lahu-akbar Allahu-akbar wa-lillahil-hamd.
(Translated as: Allah is the greatest, Allah is the
greatest. There is no God but Allah. Allah is the
greatest, Allah is the greatest. All praise belongs
As these words of praise for Allah are chanted
and amplified throughout the stadium, Muslims
continue to flood through the gate of entrance.
Greeting and congratulating one another on the
onset of I'd, as they ambulate to their place of
prayer. Muslims, of all ages and race, wearing
their finest of clothing gather together to praise
and worship Allah. Standing in rows, next to
those whom they know and to those whom they
know not. "Allahu Akbar," says the imam, indi-
cating to those behind him that the I'd prayer
has begun. The fine lines of Muslims in rows,