Hundreds of loudspeakers have been put in within the Afghan capital to encourage worshippers to attend prayers, the Taliban’s non secular enforcers stated on Wednesday.
The Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice additionally stated that lots of of empty retailers and different disused buildings had been lately transformed into mosques to provide everybody the chance to hope communally.
“During the previous government, some of the loudspeakers were removed and people were not able to listen to the Azan (call to prayer),” the ministry tweeted.
It stated 400 loudspeakers had been put in in numerous components of Kabul “so the people could listen to the Azan at the same time”.
Since returning to energy in August final yr, the Taliban have steadily launched strict rules and rules they are saying are in accordance with Islamic Sharia regulation.
Women have largely been squeezed out of public life, with most ladies authorities staff having misplaced their jobs — or paid a pittance to remain at home.
They should cowl up with a burqa or hijab when out of the home, are barred from travelling with out a male family member and are banned from visiting parks, gyms or public baths.
Schools for teenage ladies have additionally been shuttered throughout a lot of the nation because the Taliban’s August 2021 return.
Earlier this month, supreme chief Hibatullah Akhundzada ordered judges to totally implement facets of Islamic regulation that embrace public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs for thieves.
Local media additionally reported on Wednesday that the vice ministry has ordered retailers in sure components of the capital to close for Friday prayers, an important day of the week.
The Azan is a well-known sound throughout Afghanistan — significantly in cities, the place lots of of mosques sound the decision to prayer 5 instances a day.
Prayer is without doubt one of the 5 pillars of Islam and though Muslims can do it alone at home, communal worship is taken into account worthy of upper reward.