Scenes like this are commonplace here in Saudi Arabia. The entrance to a mosque at prayer time always has shoes littering the floor outside mosque doorway. At larger mosques there can be hundreds of pairs of shoes scattered outside like this at prayer time, despite the fact that there are usually plenty of cubbyholes for shoes that are rarely used. I don’t know why.
No one wears shoes inside a mosque. All mosques are carpeted with a pattern that has markings for individuals to pray in their own space. The carpet also indicates the direction toward Mecca, as Muslims pray facing Mecca.
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