Muslim Call To Prayer Chant Changes To Stay Away Plea


Mosques in Arabic countries have been changing the traditional Muslim “come to prayer” call with a different chant telling the faithful to “pray where you are” amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

The move comes following the decision in countries like Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates which are both using the new chant to halt all public prayer gatherings in a bid to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Both countries are among those which have cancelled communal prayers amid fears such large gatherings could aid the spread of Covid-19.


Mosques worldwide normally hold five congregational or group prayers a day – at dawn, midday, afternoon, sunset and night.

The time for each prayer is announced by the adhan who makes the call to prayer over loudspeakers from minarets at mosques.

In Dubai, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, has posted on social media: “As a commitment by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai to the national and social responsibility, it has been decided to suspend the congregational prayer in all mosques in Dubai, starting from today based on the latest updates, asking people to pray in their houses, and ask Allah to help us overcome this epidemic.”


The coronavirus pandemic has pushed countries around the world to take stringent measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus and protect citizens.

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