Fatwa: # 45827
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: African Country
Date: 27th July 2020


Can one have the name of Allah taa'la as a ringtone?


As salaamu Alaikum
Respected Mufti /Maulana .

Can one have the name of Allah taa'la as a ringtone or if the name of Allah taa'la is part of nasheed or  poetry


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The names of Allah Taalah deserve utmost respect. Allah Taalah says in the Quran:

اِنَّمَا المُؤمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ اِذَا ذُكِرَ اللّٰهُ وَجِلَت قُلُوبُهُم وَاِذَا تُلِيَت عَلَيهِم اٰيٰتُه زَادَتهُماِيمَانًا وَّعَلٰى رَبِّهِم يَتَوَكَّلُونَ ﴿8:2﴾

Translation: “The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely”.(Surah Al Anfal:2)

When we hear the name of Allah, our hearts ought to respond with awe and reverence. That is not so in a ringtone.

It is disrespectful and thus not permissible to use the name of Allah in a ringtone. It is permissible to use a nasheed or poetry as a ringtone if it does not have music in it.

However it is advisable to have a standard ringtone (which is not musical), vibration, beeps, a voice recording or sounds of, for example, water flowing, birds chirping etc. After all, the purpose of the tone is to alert one of incoming calls, and only lasts for a few seconds.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ahmad Patel

Student Darul Iftaa

South  Africa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

وقال الذين كفروا لا تسمعوا لهذا القرآن والغوا فيه لعلكم تغلبون (41:26)

And the disbelievers said: “do not listen to the Qur’an and rather make noise, so that you do not get overpowered (i.e. by the words of the Qur’an)”

{ ذلك ومن يعظم شعائر الله فإنها من تقوى القلوب (32الحج) }

If one observes the sanctity of the symbols of Allah, then such things emanate from the piety of the hearts. [22:32]

( فتاوى قاضيخان: ج 3 ص 326 ط دار الكتب العلمية (

رجل جاء إلى تاجر ليشتري منه ثوبا ، فلما فتح المتاع قال: سبحان الله ، أو قال: اللهم صل على محمد ، إن أراد بذلك إعلام المشتري بجودة ثوبه ومتاعه كره

( الفتاوى البزازية: ج 2 ص 473 ط دار الكتب العلمية (

إذا قدم واحد من العظماء إلى مجلس فسبح أو صلى عليه عليه الصلاة والسلام إعلاما بقدومه حتى ينفرج له الناس أو يقوموا له يأثم لأنه جعل اسم الله تعالى وصلاته على رسوله عليه السلام وسيلة على تعظيم الغير ، واستحلال هذا الصنع واعتقاده عبادة لا خفاء في أنه أمر هائل عظيم نعوذ بالله سبحانه من ذلك ، وقد ابتلينا به في ديارنا

( الفتاوى الهندية: ج 5 ص 389 ط دار الكتب العلمية )

يكره أن يقرأ القرآن في الحمام ؛ لأنه موضع النجاسات ، ولا يقرأ في بيت الخلاء ، كذا في فتاوى قاضيخان ... ( و بعد أسطر ) ...لا يقرأ جهرا عند المشتغلين بالأعمال ومن حرمة القرآن أن لا يقرأ في الأسواق ، وفي موضع اللغو كذا في القنية ( الفتاوى الهندية: ج 5 ص 391 ط دار الكتب العلمية )


الكلام منه ما يوجب أجرا كالتسبيح والتحميد وقراءة القرآن والأحاديث النبوية وعلم الفقه ، وقد يأثم به إذا فعله في مجلس الفسق وهو يعلمه لما فيه من الاستهزاء والمخالفة لموجبه



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