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Religion in Malaysia

The variety of religions found in Malaysia is a direct reflection of the diversity of races living there. Although Islam is the state religion of Malaysia, you have the freedom to practice any religion you choose. The Malaysian people are almost all Muslims. While there, we got to visit a mosque, which serves as a place where Muslims can come together for prayer. Before entering the mosque, there was a place where worshipers could leave their shoes and put on a robe that we are all wearing as seen in the picture above. Most of us were not familiar with the religion, so it was nice to learn from this experience. One interesting fact that I learned was: Women can attend mosques, but when they do, they must sit separately from the men.

-Lisa Nguyen