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Question # : 1726


Asalaam u alaikum I would like to know why is listening to music prohibited in Islam? P.S: I have known a lot of reasons but i need a good solid reason therefore i expect an elaborated reply.

Answer : 1726

Published on: Nov 3, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 489/489=L)


The most important reason is that the Quran and Hadith have prohibited it:

صوتان ملعونان فی الدنیا والآخرۃ مزمار عند نعمۃ و رنۃ عند مصیبۃ

The Ulama have described that music has been declared unlawful by this verse of the Quran:

و من الناس من یشتری لھو الحدیث لیضل عن سبیل اللہ بغیر علم و یتخذھا ھزواً (الآیۃ)

والحاصل ان الآیۃ حرمت کل الملاھی الملھیۃ عن عبادۃ اللہ تعالی، منھا الغناء والمزامیر (احکام القرآن: 3/185)

And when it has been proved haram by the Quran and Hadith there is no need for any other proof.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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