Bilal of Africa was the first muezzin of prayer (person who calls to prayer). When Madina developed all the characteristics of a state, it also acquired a treasury, and the Prophet appointed Bilal its officer in charge. He was in charge of the bayt ul mal (Treasury) of the state of Madina. This made him the first treasurer of Islam. He made allocations of all funds. He was also responsible for distributing funds to the widows, orphans, the wayfayers and other poor people who had no means of supporting themselves.[1]

From the day the Holy Prophet and other Muslims migrated to Madina Bilal used to call the the people to the mosque to gather them there i.e. at the time of prayers, mobilization of the army, or when there was a problem to be solved he used to say adhan and immediately the people poured into the mosque and…

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