A YouTuber called her New York Muslims worried about Tarawih prayers in Times Square

A YouTuber called her New York Muslims worried about Tarawih prayers in Times Square Several members of the Muslim community in New York have expressed concern about holding Tarawih prayers in the famous Times Square, following an invitation from a YouTuber who said he hoped the spectacle of congregational prayer would help non-Muslims learn about Islam.  Several members of the Muslim community in New York have expressed concern about the first Tarawih prayer in Times Square on Saturday.  And "Times Square", a square in Manhattan in New York, located at the intersection of Broadway Street and Seventh Avenue, and its square is one of the largest commercial centers that tourists come to enjoy the entertainment venues there.  The event organizer, who asked to be addressed as SQ, said he hoped the congregational prayer scene would help non-Muslims learn about Islam.  Many Muslim New Yorkers expressed concern about the desire to hold religious events at the site, claiming that it was inappropriate to perform prayers in the presence of giant billboards that often displayed images of male and female models in immodestly dress.  They said, "Tarawih is supposed to be a special worship. We don't understand why this should be done in Times Square. Have you seen the billboards?"  In response, SQ, who has more than 152,000 followers on Instagram and has about 400,000 subscribers on YouTube, said about 1,200 people had registered to attend the prayer, and he expected more to participate.  "Times Square brings people from all over New York City and the world, and it gives a sense of vitality," he told Middle East Eye .  He added, "God inspired me to hold an advocacy event, which will not only unite Muslims together, but will teach non-Muslims what is related to Ramadan, why we fast during it, and educate them primarily about Islam, while creating the largest Islamic and historical event ever," according to his description.  Critics also said: "Will they completely silence Times Square, the loudest place where loud music can be heard everywhere, while chanting the most beautiful words of God. Good luck with that."  The local authorities in New York have not commented on the event yet.  It was also not clear whether mosques, mayors or local authorities supported the project, or participated in organizing the event.

Several members of the Muslim community in New York have expressed concern about holding Tarawih prayers in the famous Times Square, following an invitation from a YouTuber who said he hoped the spectacle of congregational prayer would help non-Muslims learn about Islam.

Several members of the Muslim community in New York have expressed concern about the first Tarawih prayer in Times Square on Saturday.

And "Times Square", a square in Manhattan in New York, located at the intersection of Broadway Street and Seventh Avenue, and its square is one of the largest commercial centers that tourists come to enjoy the entertainment venues there.

The event organizer, who asked to be addressed as SQ, said he hoped the congregational prayer scene would help non-Muslims learn about Islam.

Many Muslim New Yorkers expressed concern about the desire to hold religious events at the site, claiming that it was inappropriate to perform prayers in the presence of giant billboards that often displayed images of male and female models in immodestly dress.

They said, "Tarawih is supposed to be a special worship. We don't understand why this should be done in Times Square. Have you seen the billboards?"

In response, SQ, who has more than 152,000 followers on Instagram and has about 400,000 subscribers on YouTube, said about 1,200 people had registered to attend the prayer, and he expected more to participate.

"Times Square brings people from all over New York City and the world, and it gives a sense of vitality," he told Middle East Eye .

He added, "God inspired me to hold an advocacy event, which will not only unite Muslims together, but will teach non-Muslims what is related to Ramadan, why we fast during it, and educate them primarily about Islam, while creating the largest Islamic and historical event ever," according to his description.

Critics also said: "Will they completely silence Times Square, the loudest place where loud music can be heard everywhere, while chanting the most beautiful words of God. Good luck with that."

The local authorities in New York have not commented on the event yet.

It was also not clear whether mosques, mayors or local authorities supported the project, or participated in organizing the event.
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