Friday 15 Jumada al-ula 1444 - 9 December 2022

Musical tunes on cell phones are haraam


On many cell phones there are musical tunes. Is it permissible to select one of these tunes instead of the regular ringing?


Praise be to Allah.

It is not permissible to use the musical tunes on telephones or any other kind of gadget, because listening to musical instruments is haraam as is indicated by the evidence of sharee’ah. We should do without them and use the regular ringing. And Allaah is the Source of strength. 

May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions, and grant them peace. 

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Source: The Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas.  Al-Da’wah Magazine, issue no. 1795, p. 42