Video Egypt: Call to Prayer

If you’ve never been to a Muslim country then you’ll never have heard the call to prayer that rings out from minarets up to five times a day. Devout Muslims supposedly drop whatever they’re doing and heed the call, but Ray and I saw no evidence of this in the bustling metropolises of Giza and Cairo — or even in downtown Luxor, where this particular video was taken.

I heard my first publicly broadcast calls to prayer in Kampala, Uganda back in 2005 and find them very soothing, akin to hearing church bells in the distance. I wish I had remembered to grab another Muslim souvenir, a photo of the arrow painted on the ceiling of our hotel room in Giza, pointing in the direction of Mecca.


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