Azan Never Stops
Subhanallah! Glory be to Allah. The one and only God, creator and sustainer of the universe. Everyday Muslims in Malaysia and other places in the world will hear the azan or prayer calling at every prayer time.
Do you know that behind the prayer calling by muazzin in surau, musolla and mosque there is one big significance? Based on a research by several Islamic scholars in Indonesia, azan which started during Rasulullah (peace be upon him) period never ends every night and day on this earth untill the Day od Judgement (Kiamat). Do you realise this fact?
Let us analyse deeply this fact and unique phenomenon which proof Islam’s greatness. You should have a world map with you to explore azan’s movement around the world.
First of all, please refer to the world map and find Indonesia’s location. we will find Indonesia’s location on the east part of the earth. The Indonesians archipelago comprise of the islands of Java, Sumatera, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. When its dawn at east of Sulawesi at about 5.30 am local time, the Subuh azan will be called by thousands of muazzin there. Such process will continue from one location to another till it reaches the west part of Indonesia.
within one and a half hour, the azan continuity will cover the whole Sulawesi. The calling will then continue to Jakarta and Sumatera before it ends in Indonesia. After that the azan will be continued by the muazzin in Malaysia. From Malaysia it moves to Myanmar and the time diference is one hour after it started in Jakarta. From there, the azan moves to Dakka, the capital of Bangladesh.
After the azan crossed Bangladesh, it will spread to the west part of India. From Calcutta to Bombay and the prayer calling will be heard all over India calling the Muslims to worship Allah.
The azan move further to Sialkot, Pakistan. Srinagar district in India share the same prayer time with Sialkot which located in northern Pakistan. The time difference between Sialot, Quetta and Karachi is 40 minutes and within that period the Subah azan will be heard throughout Pakistan. Before the azan ends in Pakistan, the azan will be continud in Afghanistqan and Muscat. The time difference in Muscat and Baghdad is just one hour.
The azan will continue in Hijaaz Al-Muqaddas, in which the holy city for Muslims Makkah and Madinah the birthplace of azan are situated. And the azan will continue its journey to Yemen, Emriyah Arab Bersatu (UAE), Kuwait and Iraq. The time difference between Baghdad and Egypt is also one hour.
Later, the azan continues to Syria, Somalia and Sudan. The time difference between western and eastern part of Turkey is one and a half hour. While the time difference between Egypt and Tripolo the capital of Libya is also an hour. Within that time the journey of the azan which started in Indonesia has not stopped. The azan continuesly travel round the globe. From Asia, the azan continues to the African continent.
Now the azan is heard throughout Africa. The azan which started by Bilal bin Rabah from Indonesia to West Asia, Africa and Atlantic Ocean took nine and a half hour.
Before the subuh azan reaches Atlantic, the zohor azan started in the east part of Indonesia. Before the zohor azan reaches Dakha, the asar azan started by the muazzin in Indonesia.
When the asar azan heard in Jakarta, within 90 minutes the maghrib azan starts in Sulawesi. This is how it cycles. When the muazzin in Indonesia call for subuh prayer, the muazzin in Africa call for Isyak prayer.
When we look at the phenomenon of the azan continous journey round the globe we can conclude that there is not moment in this world in which azan is not heard on earth.
In fact when this article is written, I can imagine that the muazzin around the world is calling for prayer one after another calling for Muslims to visit the holy mosque without fail.
The azan cycles will be heard and will never stop until the Day of Judgement, insya Allah. With the miracle of azan’s journey we should be aware of the importance of five times prayer for Muslims all around the world. Let us all worship Allah, the creator of the entire universe.
Such calling continues 24 hour a day, seven days a week, four weeks a month, 12 months a year untill the time comes. Wallahua’alam.