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To lead Ramadan prayers, mosques seek special voices

Somehow, hearing holy words sung or chanted is always a beautiful experience for me.

In the first 52 weeks of my project, one of the things that I really enjoyed when I visited mosques was listening the call to prayer. Somehow the singing and chanting of the words of worship impacted me every time. This also happened when I visited synagogues where the Torah was being sung, when I experienced chanting by Hare Krishna monks or in a Buddhist temple, and when I heard the beautiful voices of all of the members of the Amish Mennonite congregation in Shipshewanna, Indiana.

Thus, this article about those who sing the prayers for Ramadan was intriguing to me.

Ramadan, the greatest religious observance in Islam, is an annual month of fasting that is starting, and will take place over the next month.













Read the rest of the article at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/to-lead-ramadan-prayers-mosques-seek-special-voices/2011/07/29/gIQAVNxvjI_story.html


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