Madinah Masjid committee in Limbe has acted swiftly towards eradicating noise by removing chairs which Muslims use to sit when taking off and putting on their shoes.
This follows a report by this website which strongly condemned the ever increasing noise at the masjid especially among Muslim brothers of Asian origin.
The chairs were moved into the masjid with a sign “Don’t sit here after salah. Observe silence.”
Muslims use the chairs when taking off and or putting on their shoes but others have been using the place as a platform for chatting and smoking, the thing which has been irritating other people.
The chatting has even been happening inside the masjid when Imaam is on Minbar delivering Khutbah.
Mufti Bilal who is one of the committee members was also forced to make a strong announcement which lasted for about 10 minutes condemning the malpractice.
“This is a place of Allah not for gossiping. If you want to discuss other things you better do it outside this premises. If you don’t want that, it’s good you stay home than coming here disturbing your friends who want to get closer to Allah.
“During my childhood, everytime we make noise in the masjid the elderly could show us an ugly face and we could know that they want us to be silent. However, here, surprisingly you will find that most of the people who make noise are grown up, seemingly they don’t realise the importance of swalaat. This is really embarrassing and it is something that should not be entertained,” said Bilal.