Let’s concede one thing – the Azaan has to be sweet sound for all religious Muslims. It’s like a call to their conscience to pray and be a good human being. To that end, every sentiment behind that call deserves respect. But when you add a loudspeaker to it and blare it five times a day, there is nothing pious about it. It’s an assertion. Most people who appeared on debates over this lousy loudspeaker practice made it about “noise pollution”. That’s the dumbest argument put forth by idiots who keep covering up Islamic nonsense. Surely, the noise of Azaan is not louder than the aircrafts that fly over Santacruz or Andheri all through the day in Mumbai. We can forgive the aircrafts because it’s the nature of the beast and not some conspiracy against people trying to sleep but the Azaan is not a Pratt-Whitney or Rolls Royce engine design – It’s a man-made assertion and conspiracy. It is not an environment issue, it is a religious issue. All it took was a couple of tweets by singer Sonu Nigam for Islamic defenders to rage over this issue:
I have written before, that since the early 1990s Muslims in India have started asserting their identity far more than ever before. Yusufbhai passed as Dilip Kumar for a long time in Bollywood. Now, if you have a Muslim name or if you are a Paki, your chances of making it in Bollywood are better. There’s a movie called “Noor” about a Paki journalist. Naturally so, because Indian journalists were portrayed better by Martin Scorsese in “Goodfellas” – the mafia wiseguys. The loudspeaker-Azaan is a nuisance all day – five times a day. If it were limited to some festivals or Ramzan or Eid, we could understand. That is not the case.
When I travel to Delhi or Bangalore or Chennai, wherever I stay, I hear this Azaan stuff from 5am in the morning till 9pm in the evening. Don’t point to Hindu stuff like Ganesh festival or Diwali. That argument is bogus. Hindu festivals last a few days – Azaan lasts forever. In any case, I am also for a ban on band-baaja processions on our roads in this day and age. It can be limited to a few metres for symbolism. But I don’t think Azaan is merely a call to pray anymore. Muslims in India since the early 1990s have been encouraged to assert their identity strongly and Azaan is just one part of it. Wherever there are Muslim pockets, you will find men clad in Pathani garb, with beards without moustache, a skull cap and women with black tents adorning them. This is to let you know – “We are Muslims, we are a clear separate community distinguishable from common Indians”.
At the Golden Temple in Amritsar the reading of the Holy Granth Sahib is amplified but the sound doesn’t travel beyond the complex. At Hindu temples, the century-old bell is still the symbol and not loudspeakers. Azaan on loudspeakers is not merely a call, it is an assertion and imposition of Islam over Kafirs who have to be forced to listen to it. This is worse early mornings when everything else is quiet and the noise becomes more amplified. Pre-1990s Muslims in India were not distinguishable from other Indians. They dressed just like other Indians. It’s only now that you see everywhere that the Pathani garb, the skull cap, the nonchalant defence of beef-eating that has grown dramatically. This is nothing but deliberate and planned assertive Islamisation of many towns in India. This has nothing to do with noise pollution. The usual media morons find faults with Nigam’s tweet with holes they see in their cheese in terms of English grammar, like the “Wheeler-Dealer” of Lutyens who is probably funded by anti-Indian forces:
The problem for these redundant, workless folks like Shekhar Gupta is that Virendra Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sonu Nigam or Phogat sisters or our wrestlers are standing up for India, standing up for our Jawans and standing up against Islamic invasion of our culture. Make no mistake about it. As more prominent voices become assertive about such invasions, the more the discomfort for media mafia and the Sickulars. Sometime back, the Bhagyalakshmi temple in Hyderabad was shut down its Aarti sounds because Muslims agitated. Why should Azaan be an intrusion in our lives? Keep it to your home or mosque! Not just loudspeaker-Azaan, the very call to Azaan has motives that we aren’t aware of, followed by sermons we are unaware of. History has a reason and logic:
I will write more when time permits. But I know this – The Azaan in places like Kashmir and Namaaz (especially on Fridays) has become a call for violence. This cannot pass anymore. Azaaniyat is not a prayer or call to pray. It is more of an assertion of Islam dominating every other faith. It is not merely the noise pollution as some idiots would like to argue – It is thought invasion, and Faith invasion.