The University of Miami’s Hurricane Online (thanks to Twostellas) reports that the Islamic call to prayer sounded last Friday from the university’s bell tower.
At 12:50 p.m. last Friday, the Richter Library bell tower sounded, but passers-by heard something different than the normal hourly chime. Students and faculty squinted up at the tower, their interest piqued by the sound of a man chanting Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer.
The Islamic Society of UM [ISUM] came up with the idea to play Adhan on Friday afternoons this March as part of Islam Awareness Month.
According to Sahar Ullah, president of ISUM, the goal of Islam Awareness Month is primarily to promote awareness about Islam on campus.
Is the University of Miami a public university? Do they broadcast Christian or Jewish prayers from the prayer tower — uh, that is, bell tower? Just wondering.