The Technology of Prayer
When people are separated by distance from their religious traditions and communities, sometimes technology can step in.
Muslims worldwide have embraced technologies like digital azaan clocks that display times for salat, or daily prayers, and GPS-powered apps to identify the direction of Mecca, which they face during prayer. And younger generations of Muslims can rely on high-tech prayer mats in learning traditional practice. One, iPrayer, has a digital audio console preprogrammed to play the correct combination of recitations for each of the five daily prayers of Islam.