Prayer time: Between practice and experimentation

Islam in France. Practices and daily lived experiences
By Marie‑Laure Boursin, John Angell

A l’heure de la priere : entre pratiques et experimentations

This article explores variations in how Muslims in France perform the canonical Islamic prayer, ṣalât. The study reveals how different prayer contexts–individual versus collective, at home or in a mosque–affect daily religious observance. Instead of a continuous, invariable dimension of worshippers’ lives, prayer is sometimes interrupted or suspended and can also be the focus of experimentation that reveals worshipers’ fluctuating beliefs.

  • prayer
  • Islam
  • religious practices
  • variations
  • belief
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