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....Is Music Prohibited in Islam ? If yes , Please Cite Authority ,

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Assalamu Alayku,

Narrated Abu 'Amir or Abu Malik Al-Ash-ari:

That he heard the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying, "From among my followers ther will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful. And there will be some people who will stay near the side of a mountain and in the evening their shepherd will come to them with their sheep and ask them for somethings, but they will say to him, :Return to us tomorrow." Allah will destroy them during the night and will let the mountain fall on them, and He will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so till the Day of Resurrection."

(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 69, Hadith 494)

"And of the people is he who buys the amusement of speech to mislead [others] from the way of Allah without knowledge and who takes it in ridicule. Those will have a humiliating punishment."

(Surah Luqman, Verse 6 - Qur'an)


  • Musical instruments (anything that produces music) today and in the future Muslims will consider that it is allowed in Islam but in fact it is not allowed and is forbidden. You will be punished for this.

  • You can listen to nasheed but if it contains similar sounds to music. Then the nasheed becomes forbidden.


  • Music is forbidden in Islam whether it is just plain music without any sing or music with some one singing.

  • You can listen to nasheed but there should not be any musical sounds in it.

May Allah,

Guide us to the straight path -- Surah Al-Fatihah, Verse 6, Qur'an

Khuda Hafiz

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edited May 09 at 22:27
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