Muslims Praying in a Virginia Synagogue

Just found this piece of very heartening news. Alhamdulillah!
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RESTON: On Friday afternoons, the people coming to pray at this building take off their shoes, unfurl rugs to kneel on and pray in Arabic. The ones that come Friday evenings put on yarmulkes, light candles and pray in Hebrew.

The building is a synagogue on a tree-lined street in suburban Virginia, but for the past few weeks — during the Muslim holy month of Ramazan — it has also been doubling daily as a mosque. Synagogue members suggested their building after hearing the Muslim congregation was looking to rent a place for overflow crowds.
Both groups say the relationship won’t be over when Ramazan ends in North America over the weekend. The rabbi and imam are talking about possibly even making a joint trip to the Middle East, and Friday prayers will still be held at the synagogue.
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One thought on “Muslims Praying in a Virginia Synagogue

  1. Salam Yafiah,

    Amazing! Eid Mubarak to you dear… In Malaysia we called it Hari Raya Aidilfitri. We are celebrating it on Sunday or Monday, insyaallah. It’s a very big celebration in Malaysia as everyone will don up their best traditional dresses and eat traditional delicacies that can usually be found on this occasion alone (:

    Take care (:

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