We have a wall clock in our home which chimes every hour to the tune of the “Westminster Chimes”. These chimes are heard in churchs throughout the world. Words to this chime are a Christian prayer, as follows:- “Lord through this hour, Be Thou our guide. So, by Thy power. No foot shall slide”. Even though we do not use the clock to remind us of our prayers/islamic events etc, is it permissible to have the clock in our home? Should we remove 1 or 2 notes to make the tune ‘imcomplete’?
The chimes of these westminster clocks are designed by Christians and are Christian orientated. They are meant to indoctrinate the mind with Christian beliefs and ideaologies. It is prohibited for a Muslim to keep such a watch.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai