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or a·zaan  (ä-zän′) or a·dhan (ä-thän′)
n. Islam
The Muslim summons to prayer, called by the muezzin from a minaret of a mosque five times a day.

[Arabic 'aḏān, from 'aḏḏana, to call to prayer, derived stem of 'aḏina, to listen, from 'uḏn, ear; see ʔḏn in Semitic roots.]


(Islam) Islam the call to prayer five times a day, usually by a muezzin from a minaret
[from Arabic adhān, from adhina to proclaim, invite; see muezzin]



(in Islamic countries) the call to prayer proclaimed five times a day by the muezzin.
[1850–55; < Arabic adhān invitation]
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Under the imposition of the said section, the wall chalking, pillion riding, provocative speeches, assembly of five or more persons at a public place for any nefarious purpose, display of weapons, use of loudspeakers except Azan and Muharram Mourning, distribution of objectionable materials, prohibition of installation of warning lights except the vehicles of security forces, prohibition of tinted glasses on the vehicles, aerial firing, sale of petroleum products in small containers, fire crackers and their sale thereof, standing on roof tops of buildings/houses in the surrounding of procession routes and imambargahs and staying of strangers in hotels/inns will be banned with immediate effect for a period of 60 days.
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