For a Neighbour-Friendly Ramadan
I agree with these suggestions by Maqbool Ahmed Siraj. The crux of the matter is we miss civility when we practice the teachings of Islam. The problem of loudspeaker is a very common one in Muslim localities. Different factions compete with each other to make them heard and thereby irritating even Muslims. If you object to these practices you will be accused as a less faithful or one who has no regard to Islam and its teachings.
Maqbool Ahmed Siraj has written an excellent piece titled “Tips for a Neighbour-Friendly Ramazan (Islamic Voice, July 2013). I wish Muslims all over India would act accordingly.
J. S. Bandukwala, Baroda
From the first 11 suggestions, I fully endorse numbers 1 to 6 and 8 to 11.
It is our duty to be mindful and concerned about the people around. We have no right to cause discomfort or nuisance or trouble to anyone while fulfilling the quest of our beliefs and practices.
Dr. Afshan Shaezan