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Muslim call to prayer recited for first time in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Muslim call to prayer recited for first time in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

While 7% of the more than 500 mosques around the country of the Netherlands have been able to recite the Friday adhan over loudspeakers over the past few years, this is the first time for the capital city of Amsterdam.

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The adhan, or the Muslim call to prayer, was recited on loudspeakers for the first time in history in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, on Friday according to mosque officials. The Blue Mosque, being the cultural and religious hub in Amsterdam for Muslims since the construction of it in 2008, saw an emotional gathering on Friday as many gathered to hear the adhan being recited outloud for the first time in the capital city.

Originally planned for the previous Friday, the mosque had to reschedule as their audio system was vandalized and cut by unidentified individuals. Despite this, the Blue Mosque was able to go through as planned on the following Friday, as many rightfully described the moment as a historic celebration.

While 7% of the more than 500 mosques around the country of the Netherlands have been able to recite the Friday adhan over loudspeakers over the past few years, this is the first time for the capital city of Amsterdam. The Constitution of the Netherlands allows all religions the right to call believers to worship, and while municipalities can limit the duration and volume of it, they cannot ban the religious calls for prayer.

Despite being marred by far-right movements and politicians, including the leader for the Party for Freedom Geert Wilders, who all attempt to foster divisive and hateful rhetoric, the Netherlands has long been a hub for multi-culturalism, diversity, and the mixing of religions and ideologies.

As the Blue Mosque and those who support multi-culturalism celebrate this historic moment, many hope that this small move will stand as an important reminder that the beauty of diversity lies in the strength in numbers and not the number of differences.

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While 7% of the more than 500 mosques around the country of the Netherlands have been able to recite the Friday adhan over loudspeakers over the past few years, this is the first time for the capital city of Amsterdam.

The adhan, or the Muslim call to prayer, was recited on loudspeakers for the first time in history in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, on Friday according to mosque officials. The Blue Mosque, being the cultural and religious hub in Amsterdam for Muslims since the construction of it in 2008, saw an emotional gathering on Friday as many gathered to hear the adhan being recited outloud for the first time in the capital city.

Originally planned for the previous Friday, the mosque had to reschedule as their audio system was vandalized and cut by unidentified individuals. Despite this, the Blue Mosque was able to go through as planned on the following Friday, as many rightfully described the moment as a historic celebration.

While 7% of the more than 500 mosques around the country of the Netherlands have been able to recite the Friday adhan over loudspeakers over the past few years, this is the first time for the capital city of Amsterdam. The Constitution of the Netherlands allows all religions the right to call believers to worship, and while municipalities can limit the duration and volume of it, they cannot ban the religious calls for prayer.

Despite being marred by far-right movements and politicians, including the leader for the Party for Freedom Geert Wilders, who all attempt to foster divisive and hateful rhetoric, the Netherlands has long been a hub for multi-culturalism, diversity, and the mixing of religions and ideologies.

As the Blue Mosque and those who support multi-culturalism celebrate this historic moment, many hope that this small move will stand as an important reminder that the beauty of diversity lies in the strength in numbers and not the number of differences.

Whilst you’re here…

The Muslim Vibe is a non-profit media platform aiming to inspire, inform and empower Muslims like you. Our goal is to provide a space for young Muslims to learn about their faith as well as news stories affecting them, so we can reclaim the Muslim narrative from the mainstream.

Your support will help us achieve this goal, and enable us to produce more original content. Your support can help us in the fight against Islamophobia, by building a powerful platform for young Muslims who can share their ideas, experiences and opinions for a better future.

Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe, from as little as £1 – it will only take a minute. Thank you and Jazakallah.

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