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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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Azans were called from the mosques and special prayers were offered.
Provider of Azerbaijan's air navigation service, AZANS, has honored Indra of Spain with a contract to install a new air traffic control center in the Azerbaijani capital Baku.
Farhan Guliyev, Head of Development for AZANS indicated that “The new system utilizes the infrastructure previously deployed by ERA thus ensuring a smooth deployment and certification process.
AZANS, Azerbaijan Air Navigation Services Department of "Azerbaijan Hava Yollari" CJSC, was established in 1996 and is the responsible body for ATC within the airspace of Azerbaijan Republic.
Sheikh Saeed bin Ali, imam of Zaina Al-Hasaniya Mosque in Khamis Mushayt, said some people want to hear the azans and the prayers at a high pitch, especially when imams have beautiful voices.
It is also meant to avoid the slight lag between one mosque and another, where azans are seconds and sometimes minutes apart.
The Minister of Religious Endowments, Mahmoud Hamdy Zaqzouq announced on July 4 that the ministry will "unify the azan [Islamic call for prayer]" in Cairo, starting the beginning of Ramadan.
Azerbaijani air navigation service provider AZANS has granted a contract to Indra for the installation of new air traffic control (ATC) centre in the nation s capital Baku.
The Azerbaijan's air navigation service provider, AZANS, has awarded Indra the installation of the new air traffic control centre in Baku, the nation's capital.
Air navigation service provider AZANS of Azerbaijan stated that it seeked transformation of Baku s airport into a regional hub and even wanted to raise its passenger volume capacity for promoting the city s tourism industry.
ISTANBUL, Sep 25, 2010 (TUR) -- Azan -- or call to prayer -- and the several ways they are recited in Istanbul have been made the subject matter of a book recently published as part of the promotion events under the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture project.
According to Abdel Gelil, the muezzin will chant the azan live, five times a day, from a studio in Greater Cairo Radio.