filipino gives call to prayer

A Filipino Muslim has taken the Saudi capital by storm after a video of his call to worship was shared on social media networks earlier this week.

The Imam of Hamza bin Muttalib mosque in Al-Uraija district, west of Riyadh allowed the Filipino to call for prayers.

Local newspapers reported that worshippers from the neighborhood flocked to the mosque in large numbers after hearing the Adhan. The beautiful rendering of the Adhan sounded very similar to the one recited by Sheikh Mohammed Mulla, the famous muezzin of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The worhsippers were even more surprised to see that the owner of the melodious voice was a Filipino.

The imam of the mosque invited journalists to listen to the Muslim expat’s amazing call to worship. The video of the Filipino man’s Adhan was uploaded on YouTube on 20Dec, and has already got over 140,000 hits.