NYTimes.com has asked their reporters/friends in different capitals around the Arab world (Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Syria, Iran and Lebanon) to go to a neighbourhood mosque to hear the khutbah this week and to report back on what they heard concerning Gaza.
There is no difference in color, in gender or in language. Islam is one and the book is one and the direction we face to pray is one and the pillars of Islam are one.
What we have to do, Muslim brothers, is come together and strengthen our external and internal fronts.
— Sheikh Eid Abdel Hamid Youssef, Egypt