A call for peace: Islamic smartphone ready for launch

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An Islamic smartphone hoping to keep Muslims connected will be launched for the last week of Ramadan, Saudi-based Arab News reported on Saturday.

The “Peace Mobile” is the brainchild of Dr. Zakir Naik, an internationally renowned public speaker on Islam and comparative religion. He is president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) which owns the Dubai-based Islamic channel Peace TV.

The smartphone is well equipped to compete with more famous brands, boasting a 4.6-inch screen, a 5 megapixel camera and a 4GB memory.

Unlike other phones, though, the Peace Mobile comes pre-loaded with Dr Zakir Naik’s books and videos on Islam and comparative religion in several languages, as well as Islamic wallpapers, apps and ringtones.

Thousands in Saudi Arabia have already ordered the gadget online, according to Arab News.

The phone seeks to implement “Islamic ethos in daily life,” according to its advertisement.

Dr. Zakir Naik is well known for his belief in reconciling Islam with modern science and education. He gave a talk last month on science and the Qur’an in Dubai which was drew hundreds of people, Gulf News reported.

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