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Yunus Olawale

After many decades, Muslims in New York City in the United States of America have been deprived of making Al Adhan publicly at any time of obligatory prayers but recently, happiness roasted with rejoicing overwhelmed the Muslim Ummah in the City as permission has been granted to them to call to prayer publicly. This was known when the Mayor of the City: Mayor Eric Adams, announced this He said, “For too long, there has been a feeling that our communities were not allowed to amplify their calls to prayer, today, we are cutting red tape and saying clearly that mosques and houses of worship are free to amplify their call to prayer on Fridays and during Ramadan without a permit necessary.”

The Mayor also made it clear while he was addressing the Muslim leaders at the City Hall that Muslim communities in New York will be free to observe their Solat without panic. In his words, “Muslims will not live in the shadows of the American dream while I am the Mayor of the city of New York.”

The call to prayers is very prevalent and acknowledged in every Muslim country in the world but it is hardly heard in the United States. Al Adhan, however, would be called by following the guidelines and by the appropriate decibel level of 10 of the ambient sound. Muslims in New York City could now call to prayers on Fridays and at sunset during their fasting in the month of Ramadan.

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