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Photo of This Muslim Worker Praying with His Safety Gear On Goes Viral

A non-Muslim woman moved by the story posted the photo on Facebook

  • Phoebe Olivia posted a photo of a construction worker on a rooftop with his head bowed down to the ground.
  • While his helmet and boots were laid down beside him, the man still had his high-visibility vest strap and safety gear on
  • His head was bowed down on what looked like a small blue plastic sheet that served as a prayer mat.
 A photo taken by a Singaporean non-Muslim woman for a worker praying in his safety gear on a hot day has gone viral, with many touched by the scene, The Independent Singapore reported.

The heartwarming post was shared to a Facebook page called Complaint Singapore where people share their first-world problems, “vent their anger and unhappiness, share their bad experiences in Singapore and most importantly, complaints,” as written in the description page.

“I find this very touching I saw this worker on a hot day like this he still make (sic) some time to pray. Don’t forget to be thankful every second in our lives. Just sending love and blessing to all of you.” Phoebe Olivia wrote on Facebook.

She posted a photo of a construction worker on a rooftop with his head bowed down to the ground.

I find this very touching I saw this worker in a hot day like this he still make some time to pray. Don't forget to be thankful every second in our lives. Just sending love and blessing to all of you

Posted by Phoebe Olivia on Wednesday, 26 June 2019

With over 2,500 reactions and 1,300 shares, many from the online community were touched by the scene.

“I’m so touched on this photo and made me tears,” one wrote.

“Wonderful post Thank you for this its make me touch.. much love God bless,” another added.

Suppport AboutIslam.net

A certain Sharifah AJ commented that she was awe-struck when she saw the post. “When I see this, the first thing that comes to mind is, if he can pray in the hot scorching sun, what’s my excuse?” she wrote.

Muhammad Mustaffa Muzz wrote that this particular post was the most awesome one share in the forum.

According to statistics from 2010, about 15% of Singapore’s resident population aged 15 years and over are Muslims.

A majority of Malays are Sunni Muslims. 17 percent of Muslims in Singapore are of South Asian origin.

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.

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