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23 May 2017 14:44 (South Africa)

UAE issues fatwa against vuvuzelas

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in the United Arab Emirates has issued a fatwa against vuvuzelas. If an instrument makes a noisy louder than 100 decibels (and vuvuzelas can reach sound levels of at least 127 decibels), it can cause hearing damage, which makes it haram.  Read more: The National

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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