Rabu, 17 September 2008

Mufti disputed Zahid

The Star, Wednesday September 17, 2008

Ceramah at mosques should not be too loud

KOTA BARU: Ceramah at mosques should not be broadcast too loud to a point where it disturbs the neighbourhood, especially those held in the evenings, said Perlis Mufti Dr Asri Zainul Abidin.

He said yesterday the call for azan (prayer times) should be broadcast accordingly and clearly to remind Muslims in the area to perform their requirement of praying five times daily.

“Other than the azan, other activities at the mosques, including private prayers, should not be broadcast at decibels deemed to be disruptive to neighbours in the area,” Dr Asri said after a motivation talk at Balai Islam.

He said Islam did not require its activities in mosques to disrupt the lives of others as what was enshrined in its teachings.

Dr Asri also defended his stance that the Internal Security Act (ISA) was unIslamic and disputed the contention of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Ahmad Zahid had said the definition of ISA was that it concerned national security and not religious practices.

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