In this fast-paced world, many of us keep religious hymns and music as ringtones on our mobile phones, maybe as a small gesture towards remembering God.
However, according to recent reports, a Muslim organization has issued a fatwa over using verses from the Koran as ringtones, saying that answering the call while the aayat (verses from the Koran) is going on is a sin.
The panel of clerics in Kanpur also said that taking a cellphone to the toilet as it rings is a sin because aayat cannot be heard in a toilet. They also condemned the habit that people have of keeping cell phones on vibration mode while attending prayer services.
A fatwa in the Islamic faith is a religious opinion on Islamic law issued by an Islamic scholar.