Mosque Denies Call-to-Prayer Plan

April 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Muslims in Oxfordshire have denied they had plans to broadcast a call-to-prayer from their mosque.

In January, there were reports of an application to attach a loudspeaker to the Central Mosque in Oxford.

The Bishop of Oxford, Rt Revd John Pritchard received a death threat after he lent his support to the idea.

But the mosque's treasurer, Masood Ahmed has now said no planning application to broadcast the call-to-prayer was made.

Mr Ahmed said some members had considered having three two-minute calls a day or calls only on Fridays, and looked into the idea.