Fascinating Cultural Experience
Most Americans have never had the pleasure of experiencing the Islamic “Call to Prayer.” It is a call that goes out into neighborhoods, 5 times every day, calling faithful Muslims to prayer. While in Indonesia I was fascinated and intrigued with seeing and hearing this “Call to Prayer,” so I made it a point to visit a local mosque to learn more about Islam.

Mesjid Agung Al Falah: Beautifully constructed mosque in the capital of the Jambi Province.

Sign in front of Mesjid (mosque) Agung Al Falah

Kota Jambi (or “The City of Jambi”) is the capital of the Jambi Province. In this city you can find the elaborately decorated and constructed Mosque… Mesjid Agung Al Falah. I recommend every tourist make a visit to that Mosque while in the Jambi Province–you won’t be disappointed!

For clarification, in Indonesia, a Mosque is called a Mesjid, which is how it is pronounced in Arabic.

Front of the Mosque

Front of the Mesjid Agung Al Falah

The minbar, or the seat on which the imam (Islamic preacher) sits to deliver his sermons).

The minbar, or the seat on which the imam (Islamic preacher) sits to deliver his sermons.

A Man Praying in Mesjid Agung



Islamic Call to Prayer–With English Subtitles

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