The Call to Prayer

Salaam,

I hope everyone is in the best of health and in the state of ever increasing iman. Tariq Ramadan has wriiten a book called In the Footsteps of the Prophet. It is a book of seerah and it has lessons from the life of the Prophet (saw) that we must learn and reflect over. He wrote a great passage about the Adhan and I want to share it here with you all.

” This same, never-changing call, based on affirmation of Gods greatness (Allahu Akbar), the profession of faith ( I bear witness that there is no God but God and that Muhammas (saw) is Gods messenger), and an invitation to prayer and success in this world and the next, has for almost fifteen centuries been resonating through Muslim towns and cities. In all its different intonations, rhythms, and voices, this call in its musicality expresses the union of faith and beauty, of spirituality and asthetics- just as the Prophet had wished it when he chose Bilal as a muezzin. It is a reminder of the One God who loves beauty, and who, five times a day, welcomes those who answer the beautiful call that invites them to meet the Most Beautiful (al-Jamil).

 

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