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bilal

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Pronunciation: /bɪˈlɑːl/

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Definition of bilal in English:

noun

(In Malaysia) a muezzin.

Origin

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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