Cambridge council allows mosque to broadcast call to prayer during Ramadan

Source: The Record

By Anam Latif

The Muslim call to prayer will be heard echoing from the Islamic Centre of Cambridge after council passed a temporary noise exemption bylaw at a special council meeting Thursday.

The temporary move will allow the mosque to broadcast the call to prayer, also known as adhan, through a loudspeaker twice a day during the month of Ramadan, which ends on May 24.

“Right now they can’t do their call to prayer within the mosque,” said Coun. Jan Liggett who brought forward the motion following a request from the local Muslim community. That is because Muslims, like other faith groups, are not congregating in places of worship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims and praying at a mosque is an important part of this month of fasting and reflection.

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