Muslims are called to prayer 5 times a day; sunrise, midday, afternoon, sunset and after nightfall. Each and every time a cleansing is to be preformed. They should not pray if they are not clean. It begins with a prayer in Arabic then specific parts of the body are cleansed. 1st the hands, mouth, nose, face, ears, arms, the top of the head, legs, feet and then concluded by a prayer.
There are places set a side for prayer; Mosques, shopping malls, offices parks or anywhere that is clean. Here in Jakarta, these call to prayers are announced on loud speakers sounding somewhat like a chant. These can be heard every where.
Once the call happens Muslims are to stop what ever they are doing and take the time to cleanse and pray. I was blessed to have the opportunity to video the cleansing and the prayer.
In prayer a women is to be covered. Otherwise her prayer is said not be valid. Hijabs are worn as a symbol of modesty and privacy.