On Good Friday 2010, I found myself in Curitiba, Brazil. I joined the congregation and performed Jumah Prayers inside Curitiba’s ONLY Masjid, Mesquita Imam Ali Ibn Abu Talib (R.A.).
Was given an impromptu tour of Curitiba, visited an experimental school teaching kids cutting edge pedagogy. & found Curitiba's only mosque!
— HïMY SYeD (@HiMYSYeD) March 31, 2010
Brrrrrazil this morning…it's cold in Curitiba, keep forgetting this city is on a plateau. Curious about how Good Friday is observed here.
— HïMY SYeD (@HiMYSYeD) April 2, 2010
Prayers were lead by Imam Ibrahimi, who incidentally, happened to be from Toronto! We knew the same people. He had been Imam for a few years and helped bring life back into the City’s Muslim Community.
Notably, and perhaps an important lesson for Muslims worldwide, is that BOTH Sunni and Shia Muslims share this Masjid and pray side by side, prayer by prayer.
An excellent demonstration of being “SuShi” Muslims.