Friday Sermon

The clarity of the call to prayer on a Friday makes its week-day counterparts sound like amateurs. I don’t know if it is actually louder, or if it is just that there is less traffic to mute it.

Whilst passing a mosque somewhere in Hama, a speaker was broadcasting not the usual Allahu akbar of the call to prayer, but the sermon that was taking place inside.

His reading occasionally gave way to the singing of some passages; I don’t know if he was preaching directly from them Qur’an, or whether the imam was reading his own words.