Issuing a set of guidelines to be followed during the Ramadan month, the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulema (ACJU) yesterday instructed the mosques to control the volume of their loudspeakers to ensure that the sound would not affect others outside of it.
In a statement, the ACJU said the loudspeakers should be directed invert of the mosque premises when conducting sermons and special night prayers.
“During the Zuhr salat, the sound volume of radios in houses should be controlled to make sure only the residents can hear them and that it won’t affect neighbours. We also encourage all to share special meals and sweets which are being made during the Ramadan month among neighbours without any religious differences,” the ACJU said.
It said the women could perform Taraweeh prayer at their homes if the environment is not conducive to go out to the mosque in the night.
The ACJU further said those who arrive at mosques should not park their vehicles within the mosque premises.
“Those who come to mosques in vehicles due to unavoidable circumstances should park their vehicles without causing hindrance to others,” the guidelines said.