the Muslim summons to prayer: it is called five times a day by a muezzin
Origin of azan; from Arabic adh?n
or a·zaan or a·dhan
The Muslim summons to prayer, called by the muezzin from a minaret of a mosque five times a day.
Origin of azanArabic ’a&dlowmac;an, from ’a&dlowmac;&dlowmac;ana, to call to prayer, derived stem of ’a&dlowmac;ina, to listen, from ’u&dlowmac;n, ear; see ℵ&dlowmac;n in Semitic roots.
- (Islam) The call to prayer.