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Fact-check: After 500 years, Azaan echoes in Spain

The coronavirus death toll in Spain is soaring past 2,000.

Fact-check: After 500 years, Azaan echoes in Spain
Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

Madrid: It has been almost five centuries, Spain have not heard the Islamic call to prayer with a human voice. 

Last Monday, however, video footage of a man reciting the Islamic call to prayer, the adhaan, has gone viral on social media.

In the video shared on YouTube, some Muslims can be seen giving the adhaan loud in the typical rhythmical manner through their windows.

According to reports, Islamic call to prayer was banned in Spain.

But, is viral video true?

After the video went viral, IlmFeed fact-checked it and found out that the Spain law permits the use of loudspeakers for the five-times-daily call to prayer and also with the human voice.

The video is from one specific area called Lavapies from the city in Madrid.

Since the outbreak of deadly COVID-19, the people becomes emotional and began sharing information which is sometimes misleading.

The coronavirus death toll in Spain is soaring past 2,000.

Muslims in Spain

With the establishment of the Andalusian Umayyad dynasty, Muslim stability came in Spain.

Spain is the only western European nation to be controlled by Muslims. 

Under the Umayyad dynasty, Spain was the richest part of Europe.

Muslim cities such as Grenada and Cordoba served as a major center for this scientific growth.

They were many scientific advances, especially in the fields of medicine and agronomy than their counterparts in Christian Europe.

A golden age

According to a BBC report, the Muslim period in Spain is often described as a ‘golden age’ of learning and is sometimes described as a ‘golden age’ of religious and ethnic tolerance.

Both Muslims and non-Muslims made major contributions to this flowering of culture.

One author wrote about Cordoba: “There were half a million inhabitants, living in 113,000 houses. There were 700 mosques and 300 public baths spread throughout the city and its twenty-one suburbs. The streets were paved and lit…There were bookshops and more than seventy libraries.”


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