I’m going to Turkey for summer and I’ll be staying for 2 months. I go mostly every summer to visit my mom’s side of the family that lives there. It’s a civilized country and it’s nice but, as a Christian, there’s one problem for me: the ‘call to prayer.’
Basically it’s muslim worship music and it’s played (I think 5 times) throughout the day to remind muslims to pray. There are speakers all throughout the country (believe it or not) and the music is played really loudly so your forced to listen to it even if you’re in your own home.
I may be overthinking this but I’m worried about it. I don’t want to accidentally worship a false god. It sounds stupid but as someone who has OCD, thoughts just pop into your head at the worst possible times, and I don’t want to be thinking of anything other than God. Especially a false god.
I can’t just ‘not go’ to Turkey because I’m not an adult so I can’t stay on my own. Since I’ll have no choice but to listen to the call to prayer, aka the adhan, what can I do to… minimize the experience? Should I cover my ears or something?