TMU opens Muslim prayer room with music and cultural exchange
Source: Taipei Medical University
Published on 2019-06-03
To provide TMU’s growing Muslim student population a suitable prayer area, TMU held an opening ceremony for the new prayer room together with Muslim students.
Muslim students guided guests into the prayer room to explain its furnishings and symbolism. These include a prayer rug from Mecca, a clock indicating prayer times, directional signs to indicate the Qibla (the direction prayers faces) and a Koran in a bookcase. They also explained prayer procedures and rules.
The students’ performance included music and Koran recitations in English and Arabic as well as an original video about the Muslim-friendly campus. The opening ceremony helped other participants better understand the Muslim faith.