A mosque in the south of Stockholm was given the all-clear by Swedish police on Thursday to make prayer calls from its minaret, the first time such permission has ever been granted in the country.

The Stockholm police ruled that the call to prayer would be allowed for between three to five minutes on Fridays between midday and 1pm.

"I'm happy, very happy," Ismail Okur, chair of the Botkyrka Islamic Association (Islamiska föreningen i Botkyrka), told Sveriges Radio (SR).

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