Egypt row over Facebook muezzin call

An Egyptian muezzin is facing disciplinary action for altering the words of the call to dawn prayer.

The country’s ministry of religious affairs is taking legal action against Mahmoud al-Moghazi, the cleric of the Nile Delta town of Kafr al-Dawar.

Instead of chanting “praying is better than sleeping”, the traditional call, he has been saying “praying is better than spending time on Facebook”.

Worshippers at the Sayed Ghazi mosque have lodged complaints against him.

h/t ZD