NYC Mosques No Longer Need a Permit to Broadcast the Call to Prayer

Masjids can broadcast azan on Friday afternoons and throughout the month of Ramadan.

New York City Adhan Mosque Prayer
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a new initiative on August 29 allowing masjids to broadcast Jummah, Ramadan prayers without a permit. (New York City Mayor's Office)

Allana Akhtar


August 30, 2023


1 min

Mayor Eric Adams announced on Tuesday that masjids in the city can broadcast the azan (also called the adhan) every Friday afternoon, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., when Muslims pray Jummah, and every evening during Ramadan. 

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