January 2, 2013
Cell Phones Fatwa Invites India Uproar
A new fatwa by a leading Islamic seminary banning the use of multimedia cell phones on its Cairo campus is inviting uproar over the right of students to get access to advanced technology, reports Onislam.
Such features (cameras and videos) cause an adverse effect on academics,” Maulana Abdul Khalik, deputy vice-chancellor of Asia's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, told Times of India on Tuesday, January 1.
We've cautioned students from whom such cellphones were seized. Next time, strong disciplinary action would be taken against erring students.
The fatwa won support from leading Muslim groups in India.
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