Mosques to unify call to prayer in Jordan Valley


Published: 2018-11-06 14:18

Last Updated: 2018-11-06 15:12

The project is set to be implemented next month. (Prayer In Islam)
The project is set to be implemented next month. (Prayer In Islam)

Despite having two or three mosques within walking distance from one other in cities, towns and villages across Jordan, the call to prayer (Adhan) begins at different times in each place of worship.

This can confuse some worshippers and disturb others, which is why the Ministry of Awqaf Islamic Affairs and Holy Places is implementing a new project, whereby it will unify the call to prayer in the Jordan Valley area, at a cost of JD 100,000, Petra news agency reported.

According to Head of the ministry, Abdelqader al-Omari, the project is set to be implemented next month.

Omari noted that unifying the call to prayer will achieve a higher accuracy, while the ministry will provide all mosques with high-tech sound systems and speakers.

Loudspeakers were introduced in mosques in the 1930s, which many mosques use to announce the Adhan five times a day, and also keep them on while reading from the Quran or delivering the Friday sermon.

It can get confusing when the Friday sermon is heard from different mosques at the same time, as it makes it difficult to understand what each Imam is preaching.

It might be a good idea for the ministry to ask mosques to take turns in turning on their speakers on Friday, as well as implementing the unifying Adhan project in other parts of the country as well.