The authorities in Saudi Arabia have defended restrictions on the volume of loudspeakers at mosques.
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Islamic Affairs Minister Abdullatif al-Sheikh said the measure was in response to complaints from the public.
But the move in the conservative Muslim nation sparked a backlash on social media.
Mr Sheikh said complaints included those from parents who said the loudspeakers were disturbing their children’s sleep.
Speaking in a video shown by state television, Mr Sheikh said that those who want to pray do not need to wait for the Imam’s call to prayer.
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