prayer is a daily ritual, being one of the Pillars of
Islam. Good Muslims will pray five times a day, with
washed hands and bare feet and heads, kneeling on mats
Calls to prayers are transmitted from mosques via loudspeaker.
The five prayers are as followed, with the Wolof name
Morning prayer (suba): Between
dawn and 2:00 pm.
Afternoon prayer (tisbaar):
Between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
(taakusaan): Between 5:00 pm and dusk.
prayer (timis): One hour range during sunset.
Night prayer (gee): Between dusk and dawn.
An optional dawn prayer (fujar) is said as the sun rises.
In addition to these regular prayers, blessings are
said on special occasions (e.g. before a meal, at ceremonies,
etc.) These group prayers are usually in Arabic, and
you should hold your hands in front of you differently
than you would for a Christian prayer, with palms up
and the pinkie finger sides touching. Amin is the
appropriate response during breaks in the speech and
after the prayer concludes.