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Adhan 3

I’ve begun explaining about the adhan in January, and this time is the final entry.

I’ve already told you that there are five prayers a day, but there are six times you hear the adhan. Don’t you think it’s a little strange?

Actually, the first and second times are announced with 10 to 15 minutes in between, before the prayer at the beginning of the day. The first time of prayer is just after daybreak, so it is still dark. Therefore, the first adhan serves as an alarm clock, and the second one tells you the time of prayer.


It makes me smile when I imagine that it reflects the people’s thoughts that however prayers are important, it’s hard to wake up in the morning!

February 3, 2011 in Iraq |