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Turkish Kids Get Awards for Praying Fajr

ISTANBUL – A group of Turkish children has been awarded gifts and bicycles for praying Fajr in mosque congregation for 40 days in a row.

The children received the award at Sultan Selim Mosque in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Ilm Feed reported on Wednesday, October 10.

Many mothers regularly accompanied their children to the Mosque in order to encourage them.

The mosque’s courtyard was filled with bicycles and there was a celebratory atmosphere.

The initiative was suggested to encourage the children to become habitual in praying the Fajr prayer in congregation, something which has great virtue and is highly emphasized.

Muslims pray five times a day, with each prayer made of a series of postures and movements, each set of which is called a rak‘ah.

The five prayer times are divided all through the day which starts with Fajr prayer at dawn.