Phone ringing with a musical ringtone in salaah

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Q: What is the masla regarding cell phones if musical ringtones play in salaah, how should he handle it?

If someone left his phone in his jacket, and the jacket is far and the ringtone plays music in salaah and disturbs the whole jamat then what should he do, break the salaah or continue with his salaah?


A: Before salaah, he should delete the musical ringtones. How can he be so casual about salaah.

If it is disturbing everybody and it is a musical tone then he should break his salaah and be much more careful, cautious and mindful of people as well, apart from being careful of the salaah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

نقل عن خط صاحب البحر على هامشه أن القطع يكون حراما ومباحا ومستحبا وواجبا فالحرام لغير عذر والمباح إذا خاف فوت مال والمستحب القطع للإكمال والواجب لإحياء نفس (رد المحتار ٢/٥٢)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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