Airports Begin to Accommodate Muslim Prayer

January 1, 2001

Source: Azizah

In the Winter 2001 issue, Azizah reported on the issue of accommodation for Islamic prayer in airports around the country. Many Muslims have to find a quiet corner to make salah, and a growing number of US airports are offering interfaith chapels with Islamic prayer rugs oriented towards Mecca, or even a room specifically for Islamic prayer. These additions make prayer in an airport much easier and more peaceful for Muslims, and also raise awareness among non-Muslims about the presence of their Muslim neighbors.