"chanting their strange prayers "
by cm

Creative Commons AttributionSalat - Credit: Quinn Ryan Mattingly
Muslims are required to pray five times a day: at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset and nightfall. This is called the Salat, and is one of the five pillars of Islam (the others being Profession of Faith, Giving of Alms, Fasting at Ramadan, and Pilgrimage to Mecca.