An Islamic group makes a generous move that others (i.e., in Hamtramck, Michigan) would do well to follow. From the Hindustan Times, with thanks to Yoel Natan:
An Islamic centre here has taken a step that other communities and the leaders of the political establishment would do well to follow. The influential Nadwatul-Darul-Uloom issued an edict last week advising Muslims not to obstruct traffic or cause inconvenience to the public while offering namaaz. It also asked the community to check the excessive use of loudspeakers.
Namaaz-e-janaza is Islamic funeral prayer.
The edict was issued by the department responsible for issuing rulings in response to questions sent in by a retired colonel, Mohsin Shamsi. It said: “If a place to offer the namaaz-e-janaza is available in the vicinity, prayer should be offered at that place. “¦ when there is no other way out, the namaaz may be offered on the road, but to cause inconvenience by blocking the thoroughfare is a wrongful act.”
The edict also advised the community to check the use of loudspeakers, because it disturbs non-Muslims and sick people, who should be given due consideration. If needed, loudspeakers could be used for brief periods.