I love to hear the five daily calls to prayer – our mosque over the road has a particularly melodic Muadhan and this is what he is reciting. The pauses between each line are particularly important, and the morning prayer has an added line “prayer is better than sleep”. The following comes from About.com.
Allahu Akbar God is Great (said four times)
Ashhadu an la ilaha illa Allah I bear witness that there is no god except the One God. (said two times)
Ashadu anna Muhammadan Rasool Allah I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God. (said two times)
Hayya ‘ala-s-Salah Hurry to the prayer (Rise up for prayer) (said two times)
Today’s mosque can be found on Delma Island and is unusual in having a pyramidical “dome”
Wishing all our Muslim friends “Ramadan Kareem”. May this Holy Month be a blessed one for you and your families.
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