…What’s so controversial about this project, though? On April 3rd, 2015, Jameel set out to become the first Muaddhin in the history of the United States to recite the Muslim call to prayer in all fifty states. Muaddhin is one who recites the Adhan before every prayer, so his plan is to make the call to prayer at one mosque in each of the fifty states. This trip isn’t just any ordinary tour — to Jameel, it is a culmination of a personal mission to make the call to prayer and the words of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, go viral.
“American Muslims feel disconnected and distressed by the influx of hate and bigotry against them in their own country. I started this project first to seek the pleasure of God and then in the hopes of revitalizing the American spirit in the power of prayer.” Jameel explained, “The Muslim narrative has long been hijacked by a group of people who do not represent 1 billion plus Muslims living in peace and harmony within their communities across the globe. This project seeks to show the amazing work Muslim communities are doing, one state at a time.”
Attempting to reach all 50 states in just 35 days, Jameel seeks to show the world that American Muslims not only are completely and harmoniously integrated into society, but are stronger and resilient than ever before, even amidst increased Islamophobia…
I wonder who is paying for this.