Entry from British & World English dictionary
- The bilal calls the faithful to prayer, and the imam leads them in prayer.
- Their appointed imams and bilals (not all, perhaps) are, after all are of their kinds.
- The bilal was reciting some verses from the Quran when I woke up this morning. 5.40 a.m.
Malay, from Arabic Bilal, the first name of an Abyssinian slave appointed as the first muezzin following Muhammad's pilgrimage to Mecca in 629.
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