Thursday, January 2, 2014

Jeddah's Oldest Minaret

Whether or not this is Jeddah's oldest mosque minaret, I am not sure, but I was told that it was on a recent tour I took down in Al Balad, the old historic part of Jeddah.  The minarets are equipped with loudspeakers which carry the melodic voices of the muezzin, who sings the calls to prayer (called adhan) five times every day. 

For those of you who are interested in hearing the call to prayer, below is a beautiful example of a Filipino man singing the call to prayer in the style of Sheikh Mohammed Mulla, the famous muezzin of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. 



Mohammad Shamma said...

Its been years since I followed u in twitter.
Ur love to jed is strong I can feel it.
I love Jeddah too.
I really enjoy your blogs and tweets.

Regards from ur palastinian friend who lives in Jeddah.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Mohammad - And thank you. Best wishes and Happy New Year!

Judy said...

Thank you for including the video. Quite beautiful.

Susie of Arabia said...

Thanks, Judy - glad you liked it.