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Muslim man performing Salah

A Muslim man raising his hands, about to begin the act of Salah, the formal prayer of Islam, by saying the takbir, or "Allāhu Akbar" ("God is the greatest"). Salah is one of the obligatory rites of worship of the religion, to be performed five times a day: at dawn (fajr), at noon (dhuhr), in the afternoon (asr), at sunset (maghrib) and at nightfall (isha'a).

Photo credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

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