16 October 2011

enlightened imams

Many clerics take a more contemplative view. Faith transcends costume, and a man can pray in any outfit as long as the prayer comes from the heart, but it is an honor to God to dress properly, said Abdul Raouf Nafee, the mullah at the Herati mosque in central Kabul. Personally clothes are a distraction. Also, my weight varies, and american clothes don't accomodate that. Indian Saris do, but they're completely culturally inappropriate for me.