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Why do Muslims take off their shoes in the Mosques?
Because the Mosque is the House of Allah Almighty where Muslims come as one unified body to Prostrate to Him alone. Not only the shoes must be taken off, to prevent dirt from outside to enter the Mosque, but also cleanliness of the body, breath and clothes are mandatory as well. Please visit: https://www.answering-christianity.com/bad_smell.htm for more details.
By the way, the Mosque is not the only place where a Muslim could Pray to Allah Almighty and Connect with Him. Allah Almighty is everywhere and He is near:
"When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way. (The Noble Quran, 2:186)"
The Divine Command for taking off the shoes when meeting with Allah Almighty does also exist in the Jewish Law:
""Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground." (From the NIV Bible, Exodus 3:5)"
Now please be advised that we Muslims do not believe that the contents of today's "Bible" are original Revelations from GOD Almighty. The Bible does contain overwhelming amount of corruption, contradictions and errors. But however, some Divine Revelations might have gotten preserved.
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