Jews could learn a few things from Muslims

This is a guest post on my blog by a Muslim lady in response to Western Wall’s rabbi endorses plan that would allow women and men to worship together at holy site

Jews could learn a few things from Muslims. Despite supporting gender segregation, Islam’s holiest site – the Ka’aba in Mecca and all the other associated sites of the pilgrimage are open and equally accessible to both genders. The philosophy and wisdom behind this is that not all places or occasions require equal observance of religious norms. The Pilgrimage is a most sacred and sacrosanct occasion. It is a time for controlling one’s own desires and instead concentrate fully on the All-Powerful God. As a result the atmosphere created should be one where the highest level of piety and righteousness is observed.
— M. Ahmad

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