Monday, July 14, 2014

4,000 loud speakers to project Grand Mosque sermons 9km

This should be interesting when hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims suffer permanent hearing loss.

Couldn't happen to a better bunch of guys.


4,000 loud speakers to project Grand Mosque sermons 9km

By Courtney Trenwith

    Sunday, 13 July 2014 11:14 AM

About 4,000 loud speakers have been installed around the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Islam’s holiest site, in what authorities say will enable the call to prayer to be heard 9 kilometres away.

Saudi Arabia is undergoing a $2bn renovation and extension of the mosque so it can accommodate 1 million pilgrims at any one time.

Grand Mosque operations director Faras Al Saadi said the new speakers would enable more people to participate in the mosque’s prayers without entering the exact site.

“A technical committee has chosen only the most advanced brands and models after examining the most effective sound systems worldwide,” he said, according to local media.

“Thanks to this premium quality speakers, prayers will be heard up to 9,000 meters away, from Gaza Street to Ibrahim Khalil Street.

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