Moslim studenten aan de Universiteit van British Columbia krijgen een voetbad zodat het wassen van de voeten makkelijker wordt voor het bidden.
Feet in sinks kind of awkward at moment, so UBC agrees to provide a solution
Muslim University of B.C. student Hesham Alsalaman hopes the days of cleansing his feet in the small washroom hand basin near the university’s prayer room are numbered.
“As you can see, washing your feet is very difficult,” said Alsalaman, president of the Muslim Students Association of UBC.
Alsalaman and other Muslim students use a prayer room in UBC’s Brock Hall up to five times a day.
Before each prayer session they must perform an ablution ceremony in which they wash their hands, lower arms, face and feet.
“Washing your feet in a high sink you end up splashing water around,” said Alsalaman, an engineering student from Saudi Arabia. “That can create a hazard and we’ve had complaints.”
As a result, the students’ association and the university plan to install footbaths in the men’s and women’s washrooms on the second floor of Brock Hall.