- Dispute over the order to reduce the sound of loudspeakers in mosques in Saudi Arabia
- While this order has provoked Muslim fundamentalists, the general public has welcomed
- The sound of the loudspeaker should be one-third of the maximum noise during the azaan
Disputes have erupted in the country over the order to reduce the sound of loudspeakers during the azaan in Saudi Arabian mosques. While this order has provoked Muslim fundamentalists, the general public has welcomed it. Earlier last week, the circular said that the sound of loudspeakers should be one-third
Not only this, it has also been said in the order that loudspeakers should be discontinued after indicating to start azaan. The Saudi government said that there is no need to recite the entire Namaz on loudspeakers. Following this order, controversy has erupted on social media in Saudi Arabia and Muslim countries. Muslim fundamentalists have now started trending hashtags to stop loud noises inside restaurants and cafes.
‘Loud voice affects children’s sleep’
The Saudi government, which came under pressure after this campaign on social media, has given clarification. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs Abdullatif al-Sheikh said that many families had complained that the loud sound of namaz would affect the sleep of their children. He said that there is no need to wait for those who want to read Azaan, the call of the Imam to read Azaan.
It is believed that this change in Saudi Arabia is part of the reforms by Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the role of religion in public life. Mohammad Salman has relaxed many social restrictions. According to a Reuters report, it is too early to say how much the sound reduction order will have on Saudi Arabia’s mosques. Some people in Riyadh said that the sound of loudspeakers has been reduced in many mosques.
‘Criticists want to incite hatred’
Many people in Saudi Arabia have welcomed this decision. However, he also said that the government should reduce the voice of loudspeakers in restaurants and other places as well. On the other hand, Minister Sheikh said that this order is being criticized by those who want to incite hatred so that the problem arises. Such people are enemies of Saudi Arabia.