A post shared by Times chief football writer Henry Winter on Twitter showing England team training during the call to prayer, or adhan, has gone viral with many falling in love with the beautiful sound.
#ENG training in Doha amidst call to prayer. pic.twitter.com/2J3t5swT5q— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) November 16, 2022
The Adhan is the call to announce that it is time for a particular obligatory Salah (ritual prayer).
The post went viral with more than 7000 likes and 1000 retweets. Many of Winter’s followers shared fascination with the beautiful sound of adhan.
This is what football does… brings cultures & traditions together. Isn’t this what the World Cup should be about?
Thank you for sharing @henrywinter and your brother is a great, great man.
— Amir Malik (@AmirWMalik) November 17, 2022
Respect Henry. The Aazan is beautiful 😍
— Ibrahim Jallow (@ebrimaj01) November 16, 2022
I know it touched something in you, may God guide you to the right path Henry
— A (@ctrl55_) November 16, 2022
Lovely video Henry. A beautiful sound and very atmospheric.
— Richard Mayo (@RichardPMayo) November 16, 2022
What a beautiful sound
— Sam Kerr (@kerrdrogba) November 16, 2022
Interestingly, Henry Winter is the brother of Skeikh Abdal Hakim Murad, the dean of the Cambridge Muslim College.
Abdal Hakim, formerly Timothy John Winter, is an English academic, theologian and Islamic scholar who became Muslim in 1979.
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