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Ghanian Minister Calls for Replacing Adhan with Whatsapp

ACCRA – A Ghanaian minister has asked mosques to stop daily call to prayer, or Adhan, and replace it with WhatsApp messages, sparking anger and criticism from the country Muslim population. “I don’t find anything wrong with Muslims waking up at dawn and using the megaphone to call their people to come worship their god, …

Adhan Muted, As Rwanda Bans Mosque Loudspeakers

KIGALI – The Rwandan government has banned mosques from using loudspeakers during the adhan, or call to prayer, in the capital city Kigali. According to the government, the new procedures come as part of Rwanda efforts to reduce noise pollution. The effort to reduce noise pollution is part of a program of improvement called Kigali City 2040, whose …

Swedish Mosque Faces Fine Over Adhan

Växjö – A Swedish mosque is under heavy pressure, as neighbors have now reported to police, complaining against its airing Adhan, call to prayer, from its minarets. “We didn’t think we needed to apply for a new permit because we got one in 2014,” Imam Ismail Abu Helal told Swedish Radio, Sputnik News reported. The Muslim Foundation in the …

Swedish Church Supports Muslims’ Adhan

STOCKHOLM – A local Muslim community’s plea to the southern Swedish town of Vaxjö to allow them to broadcast the call to prayer, or adhan, found an unlikely supporter in the local church. “[I’m] looking forward to [hearing] the Muslim adhan,” said Bishop Fredrik Modeus, speaking on behalf of the church, Daily Sabah reported Wednesday. …

German Court Bans Adhan in Oer-Erkenschwick

OER-ERKENSCHWICK, NR-W – A court in the western German town of Oer-Erkenschwick, in North Rhine-Westphalia, has banned the Muslim call to prayer, or Adhan, after the complaint of a Christian couple who live about a kilometer away. “The call to prayer lasts for two minutes, just around 1 p.m., but only on Fridays,” Huseyin Turgut, …

Find Out Why UK Muslims Thanked This Far-Right Leader

LONDON – People are thanking Jayda Fransen, the deputy-leader of the far-right, anti-Muslim group, Britain First, after she shared a video of the adhan, or call to prayer, on her Facebook page. “This is East London,” Fransen wrote in the post apparently seeking to stir people up against the mosque, IlmFeed reported. After the video …

Five Daily Prayers

What are the Benefits of the Five Daily Prayers?

Short Answer:  For Muslims, praying is not a regulation. It is a gift. Prayer is not an escape from reality. It is an escape to reality. In prayer we can put all things in perspective and see what is really important in life. It reminds us that all things come from Allah and that it …

British Referee Stops Match for Adhan

A British referee has won huge praise from Muslim football fans after he stopped a Saudi Arabia cup match out of respect for the Adhan, the Muslim call to prayers.



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