- 4:45 a.m. - (when "Fajr" prayer is done between the beginning of dawn and sunrise)
- 6:00 a.m. - (sunrise prayer time)
- 12:00 noon - ("Dhuhr" prayer time between declining of the sun and sunset)
- 4:30 p.m. - ("Asr" before sunset prayer time)
- 6:00 p.m. - ("Maghrib" prayer at sunset)
- 7:00 p.m. - ("Isha" prayer after disappearance of twilight)
(the "reporter's" language in the video clip below is rather "colorful" - but it is clearly demonstrative of the point made in this article and the noise decibel levels being "broadcast" from a distance that nearly drown out the "reporter's" own camera audio mic input - this clip from YouTube was sent to me by an anonymous contributor and appears to be shot from a housing development area in Bogor)
It can be like the Chinese water torture or waterboarding in its insidious nature and can wear on you after sometime. It gets even worse during Ramadan and Idul Fitri. Some expats I know actually LEAVE Indonesia during this time and return afterwards as the local scene here is anything but quiet and peaceful.
Just imagine if Christians (or people of other faiths) were to get on their bull horns or loud speakers too in "Praise & Worship." How would the Muslim community feel if I was to set up a Marshall stack amplifier outside my house or in front of a Mosque at 4:00 a.m. in either "Praise & Worship" or break into playing the Star Spangled Banner a la Jimi Hendrix on my Fender Stratocaster? Or how about blasting "God Gave Rock-n-Roll To You" by KISS on load speakers throughout the day? Would my freedom of expression and "Praise & Worship" by honored and upheld?