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Good day, brothers and sisters. I've recently been struck with a piece of knowledge: music is haram in Islam. I've checked a couple websites and they all seemed to support the music is haram. Now, I don't quite understand this. There are articles about how music drives a person's mind away from the Creator, and that music causes inappropriate feelings to arise, such as arousal and such. I don't quite understand this because neither to I feel distant from God while listening to music, nor do I get aroused. If anything, music calms my mind when I feel inappropriate feelings. And when I listen to music, I KNOW that it was God who give musicians the ability to make music. Can someone pleas clarify this for me? Listening to music is the only thing I find joyful in life. Finding out that the one thing I love the most in life is a sin is devastating. It's like being best friends with someone, only to find out years later that that person was plotting your downfall all along.

asked 13113 EnesNadir's gravatar image

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dont be among those Allah was referring in sirat 33(ahzab) verse 36 l quote"it is not for a believer man or woman when Allah & his messenger have decreed matter that they that they should have any opinion in their decision. And whoso ever disobey Allah & his messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error.those verse & hadith are proof against u.

answered 355 salihu's gravatar image

David sang songs of praise and there was a chief musician. were they doing "haraam" things?

Alot of you people seem to be trying to sway the believers, and you yourselves are given to superstition, you need to repent.

answered 316 jook's gravatar image

You are wrong here @jook, Do you know what "Songs of Praise" are? They are Hamd and Naats which we all admire and recite.

(Mar 09 '13 at 05:51) believer ♦ believer's gravatar image

I think that there is a good reason why music can and is haram . Like listening to it when one should be in prayer... Or like spending to much time listening to it. our time is precious and should be spent wisely. Also note that subliminal messages are put in music especially main stream music. Once I realized what I was listening to it was clear I don't need music in my life. Nor do I need the images of tv. And if your going to listen to songs that praise Allah subhana WA taala , why wouldn't you rather recite the Qur'an subhana Allah! Even spending to much time here can be haram. Right?? Just sharing my thoughts Allah subhana WA taala knows best

answered 1.6k314 sadie's gravatar image

I wasn't referring to David from what's mentioned in "the hadiths" I was referring to PSALMS. So don't make up lies saying that what I said is "incorrect" because you yourself are in the wrong. Have you not read the gospel? you are trying to adress a splinter in someones eye when there is a plank in your own. YOU people are not part of Islam.

answered 316 jook's gravatar image

What source of Law will you seek other than Allah?

there are the psalms, the proverbs, the torah, the injeel these are things revealed by God himself, the Lord Allah. Is there any reference in the qur'an or former scriptures that give ANY credibility whatsoever to these "hadeeths" that you people want to try to force on the true believers so badly? so ill intended? Evil livers.

answered 316 jook's gravatar image
edited Mar 08 '13 at 16:57

Ok now wait a minute why are you so upset?

(Mar 08 '13 at 19:14) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

i dont like how people turn Islam into hadithology either

(Mar 09 '13 at 04:09) pargali pargali's gravatar image

@jook do you know what "Songs of Praise" means? They are Hamd and Naats which we all admire and recite we don't use the word sing but recite. So David (PBUH) have recited Hamd (In Praise of Allah) and in Jannah as well, David (PBUH) will recite Holy Qur'an.

And the people who just want everything from Holy Qur'an my answer to them is that, in Holy Qur'an no where the procedure of performing Salaah is provided so will they leave offering Salaah?

(Mar 09 '13 at 05:55) believer ♦ believer's gravatar image

Good point believer.

(Mar 10 '13 at 11:57) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

@sadie Thanks for the support.

@jook here is the reference from Holy Qur'an regarding the Credibility of Hadeeths (S.A.W).

And obey Allah and the Messenger that you may obtain mercy. (3:132)

Allah (S.W.T) instructs the believers to Obey the Messenger, so to follow the Sunnah and Hadeeths (S.A.W) is obligatory on every Muslim. As Holy Qur'an tells us to do. I have quoted multiple verses below in my answer.

Now, provide me procedure of offering Salaah from Qur'an or will you leave offering Salaah because you don't believe in credibility of Hadeeths (S.A.W) ?

(Mar 10 '13 at 12:52) believer ♦ believer's gravatar image

Hey , if you need a lot of proofs , why don't you ask your questions in sites like islamqa or islamhelpline , huh ? there are skilled persons who will answer you questions with a lot of proofs from quran and hadith.

answered 1.8k2313 Muhammad%20Abdul%20Ahad's gravatar image


You haven't understood what I said. First of all Bible was not revealed in English Language, second thing you yourself has provided multiple synonym for "sing" i.e. aloud for joy, cry out, be joyful etc. I have also used a synonym which is "recite" better then "sing" so what is the debate? When one read the Holy Qur'an or the caller convey Aazan we don't say that they are singing holy words but they are reciting. Plus you can check my detailed answer on this topic on previous page that I also said, every music is not haram or halal but there are conditions which makes it halal or haram and I have provided them as well in my answer.

Last thing, I am Alhamdulillah a Muslim and I Believe what Holy Qur'an and Sunnah says because previous scriptures have been corrupted and not in the form in which they were revealed, however it is another debate. So, yes Christians and Jews may take guidance from their scriptures but as for we Muslims, Holy Qur'an and Sunnah of Holy Prophet (S.A.W) is the Ultimate Guidance.

answered 1.2k16 believer's gravatar image
edited Mar 09 '13 at 16:43

Bring proof from the Qur'an that there is any place which says ANY type of music is "haraam" then. There are specifics as to the only things which are haraam. There is no place in the Qur'an that says that previous scriptures have been "corrupted" so if you believe that they have, you believe that God's word has been corrupted, and you are believing one of the Devil's lies by following the worldly view that the scriptures are not genuine. There is no proof in the Qur'an that the books that people have labeled as "sunnah" are even truth. Why for instance, are those hadiths and sunnah that you like so much so EXPENSIVE? It is a ploy, to make money, for unbelieving, prideful evil-livers. Wicked people. That's one reason, but also they intend to sway the believers.

The Qur'an is not the psalms, The Qur'an is recited. Psalms are sang.

I have a question for you, do you even believe in the book of Revelations?

"O you who have attained to faith! Hold fast unto your belief in God and His Apostle, and in the divine writ which He has bestowed from on high upon His Apostle, step by step, as well as in the revelation which He sent down aforetime: for he who denies God, and His angels, and His revelations, and His apostles, and the Last Day, has indeed gone far astray."

answered 316 jook's gravatar image
edited Mar 09 '13 at 16:56

It's all about intention. You have to take into account the social environment in which these Hadiths came to be. They are not in a vacuum and even saying that it's possible to understand them faithfully by a purely literal interpretation is such a common fallacy among conservative Muslims today. Look: assuming that all of the intentions of the Hadiths are 100% accurate, you still can't try to just literally interpret them since our whole condition is different. When we hear music, it's not in the same setting that it would have been during the Prophet's (SAWS) time, when it was common for musical performances to be associated with indulgence, sin, et cetera. Now you can listen to music on an iPod and you don't have to be in a special social category of people who frequent the dens of iniquity where music usually was performed. Same for poetry. The Prophet (SAWS) loved good poetry, but also criticized the social class of poets because they had a role of special power in the society of that time. So the basic message is: 3aql wa-tawakkul. Think well about it but also trust in God (ta3aala). The modern setting where music might be haraam is a rave where people are doing ecstasy and grinding on each other with wild abandon. So yeah, avoid that. But it is just a gigantic slice of taqliid to say: He (S) said people that listen to music are bad, so forever all people who listen to music are bad. That's you putting limitations on the Prophet's (S) intelligence. Don't just mindlessly do taqliid. 3aql wa-tawakkul. Besides, music has a long and glorious tradition among Islamic peoples. And a basic consideration: since we live in 2013, you are only fooling yourself if you think you can understand the meaning of the Sunnah out of context. Thinking that you can literally apply every aspect of the Sunnah to your life in modern Jakarta or Delhi or New York is ridiculous because our understanding is irreparably limited by the way we in the 21st century learn, and we really have no choice in the matter - anything we know will be known through a modern set of assumptions and biases, and is therefore automatically very far removed from the society of the Prophet (SAWS). Just keep your niyyah good and you'll be fine. The extreme literalism is the bid`ah because it creates new ways of acting.

answered 2016 tursun's gravatar image


Let me prove you from the Holy Qur'an the importance of Sunnah of Holy Prophet (S.A.W). Holy Qur'an itself says to Obey Messenger (S.A.W),

And obey Allah and the Messenger that you may obtain mercy. (3:132)

And whoso obeys Allah and the Messenger, they will be with those to whom Allah has shown favour, of the Prophets and the Truthful and the Martyrs and the Righteous, and the best of Companions are they! (4:69)

He who obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah ; but those who turn away - We have not sent you over them as a guardian. (4:80)

Now, tell me do you even believe in Holy Prophet (S.A.W)? Because you guys are totally neglecting the Sunnah and Hadith (S.A.W).

The companions of Holy Prophet (S.A.W) spent their lives in writing the sayings of Holy Prophet (S.A.W) because they knew the importance of them, they knew they are securing a treasure for this Ummah and you people after 1400years think that Hadith (S.A.W) has no value? Check my answer on previous page, I have also quoted a verse from Holy Qur'an regarding this issue.

So, I have proved from the Holy Qur'an the importance of Hadith (S.A.W), that your and my Lord Allah (S.W.T) himself said multiple times to the believers in Holy Qur'an to Obey Messenger.


And regarding your question that I believe in previous Revelations or not?

Answer: Yes, I do believe in previous revelations what were sent by Allah (S.W.T), not today's corrupted Bible, edited by people's own hand, not in the exact form in which it was revealed. Plus, Bible and Jesus (PBUH) were sent only for Bani-Israel (Children of Israel) not for the whole humanity and I am not from Bani-Israel (Children of Israel). And for my guidance I read The Holy Qur'an and Hadith (S.A.W) not the Bible.

Check the definition for Psalms why are you only taking the synonym which supports your argument?

Check the Google dictionary,

psalms plural of psalm (Noun)Noun

  1. A sacred song or hymn, in particular any of those contained in the biblical Book of Psalms and used in Christian and Jewish worship.

  2. A book of the Bible comprising a collection of religious verses, sung or recited in both Jewish and Christian worship.

And its only the matter of synonym nothing more.


Now you provide me from the Holy Qur'an the procedure of performing Salaah. You will only find Allah (S.W.T) encouraging believers to offer Salaah but the procedure is not provided in Holy Qur'an. Why even Allah (S.W.T) told believers to offer salaah without providing the procedure in Holy Qur'an? Now provide me any verse with the procedure of performing Salaah, and if you couldn't provide me the procedure so will you leave offering Salaah?

Waiting for your answer.

answered 1.2k16 believer's gravatar image
edited Mar 10 '13 at 07:19
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