Millennials might lose it after reading that Bangladeshi cleric has issued a fatwa against people for using the ‘haha’ emoji on Facebook claiming it to mock others.
Muslim cleric Maulana Ahmadullah, who has a huge following on YouTube and Facebook, said that the Facebook's 'haha' emoji is 'totally haram' for Muslims.
"For God’s sake, I request you to refrain from this act. Do not react with ‘haha’ to mock someone. If you hurt a Muslim, he may respond with bad language that would be unexpected," the cleric said in a 3-minute video.
"If we react with haha emojis purely out of fun and the same was intended by the person who posted the content, it's fine", he said. "But if your reaction was intended to mock or ridicule people who posted or made comments on social media, it's totally forbidden in Islam", Ahmadullah added.
Thousands of people reacted to his video, with several hundred making fun of it using the ‘haha’ emoji. Ahmadullah is among Bangladesh’s new crop of internet-savvy Islamic preachers who have drawn millions of followers online, according to reports.
Religious commentaries on religious and social issues by these new-age Islamic preachers are hugely popular on social media platforms attracting millions of views per video. At the same time, many have gained notoriety for their bizarre claims on the origin of the coronavirus.
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