“It’s 4:23am and Hadeel wakes up to the sound of the adhan (the Muslim call to prayer). This is the first of five times that she will pray today, just like every other day. She slips out of her bed and scuffles sleepy-eyed over to the sink. She whispers, “Bismallah al-rahman al-rahim” (in the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful) before beginning the proper cleansing ritual for prayer time. The faucet creaks as she turns the water on; she washes her hands. Three times.