Friday, September 28, 2007

Cellphones With Bluetooth Are "Haraam"

"Haraam" is an Islamic term which describes anything that is forbidden. Muslims who use devices equipped with the Bluetooth technology are now in violation of Islamic law.

Riyadh, 27 Sept. (AKI) - Saudi Arabia's top Muslim body has issued a fatwa or religious edict banning the use of wireless Bluetooth technology for sending photographs, video and audio on cellular telephones.

Cellphones equipped with Bluetooth are "haram" or prohibited according to the laws of Islam, the Council of the Ulema has declared.

Saudi authorities have in the past cracked down on people carrying in shopping malls cellular phones equipped with cameras. It was alleged that such phones were used by men to photograph women illegally.

Other examples of "Haraam" can be found here:

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