2. What examples of collectivism did you notice during the visit? Two of the collectivism that I noticed during my visit was that all of the followers greet each other, and the men and women each have their own areas for prayer. All of the elder male followers at the masjid grew their beards out, I was told that their beards use to and still do distingu...
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...nce were friendly and accepting of me, however, any discomfort that I might have experienced is only in regards to my lack of knowledge of the faith and the Islamic culture. Future visitors should read up on the faith prior to visiting the Masjid so that they might feel a bit knowledgeable and comfortable while attending.
8. Did you notice any differences in the treatment of the elderly as compared to younger worshipers? (verbal involvement or nonverbal communication) I did notice that the elderly were more like teachers to the younger worshipers, and this is regard to the elderly having wisdom. In the Islamic faith, the elderly as consider to wise and teachers to the youth. If a youth honors the elderly, then when youth reach old age God will appoint someone to honor them; it is their duty to do so regardless of color and religion, per the teaching of the Quran.
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