There is a mosque near my house in Pakistan. A few days back as I called my brother the Azan ( call for prayer) started in a loud speaker.

Our next door neighbour has a dog. As the Azan started the dog started barking. Then I came to know it happens five times a day. In fact the pet gets scared.

The area where my family lives there are hardly a hundred houses there but mosque speaker is very loud. Preachers never control speakers nor government controls Preachers.

I think we should take care our pets. People ask what the dog is to do with mosque ?? I say if today a dog goes to a mosque it will start issuing Fatwa against the speaker.

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Comment by Unseen on August 18, 2016 at 8:00pm

Interesting question if a governmental entity can try to control the volume of the call to prayer.

The first step might be to try to get the Imam of the mosque to cut back the volume significantly. I assume you're not in an area where there are many Muslims who need to be reminded to pray.

Comment by Noon Alif on August 18, 2016 at 8:11pm
Sir i stay in Eu my family stays in Pakistan a country with fully bloody islamic culture if my brother would go to mosque to ask imam to down the volume i am 99% sure would be bullied harrased on the name of Allah. They switch the volume at 4 in the morning while all people enjoy their sleep they dont care for others peace.
Comment by SteveInCO on August 20, 2016 at 11:39am

It is their positive duty to call you to prayer, and if they could put megaphones in every bedroom on earth, they'd do it.

Comment by Noon Alif on August 20, 2016 at 12:11pm
Hahaha they also warn those who dont come to prayer & enjoy luxury life .. Only those people would be sent to jannah who offer prayer .. Etc etc
Comment by Davis Goodman on August 20, 2016 at 7:23pm

During my months in Muslim countries the one thing that you could never escape from was the call to prayer. In Tehran in particular there are so many mosques and they all play prerecorded prayers and not the same one. It's like hearing 50 loudspeakers all chanting classical Arabic phrases in 50 different voices all out of sync on a volume so high there is distortion. You never ever ever get used to it. And just when you think you can wall yourself up in a western like hotel and watch American TV and eat Western food from room service...suddenly comes the cacophony of call to prayer...several times a day...you know where you are and that you are an outsider not participating in the faith of everyone else around you. A total foreigner unable to integrate.

The call is an essential part of life in a Muslim country. You are called out to pray it and hear "Allah is great" on those screaming loud speakers again and again and again. It is something for which there is absolutely no counterpart in secular Europe and other Western countries. Church bells can be annoying but they cannot possibly compare to the intrusive effect of vocal messages affirming your belief all the time in multiple voices telling you to go pray several times a day.

My point is...if we asked a church to play those church bells less often or for shorter duration or not on Sundays...you'd have a discussion in the community and work something out. However, imagine if you tried this the 15th century. Going to the priest and saying "those bells scare my dog...stop that"! You can imagine what people would think about you, question your faith, point their fingers at you, possibly label you a heretic/blasphemer/devil-man. Why drown out the celebration fo God? Is your dog more important than your religion?

I highly recommend thinking twice before asking religious leaders to turn down the volume or frequency or duration of prayer call (let alone stop it).

Comment by Unseen on August 20, 2016 at 10:00pm

They play RECORDED prayers? What?!!! Muezzins can't be bothered to go and actually READ (or chant) a prayer out loud?

Comment by SteveInCO on August 20, 2016 at 11:58pm

I just about jumped out of my skin one time when a perfectly calm day was shattered by The Call To Prayer unexpected (unexpected by me, at any rate) the one time I chanced to be in a Muslim country.  Creepy.  I know muslims describe it as the most beautiful sound in the world, but to me it sounds like a caterwaul.

Comment by _Robert_ on August 21, 2016 at 6:18am

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