Digital Prayers

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If you think Americans use smartphones a lot, they’re nothing compared to the Moroccans. The Moroccans are on their phones non- stop. They even use their cells to tell them when to pray.

There is an app called Qibla which alerts the Muslims when to pray (five times a day) and which direction they should be facing. It is fixed in the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca.

I don’t know why I was so surprised to learn about Qibla. As we all know, there is an app for everything. The digital world is very much alive and active all over Morocco. Each city has their own tech area where new start-ups are being formed everyday. There are people all over the streets selling Apple and Samsung smartphones. Who knows if the phones work but plenty of people were buying them.

Eliot took the following photos today.
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7 thoughts on “Digital Prayers

  1. Wouldn’t you know we’re riding on the Marrakesh Express
    Wouldn’t you know we’re riding on the Marrakesh Express
    They’re taking me to Marrakesh
    Wouldn’t you know we’re riding on the Marrakesh Express
    Wouldn’t you know we’re riding on the Marrakesh Express
    They’re taking me to Marrakesh
    All on board the train, all on board the train
    All on board

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