So this is interesting: Lots of us know that Muslim women and men pray in separate places. A Kalamazoo imam just told some of my students why. When you pray to Allah, you bend forward from where you’re kneeling. This exposes your rump to the people who are right behind you. Muslims consider it unseemly to adopt this arrangement at a time when women and men are supposed to be thinking of God.
(Originally posted July 23, 2015)