4 de setembro de 2016

Muezzin



A muezzin (/muːˈɛzɪn/; Turkish: müezzin from Arabic: مؤذن‎‎, muʾaḏḏin IPA: [muʔaðːɪn]), is the person appointed at a mosque to lead, and recite, the call to prayer for every event of prayer and worship in the mosque. The muezzin's post is an important one, and the community depends on him for an accurate prayer schedule.

The professional muezzin is chosen for his good character, voice and skills to serve at the mosque. However, the muezzin is not considered a cleric, but in a position comparable to a Christian verger. When calling to prayer, the muezzin faces the qiblah, the direction of the Ka'bah in Mecca, while reciting the adhan.