Muezzin facts for kids
He leads the call (adhan) to Friday service and the five daily prayers (also known as the salat) from one of the mosque's minarets. Blind people often got the position; this is so that they could not see the places where women gathered. Today, many mosques have electronic amplification, and the muezzin no longer needs to be on the minaret.
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Ottoman-era miniature depicting Bilal ibn Rabah (c. 580 - 640 CE), the first muezzin in the Islamic tradition.
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