Muslims getting care at Hennepin Healthcare’s HCMC will no longer scramble to locate the right direction for prayer.
The hospital and Muslim leaders on Tuesday affixed stickers in 60 rooms around the Emergency Department indicating qibla, the direction they should face when praying. Hennepin Healthcare also made a commitment to put prayer stickers throughout the hospital as a nod of support for their growing caseload of Muslim patients.
Minnesota is home to at least 150,000 Muslims. Hennepin Healthcare’s Emergency Department serves more than 210 patients on average a day, and many are of the Muslim faith.
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