Morning prayers too loud
My family and I are residents of Lenasia, south of Johannesburg ("Students forced to read Koran", yesterday).
In this democratic society, in which we are free to express our religion, it is unfortunate when one religion's form of expression takes advantage of this right and impacts on the quality of life of other people.
Unfortunately, the Moulana of the mosque called Jamiah Sheik Zakariyya Lil, situated in Lenasia Extension 1, performs his early morning prayer at about 5.30am, using a powerful amplifier and more than 10 huge speakers.
The young, aged, sick and hard-working people belonging to other religious groups are awoken daily by the very loud prayer.
Over the Eid fasting period, loud sirens are sounded at even earlier hours in the morning to remind people to break their fast.
Please consider the rights of all community members. All are welcome to come to Lenasia to observe if my concern is an exaggeration.
Let us protect the harmonious relationship that has existed in our dynamic community over decades. Please do not consider this letter a form of Islamophobia or intolerance.