Muslim man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ while praying on aircraft terrifies passengers

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Passengers became terrified after a man began shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ at the top of his voice on a plane.
The man dressed in traditional Islamic dress stood next to the exit door of the American Airlines flight and was yelling in Arabic while terrified passengers watched. They later realized he was actually just praying.

One of the passengers uploaded the video on Reddit and said:

‘Asleep on a plane, I was woken to this guy shouting in my face. I was asleep at the emergency exit and awoke to this. He had to cover his ears he was shouting so loud’.

‘Just to be clear, I’ve seen plenty of people pray on flights before but never have I witnessed a call to prayer like this.’

The man is in fact performing the end of the call to prayer – a task that falls to the appointed ‘muezzin’ at a mosque. It is thought he is saying:

‘Hasten to real success, Hasten to real success, Allah is Great, Allah is Great. There is no divinity but Allah’

The seven hour flight from Abu Dhabi to Manila on UAE airline Etihad, routinely carries a large number of Muslim passengers. Screens on-board indicate at all times the direction of Mecca and Muslims praying is not an unusual sight.

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