Call to prayer broadcast for first time in London borough for lockdown Ramadan

May 7, 2020 by

by Jen Mills, Metro:

Mosques in an east London borough have broadcast the call to prayer publicly for the first time due to the lockdown during Ramadan.

Local authority Waltham Forest agreed that nine mosques could perform the Adhaan as mosques are closed and Muslims are unable to pray communally as they would usually at this time.

The call to prayer was first broadcast yesterday and will continue at sunset daily throughout the fasting month of Ramadan, as well as again for Friday Juma prayers.

Arfan Abrahim, who was part of the group asking the council to allow it, told ‘It happens in Whitechapel at the East London mosque and has been happening for many years, but in this side of London never, and in this borough specifically, never.

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