Muslim call for prayer to sound at US university
DURHAM, North CarolinaThe Muslim call to prayer will sound from a bell tower at North Carolina’s Duke University every Friday, starting from Jan. 16, CNN has reported on its website.
The Duke Muslim Students Association will issue the call for the weekly service, it reported.
The call will last three minutes and will be only “moderately amplified,” the university has elaborated.
Duke, which was founded in the late 19th century with help from the Methodist Church, has said the decision “represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism that is at the heart of Duke’s mission.”
“It connects the university to national trends in religious accommodation,” CNN quoted Christy Lohr Sapp, the associate dean for religious life, as saying.