As obviously stated in my title I went to a Musllim Mosuqe, a place that has supposebly nothing to do with the religion I was brought up by(Catholic). When I attended this sacred location for prayer I was immediatley met with many rules that are far from my personal realm of belief; such as praying five times a day on a Friday. As I entereed this Mosque I was unsure of what to do so I started by just trying to enter the same way males enter. In this religion males are actually seperate from the females so as to not be tempted; it was actually explained to me that this is why females wear a head dress, to cover their hair that is considered to be the most tempting part of their body. Honestly the point of this entire religious practice is to be pure, in sex, in beliefs and in desires. The Muslim practice is to pray in a hall, or a sacred spot where they all sit or kneel(based o age) in front of the Imam(‘preacher). The folk of this religioin are required to pray five times a day on Fridays to Allah, which is what they call their almighty God. They believe that Allah is the most powerful being to ever exist which is actually why they do not hold any religious symbols to embody Him, because nothing compairs to his greatness. The individuals of this religion are wholey dedicated to it; as I experienced while in prayer women normally to not paint their nails or face, or sit with males, or even show much skin just to respect and trust in Allah. During prayer I noticed how they rarely spoke, or how they would kneel and kiss the floor during the time the imam was preaching in song. The religion as a whole I can vouche is undeniably misunderstood. The Muslim can not be classified by hatred and terrorism, it is not the fault of an entire population what one group choose to do. It is not in their belief to harm those that do not share their thoughts or stance, it is quite the opposite actually. While speaking to the Imam who was gracious enough to give us his time, I became aware of the fact that there are some beliefs held that just seem surreal to me. Their belief is that heaven is much larger than Earth and that when you get there you will have all the same confort held in current life just amplified by at least a hundred. I went to prayer on 9/11, a day that is significant to the U.S. as well as the Muslim culture. On this day during prayer sorrow was expressed for those that perished and for the stereotype that soon after plagued their people. This culture served to show me, and amplify the thought, that everything is what you make it, one cannot judge on simple facts, you have to dive deep into the individual to get an even semi-accurate answer. I give all of my respect and admiration for those that dedicate theselves to this reigion because it sure is no walk in the park.