Germany’s largest mosque set to broadcast Azaan over loudspeakers on Friday

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Germany’s largest mosque set to broadcast Azaan over loudspeakers on Friday

BERLIN – Germany's largest mosque, the Cologne Central, is set to broadcast the Azaan over loudspeakers on Friday afternoons, following an accord between the city of Cologne and the Muslim community to ease restrictions.

Reports in international media cited that all 35 mosques in the western German metropolis will broadcast the call between noon and 3 pm under a two-year initiative.

The Cologne Central Mosque was opened three years back after becoming a flashpoint for the anti-Muslim sentiment from far-right parties.

Cologne Mayor also shared the development on Twitter. “Permitting the muezzin call is for me a sign of respect and it shows that diversity is appreciated and lived in Cologne”, Henriette Reker said.