BERLIN – In a historic turn of events in Central European country, Azaan echoes from the loudspeakers of Germany's largest mosque, the Cologne Central on Friday.
Muslims rejoice at the broadcast of Azaan over loudspeakers on Friday prayers around a year after an accord between the city of Cologne and the Muslim community to ease restrictions.
The call to prayer, also known as Azaan, will be carried out under a two-year pilot project in Germany and the volume is restricted to 60 decibels.
For the first time ever — Germany’s largest mosque raises Call to Prayer publicly over loudspeakers pic.twitter.com/K6I4wTfkS4— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) October 15, 2022
Under the agreement, around 35 mosques in Cologne, the largest city in western Germany, will be allowed to call the call to prayer for up to five minutes on Fridays between noon and 3 pm.
The Mayor of Cologne city, Henriette Reeker, initiated the project who previously equated Azaan to a sign of respect.
Cologne Central Mosque opened in 2018 with the support of the Organization of the Islamic Community and the Turkish-Islamic European Union. The Western European country of over 81 million people has the second-largest Muslim population in Europe after France.
The pro-Muslim move comes following the Islamophobic attacks in Germany in recent years. Officials have recorded hundreds of hate crimes against Muslims in which scores of Muslims suffered injuries.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 20, 2023 (Monday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||341.5||345|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.1||36.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.91||176.91|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Monday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Karachi||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Islamabad||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Peshawar||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Quetta||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Sialkot||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Attock||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Gujranwala||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Jehlum||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Multan||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Gujrat||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Nawabshah||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Chakwal||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Hyderabad||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Nowshehra||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Sargodha||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Faisalabad||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Mirpur||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
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