We Four in Egypt

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Early morning sounds

I’m up way too early today (though at least it’s actually early morning rather than really late last night), so early I heard the 4:50 am call to prayer. There’s a mosque just around the corner from us, but usually the call is just one of many city sounds.

But it’s otherwise pretty quiet here at 5am (as I learned this morning). So I heard the call not just from the mosque next door, but also from several mosques throughout the neighborhood. Even though it was one voice, chanting the same lines, the sounds weren’t synchronous. It sounded like an orchestra warming up. It was quite lovely.

If you are interested, Wikipedia’s entry on the call, the Adhan, links to a few websites where you can hear the call online.


18 November 2007 - Posted by | our life in egypt

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