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City Mosque will broadcast call to prayer every day throughout Games
by Imran Azam
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.
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