“Far from his spiritual home, an African Muslim faces Mecca during prayer in Mopti, Mali, a trade center on the southern rim of the Sahara. His rooftop outpost on the sunbaked mud mosque overlooks a branch of the Niger River.
The sky protects the earth from the lethal rays of the sun. It also acts like a blanket to protect it from the freezing cold of space. The sky also protects life on earth through heat retention (greenhouse effect)