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.
At the first sitting of the Land Commission in Dublin the crier, perhaps by accident, declared "the court of the Land League to be open."
The leader of the prayers in a mosque is the pishnamaz, and the crier to prayers is the muazzin.
The crier continues his daily rounds, with his former chant, excepting on the Coptic New Years Day, when the cry of the Wefh is repeated, until the Salib, or Discovery of the Cross, the 26th or 27th of September, at which period, the river having attained its greatest height, he concludes his annual employment with another chant, and presents to each house some limes and other fruit, and dry lumps of Nile mud.
(3) For this is he, of whom it is seid bi Ysaie, the prophete, seyinge, A vois of a crier in desert, Make 3e redi the weies of the Lord; make 3e r13t the pathis of hym.
Waiting for professional business, he was content to act as court crier for two dollars and a half a day; but he soon gave indications of his talent, and his studious habits and attention to his cases rapidly brought him clients.
The real rise begins at Cairo about the summer solstice, or a few days later, and early in July a crier in each district of the city begins to go his daily rounds, announcing, in a quaint chant, the increase of water in the nilometer of the island of Roda.
and Elizabeth, but before 1580, when an ordinance was drawn up for the government of the borough, the corporation had considerably developed, including a high steward, recorder, mayor, 6 aldermen, 20 common councillors, a town clerk and a crier of the court; and the new charter granted by Charles II.
The Kajars were completely routed and thrown into confusion; but Aga Mahommed, with extraordinary presence of mind, remained in his tent, and at the first appearance of dawn his muezzin, or public crier, was ordered to call the faithful to morning prayer as usual.
After the Norman Conquest, the beadle seems to have diminished in importance, becoming merely the crier in the manor and forest courts, and sometimes executing processes.
Oh, of course, Ormskirk has a town crier, another part of Ormskirk's history.
` 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.
Like the general meeting it was announced by the town crier, and all who had business at it were invited to attend.
The features include a statue of ' Blind Joe ', Joseph Howarth, who held the job of town crier for 40 years.
Loudspeaker vans have been used, and in a few cases someone has acted as village crier.
She measures 18 inches and has a wind up knob that makes her head move side to side, and she also has a crier inside her soft, cloth body.
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