Minister of Religion (Menag) Yaqut Cholil Qoumas issued Circular Letter (SE) Number 05 of 2022 concerning the use of loudspeakers in mosques and prayer rooms.
A number of important things related to the use of loudspeakers are regulated, one of which is the limitation of the use of loudspeakers for takbiran needs.
In the SE it is regulated that the duration of takbiran is before Eid 1 Syawal and Eid al Adha 10 Zulhijah.
“Takbir on 1 Shawwal/10 Zulhijah in mosques/musalas can be done using external loudspeakers until 22.00 local time and can be continued with internal loudspeakers,” said the Minister of Religion in a press release, Monday (21/2).
The use of internal and external loudspeakers is also regulated in the worship of the month of Ramadan and Eid prayers.
“The use of loudspeakers in the month of Ramadan both in the implementation of Tarawih prayers, lectures/study of Ramadan, and tadarus Al-Qur’an using internal loudspeakers, the implementation of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha prayers can be carried out using external loudspeakers,” said the Minister of Religion.
“The Takbir Eid al-Adha on Tasyrik Day on the 11th to the 13th of Zulhijah can be echoed after the Rawatib Prayer in a row using the loudspeaker inside,” he continued.
The SE Minister of Religion also stipulates that during the Islamic Holiday Commemoration ceremony or recitation, the internal loudspeaker can be used. Exceptions apply if the congregation overflows outside the event location.
“Islamic Holidays Commemoration Ceremonies or recitations use internal loudspeakers, except if tabligh visitors overflow outside the mosque/musala arena, they can use external loudspeakers,” said the Minister of Religion.
“The guidelines are published as an effort to increase peace, order, and harmony among members of the community,” said the Minister of Religion Gus.
The Minister of Religion explained that the circular issued February 18, 2022 was addressed to the Head of the Regional Office of the Provincial Ministry of Religion, the Head of the Regency/City Ministry of Religion, the Head of the Sub-District Religious Affairs Office, the Chair of the Indonesian Ulema Council, the Chair of the Indonesian Mosque Council, the Leaders of Islamic Community Organizations, and the Takmir/Masjid Administrator. and Musala throughout Indonesia. As a copy, this circular is also addressed to all Governors and Regents/Mayors throughout Indonesia.
The SE is more of a guideline and does not regulate sanctions for those who violate it.