The Literature, Culture and Society of Singapore
Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka, 1999

Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka, 1999

The salat (obligatory prayer) is composed of recitations from the Qur'an, glorifications to God. accompanied by particular body postures. Sujud, or prostration, is one of the postures. It is from this word that the prayer mat or cloth - sejadah - is named. The sejadah is used to create a clean prayer space.

Exhibition is on at the Asian Civilisations Museum till 31 December 2002. This document is part of a joint project of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore. The image and accompanying text appear here with the kind permission of the Asian Civilisations Museum.

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