Bilal is the title of one of the four officiating priests attached to each mosque among the Malays in Malacca. The name was applied to the first muezzin in the time of Mohammed, and is used by the Malays instead of muezzin (q.v.). The duties of the Bilal are various-among them to call to public prayers, and to recite the Talkin, the service for the dead after the corpse has been lowered into the grave. When a goat or bullock is sacrificed, he receives two fingers' breadth of flesh from the victim's neck.

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