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City Mosque will broadcast call to prayer every day throughout Games
THE Islamic call to prayer will be recited daily through loudspeakers at Scotland’s largest mosque during the Commonwealth Games. Representatives from Glasgow Central Mosque have been given the go-ahead by Glasgow City Council to broadcast the two-minute call – known as the adhan – every evening, with the Games coinciding with Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
The mosque in the Gorbals is just a short distance from the athletes’ village and a number of the 72 countries taking part in the Games are Muslim or have a significant Muslim population. An estimated 400 athletes and their supporters will be fasting during Ramadan.
Officials from the council’s environmental health department visited Scotland’s largest mosque last week to oversee a practice run, and ensure the prayer call does not exceed an agreed sound level.
The adhan will be broadcast once a day from July 10 to August 4 at approximately 10pm. Ramadan will begin on June 29, with its final days coinciding with the first week of the Games, which begin on July 23.
Nabeel Sheikh, general secretary of Glasgow Central Mosque, said it was aiming to cater for Muslims visiting the city for the Games.
He said: “The mosque is situated in the Gorbals, a stone’s throw away from the athletes’ village. We have had a number of inquiries in terms of what the mosque is doing for those athletes who practice their faith.