Sound recording of me reciting the Surah Al-Fatiha, in Arabic. It is the first chapter in the Quran, the holy book of Islam. The literal meaning of Al-Fatiha is "The Opener", because it is the first Surah recited in full during every prayer circle (rak'ah). Recorded on an H4n Zoom Recorder.
A young man recites the first line of the Shema in a small room. The Jewish book of faith, the Torah, commands all Jewish men to recite this prayer when they awaken from sleep and when the lie down to sleep. The prayer is a proclamation of the monotheistic one-ness of God, which is essential Judaism. Recorded on a Yeti Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone.