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Veteran Muezzin Ill
Rahim Moazenzadeh Ardebili
TEHRAN, May 4--The call to prayers (Azan) with a beautiful voice has been a hereditary gift for the forebears of Rahim Moazenzadeh Ardebili who is currently suffering from illness and is undergoing treatment at a hospital, reported ISNA.
The public believes that Moazenzadeh’s voice is a divine gift for the Muslims who should perform prayers every day as a religious obligation.
Muezzin is a person who gives the call for prayers summoning the faithful to mosques to perform their religious duty.
Rahim Moazenzadeh’s voice was first recorded as an Azan in 1955 when he was 30 years old. His brother Mirsalim Moazenzadeh is also known as ’the nightingale’ for his melodic elegy to commemorate the tragedy of Karbala recalling the sacrifice of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Imam of the infallible household of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and his 72 faithful companions who were martyred by the ruler of the time.
Rahim Moazenzadeh was born in Ardebil in northwest Iran in 1925. From a very early age he devoted himself to learning the holy Qur&#