March 14, 2006

Texts 'uplift' Muslim communities

muslimtxt.gif A new mobile phone text messaging service called muslimtext.com, aims to boost the quality of life for Muslims, reports the BBC.

"It sends daily uplifting messages to "spiritually enlighten" its users. Users are able to receive a host of different services, including messages from the Koran, the Muslim holy book, and daily prayers."

Other religions around the world who are using text messaging to spread the good word:

-- Text messages from the Great Synagogue - Sydney's Great Synagogue has become the first Jewish community in the world to send Sabbath greetings via SMS.

-- The Pope used Text Messaging to spread the good word ... the Vatican had a history of embracing new communications media, and cell phones are a natural vehicle for reaching younger believers.

-- Texting faith - New religious text messaging services have been launched in the Philippines.

More in Textually, under SMS and Religion.

emily | 11:13 AM | SMS and Religion | Add this this entry to your del.icio.us bookmarks. Digg This Technorati search results for this Entry
The Permanent Link to this page is: http://textually.org/textually/archives/2006/03/011814.htm
Google+ FaceBook Follow Me on Pinterest
Home | About | ArchivesCopyright © 2014