Minneapolis: Muslim Prayers Broadcasted By Speakers 5 Times Daily

Soon, Minneapolis will be the first city in the United States to broadcast Muslim prayers five times a day, year-round.

The Vote is In

Minneapolis has become the first major U.S. city to permit the Muslim call to prayer, or “adhan,” to be broadcast over speakers five times a day, year-round.

This announcement can be heard at all hours, following the city’s decision to allow it.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to amend the city’s noise ordinance, which had previously barred dawn and late evening calls during certain periods of the year due to noise regulations.

The vote was held during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Prayer Time

Prayers are said when light appears at dawn, at noon, at mid- to late afternoon, at sunset and when the night sky appears. In Minnesota, dawn arrives as early as before 5:30 a.m. in summer, while sunset at the solstice happens after 9 p.m.

“The Constitution doesn’t sleep at night,” said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, after the vote. He said the action in Minneapolis shows the world that a “nation founded on freedom of religion makes good on its promise.”

East African immigrants in Minneapolis are now flourishing, which started back to the 1990s, has resulted in the establishment of numerous mosques throughout the city.

About three out of the 13 members on the city council are Muslim.

Despite this, there was no significant community opposition to the recent decision to allow the Muslim call to prayer to be broadcast over speakers five times a day, year-round. The measure is anticipated to be signed into law by Mayor Jacob Frey next week.

City Allowed Broadcasts Last Year, But It Wasn’t The Same

The city allowed year-round broadcasts last year, but only between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. — typically excluding early morning prayer and sometimes night prayer.

At a recent public hearing, Christian and Jewish leaders expressed support for extending the hours for the adhan.

“Minneapolis has become a city for all religions,” said Imam Mohammed Dukuly of Masjid An-Nur mosque in Minneapolis, who was among several Muslim leaders who witnessed the vote.

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2 thoughts on “Minneapolis: Muslim Prayers Broadcasted By Speakers 5 Times Daily”
  1. Muslims must acknowledge that it’s all democrats that embrace transsexualism, homosexuality, mocking of God, sex changing of little children…. all of the things that go against the Muslim faith.

  2. Everybody has the right to worship their god, as long as it is done without bothering other folks. That’s the problem in this country. We respect their demands, but now their ‘ demands ‘ get shoved down our throats! Not just the Muslims, but the trans, the LGBTQ etc…. You give a hand, they want the arm! Sick of it!

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