muezzin muezzin

Definition(s):

  • (n) the Muslim official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day

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Usage(s):

  1. This is when the setting sun tints Badshahi's minarets a deep rose, just as the muezzin starts the call to prayer.
  2. The muezzin still calls the faithful to prayer, but in place of flowing robes, he wears a Western business suit.
  3. Helicopters attacked a madrassa near the town of Khar just before dawn, drowning out the muezzin's call to prayer with a barrage of bullets and missiles.

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Quotes

  1. "I don't want to meet burqas and chadors on German streets nor do I want to hear the call of the muezzin from towering minarets," Giordano, 84, wrote in a commentary for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.
    on Jul 4, 2007 By: Giordano Bruno Source: Monterey County Herald

  2. Al-Banna wrote in 1934 that "it is a duty incumbent on every Muslim to struggle towards the aim of making every people Muslim and the whole world Islamic, so that the banner of Islam can flutter over the earth and the call of the Muezzin can resound...
    on Jan 12, 2005 By: Hassan al-Banna Source: FrontPage magazine.com

  3. In his book "America Alone," author Mark Steyn writes, "Someday soon, you might wake up to the call to prayer from a muezzin. Europeans already are."
    on Jun 6, 2007 By: Mark Steyn Source: Amarillo.com (registration)

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