RNA – Ayatollah Isa Qasim, the spiritual leader of the Shi’ah majority in Bahrain, stated that citizens are not required to abide by a decision made by the Ja’fari Endowments Directorate banning the recitation of the Quran, supplications and mourning ceremonies through loudspeakers during the month of Ramadan. He called on the Endowments Directorate to reverse its decision.
In a statement issued on Thursday (April 23, 2020), His Eminence said, “In regard to the decision that the Endowments issued to prevent the recitation of the Quran, supplications and mourning ceremonies through loudspeakers during the holy month, I do not see that any believers should abide by it, and this is what’s good and what is surely required. The Endowments better withdraw its decision because it has a negative impact on the hearts of citizens, and because it entails harmful interference in the rituals of religion.”
“The sounds of loudspeakers that are not above the moderate limit cause no harm to anyone, and they have been used for many years,” he added.
Ayatollah Qasim concluded by stressing that “In any case, the step is suspicious and a foretaste of further interference, and blocking this door is necessary.”