faith caused me to remember the greatness of God.

(Photos: Stephen Burns.)