MI Muslim performs call to prayer in 50 states

May 20, 2015

Jameel Syed, a muaddhin for the Islamic Association of Greater Detroit in Rochester Hills, traveled across the U.S. to perform the Islamic call to prayer in all 50 states.
Credit Twitter/Jameel Syed

A Muslim faith leader from southeast Michigan has recently returned home from a long trip.  It was not the time-honored pilgrimage to Mecca, which all Muslims are encouraged to do at least once during their lifetimes. Instead, Jameel Syed toured America, visiting mosques in all 50 states.  

Syed is a muaddhin, which is a special position in the Islamic faith who calls the faithful to prayer several times each day and is affiliated with the Islamic Association of Greater Detroit in Rochester Hills. Current State's Kevin Lavery talked to Syed about the motivation behind the trip.