Okay, class today's lesson is on how to spot a potential foot-in-mouth or shot-in-foot situation. Read the article below which is taken from the online version of The Star. Pay special attention to the lines highlighted.
THE Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has issued a stern warning against any party protesting the use of loudspeakers for the azan (call to prayer) at mosques in the state, reported Utusan Malaysia.
Jais director Datuk Mohammed Khusrin Munawi stressed that the azan was compulsory in Islam and it had to be done without any obstruction.
He has directed nazir (mosque official) and mosque committees in Selangor to continue with the practice of using loudspeakers.
“With regards to azan, we cannot compromise. It is compulsory.
“I hope the nazir at the mosques will continue with the practice without any obstruction,” he said.
Recently, the management of the mosque at Al-Ehsan Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, stopped using loudspeakers for the morning sermons, a week after 189 non-Muslim residents sent a protest petition.
Now if I remember correctly those flers who sent the petition to the mosque already said that they just wanted the volume of the azan lowered, if possible, and requested that the SERMON not be broadcast. And some mosque also said "Ya ok. We make softer because it is a neighbourly thing to do ma." Softer only. Not don't broadcast Azan at all or don't use loudspeaker. Of course as Malaysians we know that one is sacred ma. And we understand and respect. We all know. This Jais fler does or not. And then simply come and say this for what ah?
Hello, Datuk Jais ah, want to jump on bandwagon also do it properly la. Straightaway fire at your own foot for what?
Comment received from Yeo 10:39 PM