Saudi Arabia’s Islamic affairs minister on Monday defended an order to lower the volume on mosque loudspeakers, saying families had been complaining that competing speakers were keeping their children awake. In a circular last week, the Islamic affairs ministry said loudspeakers on mosques should not be set higher than a[…]
KwaZulu-Natal based attorney Yacoob Baig has laid charges against Isipingo resident Chandra Ellaurie for crimen injuria, blasphemy and hate speech at the Isipingo police station. This after Ellaurie won a court application to have the athaan at the Madrasah Taleemuddeen Islamic Institute in Ispingo Beach silenced. In his court application,[…]
The Madrasah Taleemuddeen Islamic institute in Isipingo beach in Kwazulu-Natal said it would fight tooth and nail to protect the sacred athaan (call to prayer). The institute has decided to appeal Friday’s Durban high court judgment that silenced the athaan, following an application by a resident, Chandra Ellaurie, who said[…]
Calls to exempt religious activity from the City of Cape Town’s noise and nuisance by-laws are mounting after a complaint was lodged over the sounding of the athaan at Nural Huda masjid in Leeuwen Street last week. The mosque said this was the second time a complaint was reported and[…]
The City of Cape Town is in the process of updating its streets, public places and the prevention of noise nuisances by-law and has emphasized that it will not affect the call to prayer at local mosques. It follows concern over the amendment of the by-law, which was cited in previous[…]
An online petition started in support of the athaan to be broadcasted over the loudspeakers at the Zeenatul Islam masjid in Muir street in District Six has garnered more than 40 000 signatures in 48 hours. The petition was started by Kyle Hicks for South Africans to stand in solidarity[…]
A single noise complaint centering around the Muslim call to prayer, which has been made from Zeenatul Islam Masjid in District Six for the past 100 years, will be investigated after the holy month of Ramadaan. Mayoral committee member for community services and health Zahid Badroodien on Monday said it[…]
There’s been an outpouring of support for the Zeenatul Islam masjid’s right to carry out the call to prayer with many praising the religious vibrance of the Cape Town community. On social media, many Capetonians have expressed their disappointment and anger, after a complaint was lodged with the City of[…]
The City of Cape Town will meet with representatives of Masjidus Saaliheen on Tuesday to discuss a complaint laid by a resident of Bayview, Strandfontein, that the athaan or call to prayer was a “noise nuisance.” The Imam of the masjid received a letter from a City environmental health official,[…]
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