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Pilgrimage Moments: Morning Prayer

Length - 01:25
Published - Mar 2024
Keystage(s) - 3 and 4

This clip comes from the BBC Series: Pilgrimage – The Road to Istanbul.

Mim finds a moment of solitude during the pilgrimage to perform morning prayer. He finds it a challenge to say the five daily prayers of the Muslim religion, but tries to pray at least once a day, before leaving home in the mornings. It not only calms him, but also allows him to express gratitude and thanks. He affectionately describes the prayer mat that has been with him through thick and thin for ten years.

Watch full episodes on BBC iPlayer.

Morning Prayer - Pilgrimage S3 Ep 1
S1 00:00:29:10

Mim too takes time to connect with his faith.

S2 00:00:35:08

You know, within Islam, everybody says, you know, you got to pray five times a day and I'll put my hands up and I say, I don't pray five times a day. I sometimes don't have time. But what what gives me peace of mind and what I've been doing as a regular occurrence since I was young is at least praying once before I leave my house. It levels me out a little bit, you know. It calms me down. It makes me more peaceful. It's just a way of expressing thanks and gratitude as well. This prayer matt I've used for about ten years of my life. This definitely, probably still got some of my tears in there, but also can't really capture like smiles and whatnot. But it's definitely shared moments like that. So this has been there through thick and thin.

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