Mosques are places for the Muslim faithful to gather and worship God. The mosque has no idols, nor images and no visual representations of Allah – which is the Arabic name for the One God – nor of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Before entering the prayer hall of a mosque, all persons are to remove their shoes. Separate areas in the mosque are allotted for men and women.
Both men and women’s attire should be modest and decent according to the norms of the society they live in. Some mosques provide temporary scarves and cloaks for non-Muslim women. Guests can sit or stand along the side of the prayer hall, but they should not walk in front of a person who is praying. Taking photographs in the mosque is allowed, but prior permission should be obtained from a mosque official.