The Issue of Chanting the Adhan in Languages Other than Arabic and Related Social Reactions against it in Turkey
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The adhan is one of the distinguishing characters of Islam. It is chanted five times a day in Muslim countries out of minarets. The adhan is simply supposed to inform people that it is time for prayer. In this work, it is examined whether the adhan, which is of great importance in Islam, could be chanted in a language other than its Arabic utterances and the Islamic legitimacy of it in the light of Islamic scholars of different Islamic sects. Also, the article probes into the issue of the adhan being chanted in Turkish, and the reactions of the Turkish people to it.
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