Muslims Loudly Bang Drums At 2 AM For Pre-Dawn Ramadan Meal Face Arrest In Israel


Are alarm clocks haram in Islam? Hardly, this is Islamic supremacism. Imposing Islam on everyone. Imagine, in Jerusalem no less, the holiest city to Jews.

The hatred of the kuffar permeates every act of Islamic religious life.

Men Who Publicly Bang Drums At 2 AM To Wake Muslim Faithful For Pre-Dawn Ramadan Meal Face Arrest In Israel

Joshua Gill on June 6, 2018

Traditional Ramadan wakers who rouse Muslim faithful from sleep at 2 a.m. with public drums and music now face arrest and police fines in Jerusalem.

The wakers are young Palestinian men, known as Musaharati, who walk through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City banging drums and playing loud music between 2:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. to wake Muslims for prayer and their “suhoor” or pre-dawn meal before they begin their daily fast during Ramadan. The Musaharati are a Ramadan tradition and claim that they have carried out their practice in the Muslim Quarter without issue until this year — a change they blame on Jewish settlers in the Muslim Quarter, according to The Associated Press.

“They claim that we disturb them, but that’s not true. They want to erase something called Palestinian Jerusalemite heritage,”  said Mohamed Hagej, according to AP. Hagej has worked as a Musaharati for three years.

Fellow Musaharati Mohammed Hajiji echoed Hagej’s sentiment and alleged that the upsurge in fines and police intervention was the fault of three Jewish families living in the Muslim Quarter.

“There are three Jewish families in our neighborhood, one new one and two older ones. The policeman told me they had complained and asked me not to make noise near their houses. The whole thing lasts for 20 minutes, maybe a few seconds outside their house. I was told I’d be fined 450 shekels ($126) the first time and 1,000 shekels on the second occasion, with a further 1,000 after that,” Hajiji told Haaretz.

Hajiji said that police detained him and took him to the police station, but he remains resolved to carry out the Ramadan tradition.

“There are a thousand people in the neighborhood who want this and ten who complain,” he told Haaretz. “Because of them, one thousand people will start the fast without eating first? Why should I be afraid if I’m not doing anything that is prohibited?”

A police spokesperson issued a statement in response to the criticism over the arrests and fines, saying that police acted lawfully to preserve citizens’ quality of life, to which public noise-making at 2 AM poses a threat.

The spokesperson said police were “operating at all times to preserve the delicate balance between allowing freedom of religion and ritual and the maintainance of public order and the quality of life of all residents. Following complaints by residents of the Old City about the noise, police acted lawfully to stop the transgression. The police view noisemaking as a major hazard affecting the quality of life of the state’s citizens. The police act with resolve to prevent transgressions and enforce the law in violations such as these, based on the conception that the police’s role is mainly to deal with transgressions that affect law-abiding citizens,” according to Haaretz.


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