I heard the Call to Prayer Today

I live in between two mosques, but today was the first time I actually heard the adhaan or call to prayer as I sat lazily at the television watching the closing scenes of the children’s movie, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia.’ What I actually heard was:

Allah is of greater importance that what you are currently doing

Allah is of greater importance that what you are doing.

I testify that there is One God, who is Allah – the Mu’adhdhin cried in the first person and I too became conscious that I was testifying myself.

When he cried: Come to prayer, Come to Success, I felt that I was being invited to pray and by the time he recited the words : Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar again, I did not wait for him to say: There is no God, but Allah, for I was already engaged in the act of purification. I pray that I hear it this way tommorow.

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Malick Elias

The vision of 'Vivaislam' is to provide a space for Muslim and non-Muslim activists to air their voices on how best to organise and manage their world. The aim is to focus upon recommending solutions to issues of social injustices, freedoms and citizenship facing predominantly Muslim and non-Muslim societies, rather than offering descriptions of problems. It is our hope that these voices will reach the echelons of power and influence.