Riaumag.com —-Muslims living in Minneapolis, United States are now happy.
This is because the local city government has allowed the call to prayer or the call to prayer to be echoed.
It came after a Muslim member of the Minneapolis City Council successfully sponsored legislation to allow the call to prayer from nearly 40 mosques in the city.
Reported by Arab News, he claimed that the proposal could later be easily approved in many other cities across America.
Jamal Osman, who was elected to the city council in August 2020, told Arab News during The Ray Hanania Radio Show.
He noted that approval for the “call to prayer” in the form of the call to prayer is in Minneapolis law.
The law allows music, sound and spoken literature to be played by the public as long as they do not exceed a certain “decibel sound” limit.
After studying the law, Osman decided that if the azan level remained below the legal decibel sound limit, the call to prayer would be approved for broadcast from the city’s mosques between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day, and throughout the year.
“There are four prayers that are accepted, leaving the Fajr prayer. The mosque is here and the people are happy,” said Osman about the passing of the Adhan law on March 24.
“But some of the mosques here and their leaders realize that they want to respect non-believers and their neighbors,” he added.
Some of them actually decided not to call the call to prayer right away.
They embraced community engagement to welcome their neighbors and let them know that city policy made it possible to call the call to prayer from the roof of the mosque.
Osman said that Minneapolis allowed a mosque to broadcast the Adhan during Ramadan three years ago.