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Call To Prayer
"The call to prayer is said five times a day, 365 days a year to summon the Muslim faithful to fulfill the second pillar of Islam- prayer. Almost a quarter of the world's population respond to this call. See how much you know about this Islamic tradition."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Most Muslims refer to the call to prayer by its Arabic name. What is the Arabic word for the Call to Prayer?
This person climbs up a mosque's minaret to give out the call to prayer. What is the name given to this person?
In the Sunni sect of Islam, "Al-salātu khayru min an-naūm" is added in the call for morning prayers. What does this mean?
A new day has come
Prayer is better than sleep
Make haste, make haste to pray
Wake up and pray
According to Sunni schools of thought, it was this man who came up with the words for the Call to Prayer. He said it came to him in a dream. Who was this man?
Abd Allah ibn Zaid
Muhammad (peace be upon him)
Who was the first person to deliver the call to prayer to the people?
Abd Allah ibn Zaid
Bilal ibn Ribah
This second call is given right before the prayer actually begins. What is this called?
All of the lines of the call to prayer are recited two times except for the opening one. How many times is the opening line recited?
None of the line is recited to symbolize Muhammad's (pbuh) death; it is instead sung in the heart of the caller
Speaking of the opening line of the Call to Prayer, what is it?
Ash-hadu an lā ilāha illallāh (I bear witness that there is no god but God)
Ash-hadu anna Muhammadur rasūlullāh (I bear witness that there Muhammad is a messenger of God)
Hayya 'alas-salāt (Come and pray)
Allāhu Akbar (God is most great)
Which direction does the caller face to deliver the call to prayer?
The nearest mountain as it provides a better echo and makes the call louder
The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, where Muhammad (pbuh) is said to have ascended to heaven
Medina, where the first call was given
Mecca, the direction where Muslims pray
How many people are required to be nearby for the call to prayer to be recited (though less is fine, but this number is recommended)?
Two persons or more
Fifty persons or more
Ten persons or more
Ninety-nine persons or more
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Compiled Jun 28 12