University Plans to Add Footbaths

June 5, 2007

Source: Detroit Free Press

DEARBORN: University plans to add footbaths

In order to accommodate its growing Muslim student population, the University of Michigan-Dearborn plans to install footbaths in its restrooms, officials said Monday.

The move comes after an increasing number of students were found washing their feet in restroom sinks before prayers. Islamic tradition requires Muslims to wash their feet and other body parts before praying.