adhan (call to prayer)

The call broadcast from the minaret of the mosque announcing the time of prayer:

God is greatest; God is greatest; I testify that there is no God but God; I testify that there is no God but God; I testify that Muhammad is the Prophet of God; I testify that Muhammad is the Prophet of God; Hurry to prayer; Hurry to prayer; Hurry to success; Hurry to success; God is greatest; God is greatest; I testify that there is no God but God.

Before the dawn prayer, the words "prayer is better than sleep" are added.

Adhan from the minaret of al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, ca. 1870. Bonfils. From the Middle East Photograph Archive at the University of Chicago Library (shown here by external link to http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/mideast/photo/342-93.jpeg).


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