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The Islamic call to prayer will be recited daily through loudspeakers at ­Scotland's ­largest mosque during the Commonwealth Games. Representatives from ­Glasgow Central Mosque have been given the go-ahead by ­Glasgow City Council to broadcast the two-minute call - known as the adhan - every evening, with the Games coinciding with Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

The mosque in the Gorbals is just a short distance from the athletes' village and a number of the 72 ­countries taking part in the Games are Muslim or have a significant Muslim population. An estimated 400 athletes and their supporters will be fasting during Ramadan.

Officials from the council's ­environmental health department visited Scotland's largest mosque last week to oversee a practice run, and ensure the prayer call does not exceed an agreed sound level.


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