Monday, October 15, 2007

Religioius noises.... update

It is so strange that the mosques have abetted their offensive and extremely disturbing noises when they made a hell on Earth for the residents who reside anywhere near them - both Muslim and non-Muslim! This especially during Ramadhan.

During the Holy month of Ramadhan, when we (Muslims), are required to spend as much time as possible in prayer, recitation of the Holy Qur'an and meditation, these awful and insensitive horrors in the form of Imams and committees of mosques made more noise than it's believable by trying to give the impression to the Muslims and non-Muslims, alike, as to how 'holy' they are! Unfortunately, instead, they were offensive and disturbing in the extreme! They were also cursed by many for disturbing those, like me, who wanted to say their prayers and recite the Qur'an and meditate on what they were reading, but, could not do so with full concentration, thanks to their loud prayers and recitations.

Of course, this does not mean that they are now quiet. They certainly are not! They still lead the 5 daily prayers at the tops of their voices when they have no need to be heard OUTSIDE the mosques as it is NOT VALID to follow an Imam who is leading prayers inside the mosque, at home....., or wherever. I wonder when and IF, it will EVER penetrate their brains that this is the case, and therefore, fix their speakers INSIDE the mosque to be heard by their congregations and NOT outside them!

The Qur'an continues to be recited before Friday prayers, despite it NOT being the practice of the Prophet (pbuh), loudly every week!

Therefore, these people continue disturbing and making pests of themselves, but, mercifully, it's slightly less.

Now, to come to the Christians and the NENO Evangelists who meet at MWA Hall every weekday during the lunch hours. There has been no change in their decibel levels, either. I'm sure, that all the people who are getting disturbed by their noise would not even consider joining their disco like meetings or sect. Did Jesus (pbuh), ever practice such things? I very much doubt it. Like my fellow Muslims, the Christians have brought innovations into their practices and are being equally offensive and give people a headache! Or are they competing with the Muslims as to who makes the most noise?!

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