History was marked on London’s iconic tower bridge after a British Muslim performed the Adhan sending his Mecca-inspired call to prayer ringing through the heart of the metropolis.
Kazi Shafiqur Rahman delivered the Adhan in a style akin to Sheikh Ali Ahmad Mulla, head muezzin of the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
British-Bangladeshi Kazi Shafiqur Rahman is a 35-year old London-based muezzin who performs his Saudi-inspired version of the Adhan throughout mosques and events in the English capital.
The video has gone viral on social media and Twitter has a lot to say on this.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Beautiful Adhan (call to prayer) at London's Tower Bridge.
The adhan was called by Kazi Shafiqur Rahman at an event organised by the East London Mosque and Tower Hamlets Homes. pic.twitter.com/JCdBG2xruv
— غفران خان (@gufrankhanazmi) May 8, 2021
Beautiful Adhan On Tower Bridge London.
— Abdul Hafeez (@2642671BlochReg) May 8, 2021
Multi cultural #London.
Man recites Salah on London Bridge. The adhan was called by Kazi Shafiqur Rahman at an event organized by the East London Mosque and Tower Hamlets Homes.
— Leaked Reality (@LeakedReality) May 8, 2021
د لندن د ښار په تاور پول د پاسه د ماښام ملکوتې اذان …
الحمد الله بریطانیه کې مسلمانان د ټولې اروپا په نسبت مذهبی ازادی لری او د جامعی فعاله برخه دی.
Graceful Adhan on tower bridge london … pic.twitter.com/OprEBxQQJN
— Sami Yousafzai (@Samiyousafzai) May 9, 2021
Last year, Rahman performed the Adhan in London’s Canary Wharf, in the heart of the city’s financial district.
The response Rahman received via social media inspired him to continue his public performances.
“The impact of last year’s Adhan was just unbelievable, the video reached millions of viewers,” Rahman said.