from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Islam The Muslim summons to prayer, called by the muezzin from a minaret of a mosque five times a day.
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- n. The call to prayer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Mohammedan countries, the call to public prayers, proclaimed by the crier from the minaret of the mosque.
They have just released a statement which not only condemned the use of the Internal Security Act as unislamic, but also reaffirmed the position that Teresa Kok was never involved in the so-called "azan" issues in Kota Damansara and Kinrara mosques.
It sounds the "azan" call to prayer five times a day as well as the bang of the traditional bedug drum used at sunset to signal the end of the fast.
RPK was arrested for publishing inflammatory including those which insult Islam, while Teresa for allegedly criticizing the "azan" (call to prayer) in a mosque in Kinrara.
In the case of member of parliament Teresa Kok's detention, you were reported to have said in the press conference that "she started a very sensitive issue with the question of the 'azan' and it should be stopped".
More clarifications of the issue of "azan" in the recent controversy involving the arrest of Teresa Kok under the draconian Internal Security Act. The following is a statement by M Zulkarnain Hamzah, who is a Good Governance and Social Justice Committee Member of Jamaah Islah Malaysia (JIM) (which issued a statement against the use of ISA, blogged here):
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Professor MOHAMED EL SHAHAT EL GINDY (Islamic Law, Helwan University): This kind of confusion, this kind of crowded voices, I think is against the spirit of azan.
Mr. EHAB MOHAMMAD (Muezzin): (Singing) SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON: Five times a day over the past nine years, Ehab Mohammad has delivered the melodic azan, or call to prayer, from his neighborhood mosque in Cairo.
It says the new azan will be introduced district by district in Cairo when the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins next week.
Officials at the Ministry of Religious Endowments say after years of wrangling over the issue, theyve selected a handful of callers to take turns delivering the azan, starting next week.
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