Grand Mosque’s ‘soothing, soulful’ adhan — a global Ramadan essential

Soothing and soulful vocals of muezzins have been calling the faithful towards prayer five times a day while echoing around Makkah’s Grand Mosque for centuries.
When speaking with the Arab News in an interview, Dr Mansour Al-Dajani — a researcher on Makkah’s history — said that the first adhan (call to prayer) at the Grand Mosque was delivered at the noon by Prophet Muhammad’s companion Bilal bin Rabah, who called the believers from the Holy Kaaba’s roof on the prophet’s order in year 630 (8 AH) — the day when Makkah was conquered.

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