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The azan is a call to prayer that announces the time of prayer. Some people are concerned that it infringes on their privacy and contributes to noise pollution. However, the reason behind the loudness of the azan is unclear. There are several factors that contribute to the volume of the azan.
azan is a call to prayer
Adhan is an Arabic word that means “prayer” and is used as a call to prayer by Muslims. It is a special call that is announced in the minaret of the mosque. It reminds Muslims that Allah is the only true god and any other gods are false. Anyone who worships a god other than Allah is living in an age of ignorance and needs guidance. In Islamic countries, the call to prayer is recited by all Muslims.
When the azan is sounded, Muslims are expected to leave their worldly affairs to attend prayer. This may mean sacrificing a good portion of one’s time or even money. But in the end, the act of prayer will leave a Muslim mentally satisfied and motivated, resulting in increased devotion and steadfastness. In addition, the call to prayer also brings immense assurances of prosperity, which strengthens the hearts of the believers and grant surety about the efficacy of their prayers.
it announces the time of prayer
The purpose of the azan is to announce the time of prayer to Muslims in the vicinity of a mosque. It lasts for about ten to twenty minutes. Despite the fact that it is a call to prayer, its recitation is not to comfort fellow religionists; rather, it is to disturb the Muslim populace.
The azan is also a source of discord, especially when broadcasted simultaneously. In the past, Bilal used to stand on the roof of a house near a mosque and call the azan. The current resolution is not a complete solution.
it infringes on privacy
The loud blaring sound of the azan is a violation of privacy. Some people may be able to tolerate it if it occurs only occasionally, but for many it becomes a source of irritation. It interferes with their sleep and their productivity.
it contributes to noise pollution
During the Islamic prayer, the Azan is often very loud. This loud noise is disturbing to many people, especially the elderly and children. It can also cause stress and raise blood pressure. Unfortunately, some people must endure this blaring noise. The practice of calling the Azan dates back hundreds of years. During this time, people did not have watches and therefore did not know when it was time to pray. Nowadays, many people have smartphones with alarms, which helps them know when to pray. However, it is still against the law to make this noise at high volumes. Besides, there is no emergency justification for this noise.
The government is concerned that loud calls to prayer are contributing to noise pollution. Fortunately, there are solutions. People can ask mosques to reduce the volume, or they can try soundproofing. Some mosques even turn the speakers away from homes, which can help reduce the noise.
it is a sign of superiority
According to the Hadith, Azan is loud because it shows that Muslims are superior to non-Muslims. They are able to hear the sound of the Azan better than others and are better able to listen to the message of Islam. But this is not true of everyone. Some Muslims don’t listen to the Azan because it’s too loud. These people are ‘HadWathana’ or ‘adu wahuwa’ (hadith).
it is a symbol of disrespect for the law
Despite this alleged symbolism, loudspeakers at mosques are in violation of the law, as they infringe on the privacy of others. This deliberate imposition of beliefs must be stopped immediately. It promotes the idea that there is no god other than Allah, and violates the religious beliefs of other people.