Dhaka: A distinguished Muslim Bangladeshi cleric Maulana Ahmadullah has issued a fatwa in opposition to individuals utilizing Fb’s ‘Haha’ emoji, calling it “completely haram (forbidden)” for Muslims.
In response to media studies, the cleric who has over three million followers on Fb and YouTube posted a video warning in opposition to using Haha react on Fb as it may be thought of as a solution to mock individuals.
In a three-minute video, Ahmadullah stated that individuals these days use the ‘Haha’ emoji to “mock” individuals, whereas including that utilizing it only for enjoyable is ok. “In case your response was meant to mock…individuals…it’s completely forbidden in Islam,” he added.
“These days we use Fb’s haha emojis to mock individuals. If we react with haha emojis purely out of enjoyable and the identical was meant by the one who posted the content material, it’s effective. But when your response was meant to mock or ridicule individuals who posted or made feedback on social media, it’s completely forbidden in Islam,” Ahmadullah stated within the video.
“For God’s sake, I request you to chorus from this act. Don’t react with ‘haha’ to mock somebody. If you happen to harm a Muslim, he could reply with dangerous language that will be sudden,” he stated additional.
Whereas a lot of his followers agreed along with his instructing, a number of others made enjoyable of it — utilizing the “haha” emoji.