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Sejarah Baru di Amerika, Bergema Panggilan Suara Ramadhan

BINTANGNEWS.com - Sumber Media Al-Jazeera.com berbahasa Inggris melaporkan," Di tengah Pandemi Coronavirus di Amerika Serikat (AS), baru terdengar gema suara pengeras di atap menara masjid Minnesota.


Seruan Islam untuk sholat menggema yang pertama kalinya di seluruh lingkungan Minneapolis pada Kamis malam ketika komunitas Muslim AS bersiap untuk memulai bulan suci Ramadhan.

Itu bergema lagi pada Jumat pagi dan akan berlanjut lima kali sehari selama bulan suci.

US: 'Historic' Ramadan call to prayer echoes in Minnesota city

The simple, short call - known as the adhan - marked an historical moment for Minneapolis and major cities across the United States, community members said. While the adhan is commonly broadcast throughout the Middle East, North Africa and other places, for many Muslims in the US, it is only heard inside mosques or community centres.

"Jelas ada banyak kegembiraan, "kata Imam Abdisalam Adam, yang ada di dewan masjid Dar al-Hijrah, dari mana adzan akan disiarkan.
"Beberapa orang melihatnya sebagai bersejarah," kata Adam kepada Al Jazeera. "Sampai-sampai mereka tidak melakukannya, dapat melihatnya dalam hidup mereka."

Dibacakan oleh perwakilan yang berbeda dari masjid-masjid di sekitar kota itu, panggilan untuk sholat,  diperkirakan akan mencapai ribuan di lingkungan Cedar-Riverside di Minneapolis, menurut Jaylani Hussein, direktur eksekutif Dewan Minnesota untuk Hubungan Amerika-Islam (CAIR).

While Hussein says the community had discussed broadcasting the call for years, it became even more pressing this year when the coronavirus pandemic forced mosques to shut their doors and residents to stay inside. The coronavirus has infected more than 870,000 people nationwide and killed at least 50,000.

"We wanted to touch those individuals who frequent this mosque and this community," Hussein said. "If we cannot be physically together, at least this echo, this voice, this call to prayer can be an extension of us being together at this difficult time. To give some people some solace."


Source: Al-Jazeera.com
Editing: T. Bintang