Friday, June 20, 2008
Shoe Deposit Counter
Text and picture ©Eki Qushay Akhwan
You have to take off our footwears to enter a mosque. Leaving your shoes or footwears outside the mosque might not be a good idea if there are a lot of people going into the mosque at the same time like during the Friday prayer service. For security and convenience, big mosques like this one at the Indonesia University of Education campus in Bandung, provides a shoe deposit counter where you can leave your footwears and claim them later after the prayer. The counter service is usually open only on Friday during the Friday prayer service. I don't know if you could find this anywhere else, but in big mosques in Indonesia this is a common practice.
By the way, these people are claiming their footwears from the deposit counter after the Friday prayer service that I attended today.
Bandung, Daily Customs