• Monday, 20 September 2021 / 12 Ṣafar 1443

Saudi minister defends volume limit on mosque loudspeakers

  • Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Islamic affairs minister is defending a contentious order restricting the volume of mosque loudspeakers, saying it was prompted by complaints about excessive noise.

In a major policy last week in a country home to the holiest Muslim sites, the Islamic affairs ministry said the speakers should be set at no more than one-third of their maximum volume.