Caesar & The Islamic Prostration

Caesar and his office have fallen through the Islamic prostration ritual. We read the following:

The point I should make with respect to prayer is that the third position of prostration really reflects what Islam talks about; the idea of submission. Being faced down with the back of your neck exposed is the most vulnerable position a human being can take. And that’s a reflection of a very old tradition of prostrating before the emperor.

Natana J. DeLong-Bas


Minute 38:00, Youtube Link