"Downstream" Religion Tip by Assenczo

Religion, Kuala Lumpur: 13 reviews and 15 photos


Going to the main mosque in a major urban center in Muslim majority nation is bound to be interesting. One suddenly realizes that he is in a constant stream of walking men in one direction; men, men and only men. Gradually the road clogs up too and there is no wonder because despite the fact that the majority of vehicles are motorcycles they create traffic jams too. Eventually the spire of the huge modern mosque appears on the horizon, the howling of the mullah becomes more pronounced and the motorcycle parking overflows with vehicles parked millimetres away from each other. A whole row of stalls are lined up along one of the surrounding streets with vendors eagerly waiting for the hungry worshippers to leave the business of praying and indulge en mass into their sweet treats. For the foreigners without Muslim affiliation a snack is a welcome happy ending to the shared sweaty path to spiritual perfection of the thousands.

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  • Written Sep 10, 2011
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