Wrapped in Quiet Contemplation of Holy Writ

Having perfomed the necessary ablutions - for no good Moslem dare repeat the name of God with unclean lips - this aged inhabitant of Constantinople is reading and repeating the sacred words of the Koran. He is seated in quietude in a shady corner of the courtyard of the Mosque of Mohammed II, place of prayer and worship regarded as teh second in holiness onnly to that of Eyub. Photo - Special Press