Istanbul :: Call To Adhan


The call to prayer, also known as Adhan, can be heard throughout the streets of Istanbul.  It's a sound that I find fascinating and irresistible; it just makes me want to stay in this city for more than my allotted time here. Yes, there are so many things about Turkey that captivate people like myself who have traveled extensively around the world: its architecture is awe-inspiring at every turn you take - from ancient Roman ruins found on side roads near Ephesus or Urfa (Edessa) all the way back up north into Ankara where Ottoman palaces still stand tall beside modern skyscrapers with not one but two mosques across town! Yet nothing has ever moved me quite like hearing those five short daily prayers.


It is the universal call for prayer. Muslims all over the world, every day to come together and offer their worship as one ummah (community).


The Adhan is a Muslim Call To Prayer that should be followed by five daily prayers each lasting about 20-30 minutes long in Arabic.