Talk:Loudspeakers in mosques

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Prod[edit]

I have improved article with content and references. It would be nice if the proposed user specifies the article needs to be kept. Pust aware2 (talk) 13:46, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm still not convinced it should be an independent article, but you've done a good job of showing relevance and notability. I'll honour the request to remove the prod tag. 98.248.33.198 (talk) 05:27, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for removal, I have yet to expand misuse section. It is indeed notable, it is opposed because extra loud noise is imposition of fundamentalists on their own moderate community. Pust aware2 (talk) 05:38, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Big issue[edit]

As a comment in one of the refs says:

"In an era when church bells are silenced on Sundays because of complaints, why the special exemptions for Muslims?"

That is, restrictions on religious utterances have been imposed before on religious institutions. I don't know enough of how things have worked out in different places. I 'think' one place judged whether the sounds were a public service. That is, if the church/mosque rang the hours, and also rang for a couple special circumstances, keeping the hours was public service. In that way, a muted call five times a day might be okay, but anything lengthy or "too loud" would serve only a limited group, not the community? Haranguing the community is harassing the community? Anyway, you might have to relate this instance of community vs. religious institution to the broader area of religious freedom vs. community responsibility? Shenme (talk) 11:30, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

I think it is not appropriate to discuss the topic here, instead this place is to discuss about the article. Pust aware2 (talk) 05:41, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Really?[edit]

I couldn't believe Wikipedia had an article on "loudspeakers in mosques." Bizarre. This line gave me some chuckles though:

There is no Islamic religious requirement to use loudspeakers in the call to prayer, and loudspeakers are not mentioned in the Koran or any other Islamic text such as the Hadith.

Had to have been trolling. 108.172.143.182 (talk) 04:09, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Restrictions in various Muslim majority countries[edit]

Suggest creating a section detailing loudspeaker limitations that have been put in place in various Muslim (majority) countries. The second paragraph already has links to Saudi and Egyptian measures. Indonesian V.P. Jusuf Kalla has also recently brought this to public attention: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/03/10/kalla-urges-mosques-tone-it-down.html Baba Bom (talk) 14:06, 12 March 2016 (UTC)