Cultural Experience


You must attend and participate in this event and this can be done online.If you are Christian, you could attend an Islamic Mosque or Jewish Synagogue. However, if you are Baptist, going to a Catholic Mass this can count too.
These do not have to be religious experiences, and can be specific cultural experiences. 

I indentify as christian so any evenr or service that is not a baptist even will work, I also have to provide proof of being there so I need a a picture of a pamphlet, a screen shot of the video/online interaction

Once you have attended your cultural event, be sure to answer the following questions in your response. This should be 3-4 pages.

1. Describe the cultural experience in detail. and upload a document to demonstrate that you were there (a picture of a pamphlet, a screen shot of the video/online interaction)

2. How was this cultural experience different from what you are familiar with?

3. Where there any procedures or activities in which you felt uncomfortable? If so, what did you do?

4. How was this cultural experience similar to what you have experienced (i.e., either growing up or recently)?

5. How has your background and upbringing influenced your impression of this experience?


Cultural Experience

Due to the COVID pandemic, many churches, temples, mosques, and other religious institutions have moved to virtual delivery of services.   This created an opportunity for me to explore other religions, specifically Islam. I attended a live Muslim Friday prayer service from the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC), where I had a very good opportunity to participate and observe how the players took place.

During the prayer service, I noted that they pray while facing the same direction. This practice is known as qiblah, where they have to face Mecca’s direction whenever they pray. The Mosque’s wall that is closest to Mecca is labeled the qiblah wall, and Muslims will face it when they pray so that they can face the holy city. Moreover, men and women pray ins separate rooms as they perform several movements in a sequence. The movements include kneeling, bowing, prostration, and reciting words of praise to God. There was a congregational prayer held just after noon known as Jummah. There were more men than women in the Friday service, but I learned that men must attend this midday service unless they too old, travelling or ill to attend. However, women can choose to pray at the Mosque or home.  In the Muslim community, worshiping and praying together help develop a feeling of unity among themselves.  Additionally, the Imam leading the service shared two sermons, and a series of raka’ahs were performed.

Moreover, during the prayer service, I learned some differences between the Muslim and my Christian experiences, particularly as a Baptist. At first, in a Muslim prayer service, women are not encouraged to attend as much as men, but in case some attend, men and women worship separately. In my Baptist church, both men and women are recommended to fellowship together with others all the time, including the Sunday service. Even though both Baptists and Islam require members to dress appropriately as they approach God in prayer, in a Muslim prayer service, women must cover everything except their hands and faces while men are required to cover the part between their knees and navel……………for help with this assignment contact us via email Address:

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