Mar 23, 2011
I know the 5 pilars of Islam and I know that 5 times to pray daily is one of the pilars. I heard the first call to prayer this morning, sometime between 4 and 5 a.m. I am in my hotel now, working on my computer with the very slow connection and I heard a call to prayer. About 1/2 hour later, at a little bit before 3 p.m., I heard another call to prayer from a different sounding muzzein (I think that's the right term). My knowledge of Islam is limited but I thought that the times for calls to prayer were pretty universal throughout a country and maybe even throughout the Muslim world. So how is it that there were two calls only about 1/2 hour apart? Possibly one of them wasn't a call to prayer but was something else, an announcement or pronouncement? As it is all in Arabic, I haven't a clue of every figuring out what the two calls were but if someone knows for sure about the timing, I'd sure like to know. Can't look it up here, computer is tooooo slow.