Paris: Imam invents portable mosque

Paris: Imam invents portable mosque

Via Reuters:

A Paris imam and part-time inventor has created a portable mosque to help the faithful concentrate better on their prayers wherever they are.

Named the Mirhbox, the 2 meter (yard) high structure when deployed takes the form of a mirhab, a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca, which Muslims should face when praying.

"I realized that when I'm in the mosque, I concentrated better at my prayers more than when I am at home. So I thought of recreating the mirhab which creates a better environment for meditation in isolation," Aubervilliers Imam Hassen Bounamcha told Le Parisien newspaper.