Houston hospital builds Muslim prayer room

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened a Muslim prayer room June 11, designed by two of its own physicians, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Muhammad Hanif, MD, and Khawaja Azimuddin, MD, helped design and construct the room. Dr. Azimuddin even hand-painted the tilework that adorns walls inside and outside the prayer room.

The room is stocked with copies of the Quran in various languages and has a wall facing Mecca for prayer.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook, located in northwest Houston, serves a large Muslim population, according to CEO Keith Barber. "As a faith-based organization, Houston Methodist Willowbrook is dedicated to serving the medical and spiritual needs of people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds," Mr. Barber told the Houston Chronicle. "Muslims are also a significant part of our diverse community here at Houston Methodist Willowbrook."

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