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Islamic Glossary: Adhan



An Indonesian Muslim man calls the adhan before prayer.

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Definition: (noun) the Islamic call to prayer

To hear what the adhan sounds like, please visit one of the audio links below.

Pronunciation: Athan where "th" is as in the English word "the"

Alternate Spellings: azan, athan

Examples: When the adhan was called, the Muslims went to the masjed for prayer.

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