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Quiet room is needed in hospitals for prayer and reflection

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1625
  1. Aziz Sheikh, Clinical research fellowa
  1. a Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's, London W2 1PG

    Editor—Prayer has a pivotal role in the life of Muslims. Five times a day, at specified times, a Muslim will turn directly to God to seek guidance and strength in his or her attempt to walk through life upright. The ritual itself is both physical and spiritual as Islam takes a holistic view of …

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