Fatwa: Koran vers som ringetone for mobiltelefon

Mange bruker koran vers, naat, nasheed osv. som ringetoner for mobiltelefon. Med en gang jeg hører en fin koran vers på mobiltelefon så blir den plutselig avbrutt ved at folk tar opp tlf. Det er irriterende. Det har også kommet fatwa om dette at ringetoner på mobiltelefon er forbudt å ha.

Muslim clerics ban Koranic ringtones
Nov 8, 2007

RIYADH (AFP) — A Saudi-based Muslim clerics’ organization has banned the use of Koranic verses as mobile phone ringtones after a six-day meeting in the holy city of Mecca, a statement said on Thursday.

«It is forbidden to use verses of the Koran as mobile telephone ringtones because any such use would damage the Koran by their abrupt interruption of the psalm verses or by sounding in inappropriate places,» said the fatwa, or religious edict, issued by the Islamic Jurisprudence Council.

Around 70 Muslim clerics attended the meeting in Mecca chaired by Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti, Sheikh Abdelaziz Al-Sheikh, and held under the auspices of the Muslim World League.

The Saudi-owned daily Al-Hayat reported that there had been «a turbulent debate» at the meeting on the ringtone issue.

In recent years many clerics, especially from Egypt, have denounced the use of Koranic verses in mobile telephony, believing it to be a frivolity that impinges on the sacred character of the Muslim holy book.

Advertising for downloading verses from the Koran has also come under fire.

AFP