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ACJU instructs mosques to control sound during prayers

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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.

  Comments - 10

  • Ice Tuesday, 07 May 2019 02:28 PM

    We, welcome that, dearly!

    The Atheist Tuesday, 07 May 2019 03:09 PM

    About time all noise pollution from all religious places are curtailed once and for all!

    ravin Tuesday, 07 May 2019 03:47 PM

    We live little distance away from a mosque. Short whilst ago ( around 3.30 pm) calling for prayers was on but same old noise was heard. Is this announcements ( 2.02 pm ) are only for get publicity or for practice?

    Sunil Tuesday, 07 May 2019 04:04 PM

    I think it is praying that should be controlled. Gods appear to be deaf to hear or dumb to understand

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 07 May 2019 04:23 PM

    Sensible; yes very.

    SENA - LEAVING RELIGION Tuesday, 07 May 2019 04:34 PM

    That is a good idea

    Sandy Tuesday, 07 May 2019 07:34 PM

    What about other religious places??

    RP Tuesday, 07 May 2019 08:53 PM

    Yep, welcome move. The organization’s logo is in Arabic and English, wow.

    GG Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:33 AM

    It is good to follow ethical code of social discipline as law abiding citizens. However, is the loudspeaker and sound restrictions enforced only to a particular community and place of worship?.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 08 May 2019 10:23 AM

    Even in some Muslim countries the loudspeaker blaring of the mosques are banned because of noise pollution.


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