This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Allow loud call for prayer (Adhan) in UK mosques

The adhan, or Islamic call to prayer, is an integral part of the Muslim faith. The number of people practicing the religion of Islam in the United Kingdom exceeds 3 million. Some neighborhood towns have more than 50% Muslim population.

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I believe its the right time to experiment and allow highly muslim populated areas with a loud call for prayer atleast 3 times a day not during anti-social hours.

This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months

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Government responded

This response was given on 4 October 2016

Britain has a proud tradition of religious tolerance and we support people’s right to conduct their lives in accordance with their faith.

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Britain is a country with a proud history of upholding the values of faith, and of recognising the principle of freedom of religious observance for all citizens.

The Government recognises the unique contribution that people of faith make to their own local communities and to wider society. Britain’s religious and racial diversity strengthens and enriches our society. Freedom of religious observance for all citizens is an important principle of a free society.

Anyone wishing to discuss public calls to worship should speak to their local authority.

Department for Communities and Local Government