Making Athaan as a ringtone in mobile phone or computer

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Question

 As Salaam Alaykum Sheikh, Can one keep "Adhaan" as alarm/reminder tone or calling tone in cell phones or computer? I usually wake up by "Adhaan" called through computer for Fajr prayer. Is this corect? Thank you.
 
Answer
 
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.
 
It is permissible to make the Athaan as a ringtone for the alarm or in the computer in a way that reminds a Muslim of the time of the prayer.
 
Also, we do not see any prohibition in making the Athaan or anything in which there is a mention of Allah as a ringtone in a mobile phone, but we advise to avoid this because the person who receives the calls on his mobile phone does not have control over the time or the place when he receives the calls, as he might receive a call when in the toilet whereas it is known that we are ordered to protect the mention of Allah from dirty and filthy places.
 
May Allah increase your zeal in doing good and always enable you to wake up for the Fajr prayer.
 
Allah Knows best.
 
Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb

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