Talk - Call to Prayer

According to the tenets of Islam, Muslims perform the salaah, or prayer ritual, five times per day. Throughout the streets of Turkey and other countries with Muslim populations, you can hear the trilling call, also known as ezan, of the muezzin, the man who calls the prayer, coming from the mosques. Murat Gurer, executive director of the Turkish American Society of Ohio will explain the tradition of the call to prayer, including its history, the melody and the requirements it entails each muezzin to perform.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Main Library Auditorium