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Gurey and Omar perform the Maghrib prayer, or evening prayer, in their living room.

Omar says, “My faith, the religion I believe in, its important because that’s what God prescribed for us and I have to abide by it. It helps me be the person I am; it helps me be a better person when I interact with people. We pray five times a day to remind ourselves of God and how we are supposed to live our life. The world should be a place where people are one…there shouldn’t be one group of people that is pushed to the side or oppressed. Everyone should live happily with their beliefs and rule themselves.”

Gurey feels that Islam is not in opposition to other Abrahamic faiths, but is merely “like a software update.”