Many Muslim women wear the headscarf, or hijab. Many others don’t. An unknown Sufi poet, in favor of the hijab, wrote, “Unlike the beauties of your world, In the veil I’m seen, but without it, I’m hidden.”
Doug Gruehn, a member of the Army funeral honors guard in Wisconsin, has volunteered to play taps at funerals since he retired from his civilian job in 2003.
A man makes supplicatory prayers in a seaside mosque in Akcakocoa, Turkey. While obligatory prayes have a set array of words and prayers, Muslims believe that supplicatory prayers are the time when they can ask anything from God, in their own words.
Imran Khan Political Rally. Lahore, Pakistan. October 30th, 2011.
Crowds gather to dance and surf at an exam rave at Davis Library in UNC.
Children talk and play outside Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque in Istanbul. Located just a few blocks a way from the famous sites of Aya Sofya and Blue Mosque, the mosque is far less known, though it’s interior is said to be one of the most sophisticated of the mosques in Istanbul.
Shahalami Market. Lahore, Pakistan.
A boy runs and plays outside of a mosque in Uskudar, Turkey.
A woman prepares Turkish coffee at her cafe in Duzce, Turkey. The cafe is located at an old Turkish movie set, which was given to female survivors of the 1999 earthquake to start new businesses and generate income.
Umut Mahmut Adanir and his father hold down the ram they have chosen to sacrifice in Duzce, Turkey. In honor of the bravery of Abraham and his son Ismaeel, Muslims sacrifice an animal every year on the holiday Eid-ul-Adha, and split the meat in three portions: 1/3 for themselves, 1/3 for friends and 1/3 for the needy.
Wake Forest basketball player C.J. Harris struggles to recover after a head injury. Wake Forest lost to North Carolina 78-64.
Afghan Refugee Camp. Faqir Ajpee Road, Islamabad, Pakistan.
A group of women visit the site of wedding tent and grave of Maymoonah, one of the wives of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. It’s believed that you can smell the scent of the prophet Muhammad every night after sunset.
In an effort to adhere to Saudi Arabia’s strict hijab laws, many grocers try to veil any faces on their products. In this case, one was missing their burqa.
Fishermen are perpetually present on the Galata bridge in Istanbul.
Students watch a fireworks show at the basketball opening ceremony at the Dean Dome at UNC.
Crowds constantly gather to circumambulate the Kaba in Saudi Arabia.