adhan

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a·dhan

 (ä-thän′)
n.
Variant of azan.
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adhan

(ˌaˈðaːn)
n
(Islam) Islam a call to prayer
[changed from Arabic adhān, literally: announcement]
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However, to my relief she was presently interrupted by the call to prayers. I will say this much for the nobility: that, tyrannical, murderous, rapacious, and morally rotten as they were, they were deeply and enthusiastically religious.
In essence, the call to listen is itself a call to prayer: "We are a people of prayer and discernment; come and listen for God's voice with us."
The strength of this book is its call to prayer rather than crusade.
The Israeli parliament Knesset postponed Wednesday a vote on a controversial bill that would ban mosques from using loudspeakers to announce the Islamic call to prayer. The bill, dubbed as the "muezzin bill," has been criticized by Muslims, Christians and Jews in the country.
Israel closed the mosque for three days earlier this month and banned the Muslim call to prayer.
As for some muezzins who use radios or mobile phones to call for prayer, rather than their own voices, he said the call to prayer is a ritual in Islam and every mosque has a salaried muezzin, and the ministry complies with regulations issued by fatwa organizations in the country regarding religious and legal matters, and does not allow for any violations of this.
According to reports, Feza Guzeloglu a lawyer in Lefka has been complaining for years over the sound that the three local mosques were making since the 1990s when making the call to prayer early in the morning.
We, like his fans, thought Neeson might be going Muslim, especially after admitting that the Islamic call to prayer "got into his spirit" while filming Taken 2 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Similar crimes have been committed by militants in various areas, the latest was in last February where a muezzin (a person who recites the call to prayer at a mosque)Ee was assassinated upon leaving his home in M'adamiyet al-Qalamoun in the countryside of Damascus.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Malaysian astronaut said he heard the sound of 'Muslem call to prayer' while he was in Space.
During the month of December, Israeli forces put a ban on the call to prayer 49 times in the The bans were executed on the grounds that the calls to prayer "disturb Jewish settlers." Zeid al Jbari, Director of Endowments I Hebron, denounced these arbitrary measures against sites of worship, describing them as an aggression against monotheistic religions and freedom of worship which is guaranteed by international legislations and laws.
He said the unified call to prayer was supposed to start on Wednesday to coincide with the onset of the holy month of Ramadan, but that it was postponed for a day because of technical problems.