National Geographic : 1914 Jan
THE GREAT PRAYER AT BISKRA (III) Photo byBougault The third posture of prayer is a complete prostration-the symbol of the adoration of the unityofGod, the central doctrine ofIslam. "The French government has allowed the natives absolute independence of thought and religion. In thefar-off Troglodyte towns, where no mosques existed, some have been built by the government. This has been a very wise move, because it hasendeared the French tothe hearts ofthe Tunisians" (see text, page 62).