May 29, 2024
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Muslim Call to Prayer in NYC Permit Free Broadcasting Now Allowed

Muslim Call to Prayer in NYC: Permit-Free Broadcasting Now Allowed

The NYC mayor has stated it is now a matter of law that, mosques won’t require a specific permission to broadcast prayer’s Islamic prayer call or adhan

The Muslim prayer call is expected to ring out more easily throughout New York City under guidelines set out in the presence of Mayor Eric Adams, which he declared should promote a sense of inclusion.

According to the new regulations, Adams said, mosques don’t require a specific permission to broadcast the Islamic prayer call, or adhan, on Fridays as well as at sunset throughout the holy month Ramadan. Friday is a traditional Islamic holy day of worship, which is when Muslims break their fasts at sunset in Ramadan.

The department’s community affairs bureau will collaborate with mosques to inform them of the new guidelines, and to ensure that the devices used to broadcast the adhan are tuned to the appropriate decibels, Adams said.

“For the longest time there was the perception that our communities weren’t permitted to increase prayers,” Adams said. “Today we’re breaking down red tape and declaring explicitly that mosques as well as places of worship can increase their prayer calls at times on Fridays, and even during Ramadan without the need for a permit.”

The group was greeted by Muslim leaders at an City Hall news conference, Adams spoke of how Muslim people in New York “will not remain within the shadows of an American dream when I am Mayor in New York.”

Adhan is a common sound in Muslim countries, however it is not heard as often when it comes to America. United States.

Officials from Minneapolis were in the news last year when they allowed religious institutions to show the adhan on a public basis.

The adhan states that God is supreme and declares Muhammad as the prophet. Muhammad as the messenger of God. It enjoins all men ladies are not requiredto visit the nearest mosque at least five times per day for prayers and is among the five Pillars of Islam.

Somaia Ferozi, the principal at The Ideal Islamic School in Queens said the city’s new rules convey a positive message for her pupils.

“Our children are brought back to their identity as they experience the words adhan,” said Ferozi, who was present at Adams the news conference. “Having the sound of that echo within the New York City neighborhood will let them feel like they are part of a community that values their uniqueness.”

Adams Adams, is a Democrat is in close contact with leaders of various faith traditions. He has also pushed the importance faith in society.

He has occasionally enraged civil libertarians with his assertion that he does not believe in the separation between state and church.

“State is the body. Church is the heart.” Adams said at an interfaith breakfast earlier in the year. “You remove the heart of your body, and the body is dead.”

The mayor’s spokesperson claimed at the time Adams simply stated that faith was the sole reason behind his actions.


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