بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
5 times a day, every single day, you will hear the athan أَذَان or call to prayer from nearly every direction.
Muslims perform obligatory prayers 5 times each day.
For example, today’s prayer times were:
فجر Fajr: 5:11 AM
ظهر Dhuhr: 12:08 PM
عصرAsr: 3:21 PM
مغرب Maghrib: 5:45 PM
عشاء Isha: 7:15 PM
At each of these times you will hear the following words echoing beautifully from each mosque.
الله أكبر,الله أكبر
God is greatest, God is greatest (x2)
أشهد أن لا اله إلا الله
I bear witness that there is no deity but God. (x2)
أشهد أن محمدا رسول الله
I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God. (x2)
حي على الصلاة
Hasten to worship (x2)
حي على الفلاح
Hasten to success (x2)
God is greatest (x2)
لا إله إلا الله
There is no deity but God.
(At the morning prayer you will hear an extra line that says prayer is better than sleep)
If you have never heard the Islamic call to prayer take a minute to listen:
The athan is not only a call prayer, but also a beautiful reminder of God.
I love hearing the athan here.
It is a blessing.