Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

New York City Allows Mosques to Broadcast Prayer Calls Freely

Wed 30 Aug 2023 | 02:35 PM
Rana Atef

On Tuesday, New York Mayor Eric Adams allowed the calling of the Muslim prayers to be freely rang in the city without any permission. 

Adams said that mosques will not need a special permit to publicly broadcast the Islamic call to prayer (adhan) on Fridays, and the sunsets (Al Maghreb) during the holy month of Ramadan.

Adams added that the police department’s community affairs will work with mosques to communicate the new guidelines.

He highlighted: “For too long, there has been a feeling that our communities were not allowed to amplify their calls to prayer,” adding: “Today, we are cutting red tape and saying clearly that mosques and houses of worship are free to amplify their call to prayer on Fridays and during Ramadan without a permit necessary.”