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Various Rulings on Mobile Ring-tones
« on: November 19, 2007, 10:54:25 AM »
Various Rulings on Mobile Ring-tones

Mobile Ringtones
http://shaykh.wordpress.com/2007/01/26/mobile-phone-ring-tones/
by Muhammad Abdullah
Friday, January 26, 2007

Shaykh Mohammad Saleem mentioned the following, regarding the types of ring tones a Muslim should have on his mobile:

One should endeavour to switch off our mobiles when coming into the Masjid. If we leave them on silent then at least wait till you go outside before looking at them. It is haraam to have musical ring tones. (Even though those who do this have good intentions) it is also inappropriate to have Adhaan or Qiraah as ring tones. The Qur'aan and Adhaan were not sent to this world in order to inform us that a friend of ours is ringing us on our mobile.

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Turkish imam to fine owners of ringing mobile phones during prayers
http://www.ntvmsnbc.com/news/404881.asp
April 6, 2007
The plan to fine those whose mobile phones ring during the namaz or prayers has been welcomed by public and is expected to spread into other parts of the province.
MUS - The mufti or senior Muslim cleric for the southeastern Turkish city of Mus has ordered that anyone whose mobile phone rings while they are praying in one of the region's mosques should pay a fine of 10 Turkish lira. Mufti Ali Melek said that the money raised from the fines would be go towards the needs of Mus' mosques. Currently, the fine is limited to the city of Mus but soon would spread throughout the province, according to Melek.

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A Fatwa Against Ringtones
October 09, 2006
http://www.textually.org/ringtonia/archives/2006/10/013759.htm

According to Cellular News, an imam at a Mosque in Saudi Arabia issued a fatwa against mobile phones after one rang during prayers on Saturday, playing Arabic pop music. "The fatwa states that the next time somebody allows their phone to go off in the congregation, the imam could throw the guilty person out of the mosque."

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Using musical tunes on mobile phones
Taken from islam-qa - Sheikh Munajjid

Question:
Is there anything wrong with using mobile phones which play tunes, because these tunes are a kind of music, or not? In fact it is possible to avoid this problem by using a mobile telephone whose ringing tone is a verse of Qur'aan.

ANSWER:

Praise be to Allaah.  The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stated that musical instruments are haraam when he said: "There will be among my ummah people who will regard as permissible adultery, silk, alcohol and musical instruments." Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5590.

This hadeeth indicates that musical instruments are haraam in two ways. Firstly, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said "they will regard as permissible," which clearly indicates that the things mentioned - including musical instruments - are forbidden in sharee'ah but those people will regard them as permissible.  Secondly, musical instruments are mentioned alongside things which are definitively forbidden, namely adultery and alcohol. If they were not haraam, they would not be mentioned alongside these things. (al-Silsilah al-Saheehah by al-Albaani, 1/140-141).

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: This hadeeth indicates that musical instruments are haraam. (Majmoo' al-Fataawa, 11/535).

It is possible to do without these haraam tunes by setting the phone to ring with an ordinary tone, or something else that is not regarded as a musical tune.

The Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas was asked about the ruling on musical tunes on mobile phones. They replied: 

It is not permissible to use musical tunes for telephones or any other devices, because listening to musical instruments is haraam, as is indicated by the evidence of sharee'ah. It is possible to do without them by using the ordinary ringing tone. And Allaah is the Source of strength.  Majallat al-Da'wah, issue no. 1790, p. 42.

The questioner mentioned that it is possible to set the ringing tone as a verse of Qur'aan, but it is better not to do that, because there is the fear that this may be a kind of disrespect towards the Holy Qur'aan. Allaah revealed the Qur'aan to be a Book of guidance showing the right way, to be recited and pondered and acted upon, not to be a means of alerting people. It is sufficient for the questioner to set his phone to an ordinary ringing tone. And Allaah knows best.

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Mobile phones making haraam sounds
Taken from islam-qa - Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

Question:
What is your opinion of what we hear of the annoying ringing of mobile phones with a musical ring and their being so popular that they are even heard in the mosques?.

Answer:
Praise be to Allaah. 

Setting mobile phones to ring with a musical tone is reprehensible and haraam, and it is even worse and more haraam if that happens in the houses of Allaah, namely the mosques, because that is openly committing falsehood and haraam in that place, so the sin of the one who brings it with him is even worse in the mosque. It is known that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stated that musical instruments are haraam, meaning the instruments that give these musical sounds. These mobile phones have these sounds recorded in them which is repeated every time a call comes to the owner of the phone.  I wonder what will be recorded in the record of deeds of those who make their mobile phones play music in the houses of Allaah during the prayer, and disturb themselves and others, and make the voice of falsehood and the musical instruments of the Shaytaan echo loudly in the houses of Allaah. 

Do they not fear their Lord and repent to Him and give up what they are doing and change this evil, especially when there is a permissible alternative in the other regular, non-musical sounds that they can choose for the phone's ring?

We should note that the ringing of the telephone, even if it is a permissible sound, should still be turned off before entering the mosque, so that it will not disturb the worshippers.

And Allaah is the One Whose help we seek and to whom we complain. There is no power and no strength except with Allaah.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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Qur'anic Ringtones Haram
Arab News

MAKKAH, 9 November 2007 - The Islamic Jurisprudence Council banned the use of the verses of the Holy Qur'an as ringtones for mobile phones because it impinges on the sacred character of the Muslim Holy Book, the Saudi Press Agency reported yesterday.

"It is demeaning and degrading to the verses of the Holy Book to stop abruptly at the middle of a recitation or neglecting the recitation, as happens when they are used as ringtones in mobile phones. On the other hand, recording the verses from the Holy Qur'an in phone sets with the intention of recitation and listening is a virtuous act," the scholars attending the council said in a statement.

During the six-day meeting of the council in Makkah, which began Nov. 3 under the chairmanship of Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, 70 Muslim dignitaries and scholars tackled a number of important issues. On behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal opened the first session of the council.

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SEE ALSO:

    * Accompanying Cell Phones When Praying at the Masjid

Courtesy: AL-ISLAAH PUBLICATIONS ( www.everymuslim.net )
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Re: Various Rulings on Mobile Ring-tones
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007, 12:56:49 PM »
Allah ya saka da alkheiri for this reminder, as for
me already na fara aiki da wannan fatawan, i have
changed my ringtone to that old telephone my round
dialing girin girin girin to be on the safe side.
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Re: Various Rulings on Mobile Ring-tones
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2007, 02:59:08 PM »
Very informative.
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Re: Various Rulings on Mobile Ring-tones
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 02:59:38 PM »
Qur’anic Ringtones Haram
 
9 November 2007 - The Islamic Jurisprudence Council banned the use of the verses of the Holy Qur’an as ringtones for mobile phones because it impinges on the sacred character of the Muslim Holy Book, the Saudi Press Agency reported yesterday.
 
“It is demeaning and degrading to the verses of the Holy Book to stop abruptly at the middle of a recitation or neglecting the recitation, as happens when they are used as ringtones in mobile phones. On the other hand, recording the verses from the Holy Qur’an in phone sets with the intention of recitation and listening is a virtuous act,” the scholars attending the council said in a statement.
 
During the six-day meeting of the council in Makkah, which began Nov. 3 under the chairmanship of Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, 70 Muslim dignitaries and scholars tackled a number of important issues. On behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal opened the first session of the council.
 
The council decided that Muslims are permitted to determine the sex of a fetus provided it was a medical necessity, such as when ascertaining diseases that are suspected to affect boys and not girls, and vice versa. The council said three doctors would be required to confirm the medical necessity of the procedure.
 
The council also approved damaging an ovary that could lead to a disabled child, but said that trying to control the sex of a child was strictly prohibited.
 
The council also encouraged Muslims in the West to participate in elections in non-Muslim countries and play an effective political role, especially if elections brought about public good or prevented social evils.
 
It said this was the only way for Muslims abroad to secure their rights.
 
It also encouraged Muslims in the West to integrate into Western societies but cautioned them against adopting any Western habits that are contrary to the principles of Islam.
 
Those who presented papers included Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdullah Al-Subeyel, imam of the Grand Mosque. In the concluding session yesterday, the Islamic Jurisprudence Council emphasized that dialogue with non-Muslims supported by well-prepared media programs are essential in confronting anti-Islamic campaigns.
 
The council called on Pakistanis and Palestinians to stand united in solving their problems.
 
Islamic scholars from various parts of the world, who attended the conference, also called for the upholding of Islamic unity and adherence to the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah (Tradition of the Prophet), while tackling issues affecting Muslim countries such as Iraq , Somalia and Afghanistan .
 

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Re: Various Rulings on Mobile Ring-tones
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 03:10:55 PM »
*Ringtunes & Prayer*

Prayer is the most important act that we can ever hope to perform in this
world: It is the celebration of remembrance of Allah, our Creator and
Sustainer; our sure connection with Him; and our key to salvation and
eternal bliss.

It is therefore imperative that we enter Prayer in a state of utter
concentration and presence of mind. In order to attain this goal, it is only
proper of us to do everything possible within our means to dispel all
distracting thoughts and keep away all those things that may decrease or
affect our concentration. Thus, we ought to switch off our cell phones and
other devices, if at all we are taking them with us to Prayer. It is even
better that we do not take them along with us to Prayer. If we are not
supposed to distract one another even by reciting the Qur'an, we need not
mention other types of distractions.

This said, if we happened to carry our cell phones to the Prayer hall and it
rang, we must switch it off immediately. By failing to do so, we are not
only distracting ourselves but also everyone else in the congregation.

This single act alone would not render our Prayer invalid, but the issue is
different if we keep on doing it often: According to scholarly consensus,
repeating such acts often would definitely render the Prayer as invalid.

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Re: Various Rulings on Mobile Ring-tones
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007, 05:24:23 PM »
To nima dai sai ince ALLAH YASAKAWA aunty da alheri,yakuma bamu ikon amfani da abinda munka gani.

 


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