Adzan: A Muslim prayer in Indonesia

Indonesia is the World’s most populous Muslim country. Everyday at sunset (Jakarta time), a Muslim prayer called Adzan, is broadcast across the nation on TV. Ika explained that Adzan is a call to prayer for Muslims. Entirely in Arabic, Adzan features a stern male voice, singing and then reciting. Some of the words say that God is great and call people to pray.

During the 2 minute long prayer, images are rotated on the screen from all over Indonesia. These include the sun setting over rice fields, fishing boats at the coast, people in cities. Its supposed to say that wherever you are in Indonesia, this prayer is for you. Ika and her relatives say they like to hear it.

Here is part of Adzan, you’ll have to turn up your speaker volume to get the real feeling.