muezzin : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • This is when the setting sun tints Badshahi's minarets a deep rose, just as the muezzin starts the call to prayer.
  • FAITHFUL and unfailing as the muezzin's call from the minaret, that heady cry goes out nightly from a radio station in Cairo to the Arab lands.
  • As the sun sets in Kabul and the wail of the muezzin issuing from loudspeakers mounted on minarets calls the faithful to evening prayer, the fryer at KFC is being fired up for the .

  • Giordano Bruno in Monterey County Herald
    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.
  • Hassan al-Banna in FrontPage
    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...
  • Mark Steyn in (registration)
    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."

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