THE SOUND OF AZAAN
The Sound of Azaan Constantly Echoes Around the Globe.
Let us begin with Indonesia right on the eastern side of the earth's central
land mass. Indonesia consists of numerous small islands, the principle ones
amongst them being Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Saibil, all of which are well
known. It is the largest country in the world, with 180 million inhabitants.
The number of non-Muslims here is negligible. As soon as dawn breaks on the
eastern side of Saibil, at approximately 5:30 am local time, Fajar Adhan
begins. Thousands of Muazzins in eastern Indonesia commence proclaiming the
Tawheed (oneness) of the Almighty, Omnipotent and Omniscient Allah and
Risaalat (Universal Apostleship) of the Prophet Muhammad . The process then
continues and advances towards the Western Islands of Indonesia. The time
difference between the eastern and western islands of Indonesia is one and a
half hours. So one and a half hours after the Adhan has been completed in
Saibil, it echoes in Jakarta on Java island. Sumatra then follows suit.
Before this auspicious process of calling Adhan ends in Indonesia, it has
already begun in Malaysia. Burma is next in line, and within an hour of its
commencement in Jakarta, it reaches Dacca, the capital city of Bangladesh.
No sooner the calling of Adhan ends in Bangladesh, it has already prevailed
in western India, from Calcutta to Srinagar. It then advances towards Bombay
and the environment of entire India resounds with this august proclamation.
Srinagar and Sialkot (a city in north Pakistan) have the same timing for
Adhan. The time difference between Sialkot, Kota, Karachi and Gowadar (a
city in Baluchistan, a province of Pakistan) is forty minutes, and within
this time, Fajar Adhan is heard throughout Pakistan. Before it ends there,
however, it has already begun in Afghanistan and Muscat.
The time difference between Muscat and Baghdad is one hour. Adhan resounds
during this one hour In the environments of Hijaaz-e-Muqaddas (Holy cities
of Makkah and Madinah), Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iraq.