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Islam the official of a mosque who calls the faithful to prayer five times a day from the minaret
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in Islam, the paid servant of a mosque who five times daily proclaims the call (azan) to prayer.

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