Ramadan began on May 5, 2019 and runs until June 4. This is the month of prayer and fasting for Muslim people all around the world. During this time, whether you are overseas, somewhere in North America, or even in Greenville, SC, it would not be unlikely for you to run across a Muslim person praying.
A good Muslim would perform this prayer ritual five times a day, and every part of the preparation and the prayer is meaningful to them. This article from the International Mission Board will give you great insight on the prayers the Muslim people offer, and the meaning behind the ritual.
According to the Muslim Prayer Book, the purposes of Islamic prayer are to receive forgiveness of sins, draw near to Allah, express submission to Allah, and commune with Allah.
Believers in Jesus Christ are already forgiven because of Christ’s work on the cross. Prayer is not a compulsory act of prescribed worship. Christian prayer is an expression of a confident, intimate relationship with God. Believers approach God through Jesus Christ, who took the punishment for sin and made a way for all who trust in him for salvation to enter God’s presence with confidence.