To the morning Azan are added the words, "Prayer is better than sleep!"
AZAN (Arabic for "announcement"), the call or summons to public prayers proclaimed by the Muezzin (crier) from the mosque twice daily in all Mahommedan countries.
The recital of the Azan must be listened to with the utmost reverence.
He is specially chosen for good character, and Azan must not be recited by any one unclean, by a drunkard, by the insane, or by a woman.
` I will show thee a better way,' replied the stranger; ` let a crier cry aloud" God is most great, &c."' On awaking, Abdallah went to Mahomet and told him his dream," and Azan was thereupon instituted.
In small mosques the Muezzin at Azan stands at the door or at the side of the building; in large ones he takes up his position in the minaret.