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RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR: HARAM FOR MUSLIMS TO PLAY GUITAR, PIANO & TRUMPET

Islam allegedly forbids Muslims from playing musical instruments like guitar, piano or trumpets as they go against the hadiths, a religious scholar said today. In his paper on Islam and entertainment presented at a national forum here, Abdul Raof Nurin said the Shafie stream of Islam only allows Muslims to listen to music that touches on love for the religion, and urged those who want to play musical instruments to preferably stick to the gong or kompang.

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SUPERMARKET APOLOGISES AFTER MUSLIM CASHIER REFUSED TO HANDLE CUSTOMER’S HAM & WINE

A Muslim cashier at a Tesco store refused to serve a customer buying ham and wine because he said it was Ramadan. The till operator told Julie Cottle he would not touch the items as they are considered forbidden by Islam and said she should use the self- service tills instead. When Miss Cottle, 43, from Neasden, north-west London, complained to the manager, he backed the worker’s right to refuse to serve her because it was the holy month of Ramadan and he was fasting. But Tesco has now apologised for Monday’s incident and said the worker had been ‘spoken to’.

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