Prayer mat and tasbeh

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

When my parents came to America from Afghanistan they used religion as the bridge to keep themselves adjusted to their new lifestyle and to hold onto their roots. Their religion, Islam, helped them cope with the transition and they are even stronger practices and believers of the religion now more than ever. They recently went on the holy pilgrimage of Hajj and got this special prayer mat and prayer beads. Religion played a huge role in their immigration progress. 

Place(s): Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Year: 2016

– Rohania Zahir

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant