Michigan man to recite Muslim call to prayer in 50 states

Holding his hands over his ears, Jameel Syed stood in front of the congregation at a Farmington Hills mosque, calling the faithful to prayer.

“God is the greatest,” the Auburn Hills man recited in a melodious voice in Arabic that extended the vowels. “There is no god but God … Come to prayer.”

The scene inside the Tawheed Center mosque on Thursday night is similar to what happens five times a day at mosques around the world, a resonant voice that cries out to remind believers that it’s time to worship God. Called the “adhan,” the Muslim call to prayer is one of the more familiar parts of Islamic life, and one that Syed, 40, has become known for in metro Detroit. He’s been the main muezzin – the name for the man who gives the call to prayer – at three big mosques in Michigan, currently at the Islamic Association of Greater Detroit in Rochester Hills.

And now, Syed is aiming to become the first person to perform the adhan in all 50 U.S. states, using his voice across America to help educate the public about Islam, praise its prophet, and also honor the memory of his father. He kicked off his spiritual journey Thursday at the Tawheed Center and performed his first call to prayer on Friday in Indiana at the national headquarters of the Islamic Society of North America, one of the biggest Muslim groups in the U.S…

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    57 states?

    • simus1

      Now. Now.
      We all know what Emperor Barry meant to say was “57 states, in all.” not “in all 57 states.”
      English can be tricky to use as a later learned second language if all you heard at home while growing up was Marxish.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Hence, uh, the, uh teleprompter?

  • Martin B

    “There is one objective above and beyond anything else, and that is to basically praise my own hero in life, and that is Prophet Mohammed”

    Today, he’s a married father of two, a 13-year-old boy who has already memorized half of the Quran, and a four-year-old girl…

    Planning to emulate your pedophile prophet by getting your daughter married off before puberty, Jameel?

  • eMan14

    He needs some financial help… what’s that crowd funding thing? GoFU?

  • Paulla

    Doesn’t this guy need to go to work like the rest of us? Who’s paying for his trip?
    If he comes to my town I’ll report him to the Code Enforcer for violating the Anti-Noise Ordinance. I doubt he’ll be making any converts here.

    • Rosenmops

      Probably getting paid by Soddy Barbaria to spread the death cult in America.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It’s never any question that after praying five times a day that they have time to attend a protest.
      I surmise that they are perpetually unemployed and have to be directed at Jews or America so they are convinced they are the source of all their problems.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    I do hope he plans on driving from state to state.

    Not just because Muslims ruin air travel for the rest of us, but, because more people die in automobile accidents than plane crashes.

  • I feel offended

  • Allan

    Islam. No matter how pretty you decorate the turd, it is still a turd.