VIDEO: First Islamic adhan sounds at Spain’s Alhambra Palace in 500 years

A video of the Al-Nass calling the Adhan at the palace has been viewed at least a million times since being posted on his Facebook account on September 7. (Credit: fb.com/MouazNass)

For nearly 500 years, the walls inside Alhambra Palace in Spain’s Granada have not heard the Islamic call to prayer.

That all changed when Syrian Mouaz Al-Nass sounded the Adhan last Thursday.

A video of the Al-Nass calling the Adhan at the palace has been viewed at least a million times since being posted on his Facebook account on September 7.

Alhambra Palace was built by Muslim rulers of Granada during the end of Muslim rule of Spain by Yusuf I during the 1330s. In 1492, Granada came under Christian rule and the palace was known at the time to have been a final place of refuge for artists and intellectuals as the Spanish Reconquest took place by Christians who eventually won victories over Al Andalusia.

The palace, constructed as a fortress, would be the last stronghold of Al Andalusia before falling to the Catholic army of Spanish King and Queen Ferdinand and Isabella.

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