Friday, January 16, 2015

Duke University Chapel Begins Weekly Muslim Call To Prayer

By Cavan Sieczkowski
Duek University Chapel
NORTH CAROLINA---Duke University has backtracked on allowing the Muslim call to prayer to emanate on Friday afternoons from the Duke Chapel bell tower. The Muslim call to prayer will now be heard weekly across the Duke University campus in North Carolina. The chant, known as “adhan,” will resound from the Duke Chapel bell tower every Friday beginning Jan. 16, echoed by members of the Muslim Students Association, the university announced via Duke Today. The chant will sound for three minutes at a "moderately amplified" level to announce the Jummah prayer service, held Friday afternoons in the chapel basement. [link]