Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Periscope Global

News

US: ‘Historic’ Ramadan call to prayer echoes in Minnesota city

By Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath

From loudspeakers on the roof of a Minnesota Mosque, the Islamic call to prayer echoed for the first time ever throughout a Minneapolis neighbourhood late on Thursday as the Muslim community there prepared to begin the holy month of Ramadan.

It echoed again on Friday morning and will continue five times a day during the holy month.

The simple, short call – known as the adhan – marked an historical moment for Minneapolis and major cities across the United States, community members said.

While the adhan is commonly broadcast throughout the Middle East, North Africa and other places, for many Muslims in the US, it is only heard inside mosques or community centres.

“There’s definitely a lot of excitement,” said Imam Abdisalam Adam, who is on the board of the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque, from where the adhan will be broadcast.

“Some people see it as historic,” Adam told Al Jazeera. “To the point that they’re not doing it, able to see it in their lifetime.”

Recited by different representatives from mosques around the city, the call to prayer is expected to reach thousands in the Cedar-Riverside neighbourhood in Minneapolis, according to Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of Minnesota’s Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

While Hussein says the community had discussed broadcasting the call for years, it became even more pressing this year when the coronavirus pandemic forced mosques to shut their doors and residents to stay inside. The coronavirus has infected more than 870,000 people nationwide and killed at least 50,000.

“We wanted to touch those individuals who frequent this mosque and this community,” Hussein said. “If we cannot be physically together, at least this echo, this voice, this call to prayer can be an extension of us being together at this difficult time. To give some people some solace.”

Ramadan is traditionally a time when Muslims worldwide regularly attend mosques for daily prayers and break their fasts together. But this year, most have been told to pray at home and forgo community iftars in favour of staying safe from the COVID-19 crisis.

Adam, the imam, said while the Muslim community is experiencing loss this Ramadan, they hope the call to prayer broadcast will create a “semblance of normalcy”.

“With the loss of Friday prayers and the regular congregational prayers, we are hoping that this will give a sense of solace and connection to the spiritual needs of community members,” he added.

Al Jazeera

20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Pingback: check this link right here now

  2. Anoosteks

    May 20, 2021 at 1:03 am

    remedios que fazem o mesmo efeito do viagra [url=https://llviagra.com/ ]natural viagra in fruit[/url] precio del viagra en peru

  3. Lebnsteks

    May 20, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    pharmacy online cheap https://xlnpharmacy.com/ canada pharmaceuticals online generic

  4. RebfRophy

    May 23, 2021 at 3:51 am

    viagra vs cialis https://rcialisgl.com/ cialis sales

  5. LbsoRophy

    May 23, 2021 at 8:58 am

    cialis with dapoxetine (generic) https://ucialisdas.com/ cialis on line

  6. Anoosteks

    May 23, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    die beste wirkung von viagra [url=https://llviagra.com/ ]qual e o melhor cialis ou viagra[/url] best viagra or cialis

  7. BbshPami

    May 25, 2021 at 3:31 am

    viagra price http://loxviagra.com/ xanax and viagra

  8. Rophyloh

    May 26, 2021 at 12:13 am

    should i take cialis on an empty stomach [url=https://rcialisgl.com/ ]where to buy cialis[/url] cialis tadalafil 20mg price

  9. RophyVed

    May 26, 2021 at 6:01 am

    cialis purchase online [url=https://krocialis.com/ ]cialisblack[/url] where to buy cialis online for cheap

  10. steksAni

    May 27, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    prescription drugs discount programs [url=https://pharmacyken.com/ ]walmart pharmacy store 100[/url] top canadian pharmacy online

  11. steksDev

    May 28, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    trust pharmacy online [url=https://cjepharmacy.com/ ]buy prescription drugs from canada[/url] reputable online pharmacy no prescription

  12. steksHtf

    May 29, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    buy cialis professional [url=https://cialishav.com/ ]cialis duration of action[/url] cialis 20 mg price canada

  13. PamiSwa

    May 30, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    buy cialis in toronto [url=https://ckacialis.com/ ]cialis soft tabs overnight[/url] cialis 10mg canada

  14. steksGtv

    May 31, 2021 at 12:30 am

    insulin from canadian pharmacies [url=https://pharmacyhrn.com/ ]maple leaf pharmacy canada[/url] canadian pharmacy meds promo code

  15. Rophyloh

    May 31, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    cialis order online [url=https://rcialisgl.com/ ]pastilla cialis[/url] what to expect from cialis

  16. steksAni

    June 2, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    pharmacy prescription [url=https://pharmacyken.com/ ]pharmacy tech practice tests online[/url] the best canadian pharmacy online

  17. steksDev

    June 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    canadian pharmacy tadalafil [url=https://cjepharmacy.com/ ]street name for prescription drugs[/url] online pharmacy canadian

  18. steksHtf

    June 4, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    cialis 25mg canada [url=https://cialishav.com/ ]cialis generic best price[/url] 20 mg 30 pills cialis

  19. steksGtv

    June 5, 2021 at 5:09 am

    canadian pharmacies online reviews [url=https://pharmacyhrn.com/ ]rx plus pharmacy nyc[/url] canadian pharmacy zolpidem

  20. PamiSwa

    June 7, 2021 at 10:57 am

    cialis sample pack [url=https://ckacialis.com/ ]cialis cheep[/url] cialis supplier uk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

READ ALSO

News

The Periscope reporter The pioneer postgraduate peri operative students of the Federal Medical Centre FMC Yola have graduated with distinction. The Periscope has in...

News

Adamawa: Husband murders mother of six in Mubi, for rituals or lunacy? The Periscope crime scene reporter A polygamous husband Aliyu Hussaini has allegedly...

News

By Adamu Muhammad DodoU UN-POLAC Deputy Country President, (Northern Nigeria) An international nongovernmental organisation assigns me to share rams to the financially disadvantaged families...

Monarchy

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has granted approval for the Federal Medical Centre, Yola Adamawa state, Nigeria, to run School of Post...