Māngere Integrated Community Health


September 4, 2011adminCommunities, Muslim0

In the Muslim prayer schedule, people pray 4 to 5 times a day at particular times.

Muslim people need a place to pray, together with a place to wash as part of the prayer process.

A Muslim value around cleanliness relates primarily to washing and to food. Toilet facilities need to be designed in such a way that there is easy access to clean water for washing within the toilet cubicle. The design would be similar to a disabled toilet.

Halāl places restrictions on food and requires medicines to be free of alcohol and animal ingredients. This suggests that Halāl and its place in the health of people needs to be better understood.

Many Muslim people would like to participate in the activities of local swimming pools and gyms. But there is a need to provide separate areas for men and women. Current arrangements prevent them participating.

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