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- n. the Muslim official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day
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The person who gives the adhan is called a muadhdhin.
The Sunnah (practice of the Prophet) recommends that while the adhan is being called, one should listen attentively and repeat it silently after the muadhdhin, but when he says “Hayya ‘ala-s-Salah” and “Hayya ‘ala-l-falah” one should say: