…only this video was taken in Michigan. No, this isn’t one of those “America is becoming a Muslim country!” scare posts. It’s just to give you an idea of what the Islamic call to prayer sounds like.
I was eating lunch in my car in Hamtramck, Michigan (pretty glamorous life I lead) when I heard the sound from the loudspeakers of a nearby Mosque. I reached for a mini video camera and walked over to see (and hear) the call to prayer. Muslims are required to pray five times a day and this was the afternoon signal for nearby Muslims to come to the mosque and pray.
If you want to learn more about Islam and learn a handy technique for talking to Muslims, I recommend The Ambassador’s Guide to Islam. It’s a short book I wrote (no, I don’t make any money of the sale) and you can download a PDF version of the whole book for less than the cost of a caramel macchiato at Starbucks. In fact, you can probably buy the book and drink a caramel macchiato for about $5. Stimulate your body and your mind.