40 Hadith on Music
25th June 2010

(1) Hadhrat Abu Maalik Ash'ari (radhiyallahu anhu) says that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say: "Most certainly, there will be in my Ummah people who will make lawful fornication, silk, liquor and musical instruments." (Bukhaari) (2) In another version of this narration, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Most certainly, people from my Ummah will consume liquor which they will describe with some other name. Over their heads will be playing musical instruments and singing girls. Allah will cause the earth to swallow them, and from among them He will transform into apes and pigs." (Ibn Maajah) The punishment for music and singing is exceptionally severe. Some juhhaal (ignoramuses) have attempted to escape the condemnation of music and singing stated in this Hadith by presenting a very stupid argument. This Hadith is an unambiguous assertion of the hurmat (being haraam/prohibition) of musical instruments. In this Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) uses the word (Yasta-hil-loona, i.e. they will make lawful). He mentioned four acts which people in the later ages would make lawful, viz. fornication, liquor, silk and music. This presupposes that these acts are haraam. It is meaningless to say that a lawful act will be made lawful. This absurdity is the consequence of the stupid and false contention of the proponents of music and singing. A haraam act is made lawful, and this is precisely what Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said. The time will dawn when Muslims will make halaal these four haraam acts. (3) Imraan Bin Husain (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "In this Ummah will be earthquakes, disfiguration (of faces which will be transformed into apes and pigs) and showers of stone (descending o­n them from the heaven)." A man from among the Muslimeen said: "O Rasulullah! When will this be?" Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "When singing girls and musical instruments will become profuse and when liquor will be consumed (in abundance)."(Tirmizi) (4) Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "During the last of ages (in close proximity to Qiyaamah) a nation from my Ummah will be disfigured (and transformed) into apes and pigs." The Sahaabah said: "O Rasulullah! Will they be Muslim?" Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Yes. They will be testifying that there is no deity but Allah and that I am His Rasool, and they will be fasting (in the month of Ramadhaan)." The Sahaabah asked: "O Rasulullah! What will be their condition (to warrant such chastisement)?" Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "They will be indulging in musical instruments, singing girls, musical drums, and they will be consuming liquor. They will o­ne night go to sleep after their liquor and amusement. When they arise in the morning, they will have been disfigured (and transformed into apes and pigs)." (Kaf-fur Ruaa') It is apparent from this Hadith that the musical drum (the tablah of the qawwaals) and similar other kinds of musical drums are not the duff mentioned in the Ahaadith. Musical drums have been declared haraam unanimously by all authorities from the very age of the Sahaabah. (5) According to another Hadith, also narrated by Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu), Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "I take oath by The Being Who has sent me with the Haqq (Truth)! The world will not come to an end until earthquakes, the descent of showers of stones (from the heaven) and disfigurement of faces (which will be transformed into apes and swines) had not taken place.' The Sahaabah said: 'When will that happen, O Rasulullah?' He replied: 'When you see women seated o­n saddles (i.e. riding horses and in this age, driving cars); when singing girls are to be found in profusion; when false testimony becomes rampant, and when homosexuality and lesbianism become prevalent." (Bazzaar and Tibraani) (6) Hadhrat Ali Bin Abi Taalib (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "When my Ummah indulges in fifteen misdeeds, calamities will settle o­n them. Among these are singing girls and musical instruments." (Tirmizi) (7) Sahl Bin Sa'd (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "There will befall this Ummat earthquakes, disfigurement of faces and showers of stones.' It was said: 'O Rasulullah! When will this happen?' Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: 'When singing girls become in profusion and liquor is made lawful." (Ibn Maajah) Numerous Sahaabah have narrated Ahaadith in which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) warned of disasters overwhelming the Ummah as a consequence of the profusion of music, singing and singing girls. Among these Sahaabah are: Hadhrat Abu Maalik Ash'ari, Hadhrat Imraan Bin Husain, Hadhrat Abu Hurairah, Hadhrat Ali, Hadhrat Sahl Bin Sa'd As-Saaidi, Hadhrat Ubaadah Bin Saamit, Hadhrat Abu Umaamah, Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas, Hadhrat Saeed Bin Khudri, Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Bishr, Hadhrat Anas, Hadhrat Abdur Rahmaan Bin Saabit and Hadhrat Aishah (ridhwaanullaahi alayhim aj-maeen). (8) Hadhrat Naafi' (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates: "Once when Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) heard the sound of a shepherd's flute, he placed his fingers in both ears (to block the sound of the music), and he diverted his mount from that path. (As they rode o­n), he would say: 'O Naafi', can you still hear (the sound)?' I would say: 'Yes.' He would then continue riding. o­nly when I said: 'I can no longer hear it', did he remove his fingers from his ears. Then he returned to the road. He then said: 'I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) doing like this when he had heard the flute of a shepherd." (Ahmad and Abu Dawood) This was the reaction of the devotees of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). They could not tolerate the voice of shaitaan. When music dinned into their ears, they literally plugged their ears with their fingers. By what stretch of reasoning and o­n what basis of shame and honesty can it be claimed that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had permitted music and singing? He had described it as the voice of shaitaan. He would plug his ears to block the sound of shaitaan's voice entering his ears. (9) Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates: "Verily, Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) made haraam liquor, gambling, the musical drum and the tambourine. And, every intoxicant is haraam." (Ahmad and Abu Dawood) (10) Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Verily, Allah has made haraam liquor, gambling, the musical drum, and every intoxicant is haraam." (Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Baihqi, etc.) (11) Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: "The musical drum (tablah) is haraam. Liquor is haraam, and musical instruments are haraam." (Kaf-fur Ruaa') (12) Hadhrat Ibn Mas'ud (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: "Verily, Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) heard a man singing o­ne night. He then said: 'His Salaat is unacceptable! His Salaat is unacceptable! His Salaat is unacceptable!" (Nailul Autaar) (13) Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Listening to music and singing is sinful. Sitting at such gatherings is fisq (immoral transgression). Deriving pleasure from it is kufr." (Nailul Autaar) (14) Hadhrat Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "I have been sent (by Allah) to destroy musical instruments……..The earning of a male singer and a female singer is haraam. The earning of zina is haraam. It is incumbent o­n Allah not to allow a body nourished by haraam, entry into Jannah." (Kaf-fur Ruaa') The evil of music and singing is sufficiently abominable to warrant it being lumped together with zina (fornication). o­ne Hadith describes singing as "the spell of shaitaan." (15) Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "I have been sent (by Allah Ta'ala) to destroy the musical drum (tablah) and the flute." (Jam'ul Jawaami') The tablah and other forms of musical drums are not to be confused with the duff for which there is limited permissibility. (16) Hadhrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "The earning of a singer is haraam and her singing is haraam." (Nailul Autaar) (17) Hadhrat Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) said: "Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) prohibited beating of the duff (drum) and the sound of the flute." (Nailul Autaar) From this Hadith as well as others, the ambiguity about the duff is eliminated. It is clear from several Ahaadith that the general ruling of prohibition applies to even the duff. However, an exception has been made for o­nly the duff for the Days of Eid and marriage occasions provided no haraam acts are committed. This Hadith has the effect of abrogation. It cancels out the other narrations in which the duff was allowed. The fact that Hadhrat Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) and other Sahaabah too propagated the general prohibition of the duff even after the demise of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is sufficient substantiation for the abrogating force of this Hadith as well as other Ahaadith which also mention the prohibition of the duff. (18) Hadhrat Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: "Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) forbade beating the duff, playing the harp and blowing the flute." (Kanzul Ummaal) (19) Hadhrat Ibn Mas'ud (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Verily, singing generates hypocrisy in the heart just as water causes farm-produce to grow". (Baihaqi) (20) Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Love for singing germinates hypocrisy in the heart just as water causes plants to grow." (21) Hadhrat Ibn Mas'ud (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Beware of listening to musical instruments and singing, for verily, both these acts germinate nifaaq (hypocrisy) in the heart just as water causes vegetables to grow." (Kaf-fur Ru'aa') (22) Hadhrat Anas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Whoever sits and listens to a singing girl, Allah will pour molten lead into his ears o­n the Day of Qiyaamah." (Ibn Asaakir) On what basis now can the permissibility of music and singing be argued? The severity of the punishment should be an adequate deterrent to abstain even if some narrations indicate permissibility. (23) Hadhrat Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Whoever dies while he has a singing slave girl, do not perform Janaazah Salaat for him." (Haakim) (24) Safwaan Bin Umayyah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Amr Bin Qurrah said (to Rasulullah – sallallahu alayhi wasallam): "I am very unfortunate. I do not see any way for acquiring my rizq except by means of my duff. Therefore, grant me permission to sing (i.e. with my duff) such songs which will be devoid of any immorality (evil).' Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) replied: "I do not give you permission. There is no honour and no goodness (in what you are saying). O enemy of Allah! You are a liar. Most certainly, Allah has ordained for you halaal rizq, but you have chosen what Allah has made haraam for you in place of what He has made halaal for you of the sustenance He has decreed for you." (Baihqi, Tibraani, Dailmi) (25) Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "On the Day of Qiyaamah, Allah Azza Wa Jal will proclaim: "Where are those who had protected their ears and their eyes from the musical instruments of shaitaan?" (Allah Ta'ala will instruct the Malaaikah): "Separate them (from the multitudes of people)." They (the Angels) will separate them, and have them seated o­n dunes of musk and ambergris then Allah Ta'ala will say to the Malaaikah: "Recite to them My Tasbeeh and My Tamjeed." The Malaaikah will then recite to them with such beautiful voices, the likes of which no o­ne had ever heard." This Hadith has been narrated by Allaamah Ibn Hajar Makki from Dailmi. The Sahaabi narrating it is Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu). Allaamah Ali Muttaqi also narrates this Hadith, but from the Sahaabi, Hadhrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu anhu)-Kanzul Ummaal. Allamah Muhammad Bin Muhammad Maghribi narrates this Hadith from Hadhrat Bin Al-Munkadir (Jam'ul Fawaaid). Imaam Tha-aalabi also narrates it from Muhammad Bin Al-Munkadir, but from Ibn Wahab. – (Jawaahirul Hassaan) Those who indulge in the haraam music and singing of this world, will be denied the music of Jannat. (26) Hadhrat Abu Musa Ash'ari (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Whoever listens to the sound of singing, he will not be given permission to listen to the (beautiful) voices of the Ruhaaniyyeen in Jannat." When it was asked: 'Who are the Ruhaaniyyeen?' Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "The Qaaris of Jannat." (Kanzul Ummaal) In his Tafseer, Imaam Qurtubi comments: "We have mentioned this Hadith in Kitaabut Tathkirah along with other similar examples. Thus, he who consumes wine will be denied the pure drink (of Jannat) in the Aakhirah. He who wears silk will not wear silk in the Aakhirah, etc. All this is correct in meaning……" (27) Hadhrat Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates: "Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) prohibited singing and listening to singing, and (he also prohibited) gossip." (Kaf-fur Ruaa') (28) Zaid Bin Arqam (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates: "Once a youth while singing passed by Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who was walking in a street of Madinah. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: 'Alas! O young man! Why do you not sing with the Qur'aan (i.e. recite it beautifully instead of singing songs)?' He repeated this statement several times." (Dailmi) (29) Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "When someone raises his voice with singing, Allah sends two shaitaans who sit o­n his shoulders striking his breast with their heels until he stops (singing)." (Tibraani) (30) Hadhrat Abdur Rahmaan Bin Auf (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "I have forbidden two ignorant immoral voices: (The first)- the sounds of futility at the time of merrymaking, and the musical instruments of shaitaan. (The second)- the wailing sounds at the time of calamity when the face is struck and the garments are torn." (Haakim in Mustadrak) (31) Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "The bell is among the musical instruments of shaitaan." (Abu Dawood) (32) Kisaan narrates that Hadhrat Muaawiyyah (radhiyallahu anhu) stated in his Khutbah: "Verily, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) forbade seven things, and I too forbid you from these things. Know that these things are: Loud wailing (on occasions of death), singing, pictures………" (Tibraani) (33) In a lengthy Hadith narrated by Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (radhiyallahu anhu), it is mentioned that o­n the occasion of the expulsion of shaitaan from the heaven and his exile to earth, he (Iblees) supplicated to Allah Ta'ala: "O my Rabb! You have exiled me to earth and you have made me accursed………Now, therefore bestow to me a caller (who can call to my path).' Allah Ta'ala said: "(Your caller) is musical instruments……….." (Tibraani) (34) Allaamah Qurtubi, in his Tafseer, narrates the following Hadith: "Verily, o­nce when Abdullah Bin Mas'ud (radhiyallahu anhu) heard someone singing, he hastily left the place. This reached Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). He thereupon commented: 'Indeed, Ibn Umm Abd (i.e. Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud) is an honourable abd (slave ofAllah)." Two salient facts emerge from this Hadith: o­ne- Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Mas'ud (radhiyallahu anhu) was aware of the prohibition of music and singing, hence he hastily left the place. Two- Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) approved of his action and commended him. This too clearly indicates the evil of singing and music. (35) Hadhrat Abu Burzah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: "We were with the Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) o­n a journey when he heard two men singing. The o­ne was responding to the other (by means of singing poetry). Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) then said: 'Look who these two are.' They (the Sahaabah) said: 'They are so and so (naming them).' Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) then cursed, saying: 'O Allah! Cast them upside down in Jahannum." (Majmauz Zawaaid) The gravity of the prohibition of singing and music should be apparent from the vehemence of the curse of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). (36) Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Verily, Allah Ta'ala sent me as a Mercy and a Guide to the worlds, and He has commanded me to destroy musical instruments……" (37) Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates: "Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: 'Verily, the bell is of the musical instruments of shaitaan." (Muslim and Abu Dawood) (38) Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "The Malaaikah do no associate with a group in which there is a dog or a bell." (Muslim and Abu Dawood) (39) Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) narrated: "Verily, Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) instructed that all bells be cut off from the necks of the camels o­n the Day of Badr." (Musnad Ahmad) (40) Hadhrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: "I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) saying: "Verily, with every bell is a shaitaan." (Abu Dawood) The tinkling and jingling of bells are also associated with shaitaani music, hence the stringent prohibition. Now that these numerous Ahaadith in which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) severely condemns music and singing has dawned o­n those who lacked awareness, there cannot be a Muslim with a healthy Imaan who will still believe in the permissibility of the voice of shaitaan. [Extracted from: Sautush Shaitaan]

posted by abu mohammed on 25th June 2010 - 33 comments


13 May 2011
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Towards Islam
jazakAllah Khair aa lottt...!!!!
21 Sep 2011
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jazakallah. could anybody please tell me if the the ringing sound of the chimes is haraam or not?
the reason i am asking this is because i have one in my bedroom.
Blogger's Reply:
Jazakallah. I am not a Scholar of Islam, so I would advise you to ask a qualified imam. However, I would like to say that these chimes are put there or sold for the purpose of relaxation. How can one be relaxed by the voice of Shaytan?
11 Dec 2011
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chimes are form of bells. so prohibitd in islam. music s smtimes relaxing to us bcz of our weak iman.
28 Apr 2012
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farhad hossen
the music which brings tears and makes our iman strong by remembering ALLAH that couldn't be haram . that is haram music which attracts to sexual appeal.
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Music in any form is still shaitans voice. Music will always be Haram, even if it strengthens your faith because that is a delusion. The prophecy was that music will not be considered Haram. Be careful not to fall into this trap.
19 May 2012
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Muhammad Faisal Ahsan
in Pakistan music is said to be the power of the soul
now i have got to know the truth ... thank you very much
5 Jul 2012
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omg subhanAllah i knew singing wasnt good but to THIS extent? waw. jazak Allahu 5ayran for this valuable information.. :)
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Jazakallahu Kahir. May Allah protect us all from the evils of music and singing, Aameen.
14 Aug 2012
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jazak allah so much for having all these ahadeeth on here. i will really use them in the up coming youth programme which will be taking place soon insha allah.
jazak allah
29 Aug 2012
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sharifah muyanga
May ALLAH protect us from music. Because some time when listen to music i feel like dancing. BUT ALLAH PROTECT SHARIFAH
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Aameen, May Allah protect us all from the voice of Shaitan. Jazakallahu Khair
29 Aug 2012
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sharifah muyanga
May ALLAH protect us from music. Because some time when listen to music i feel like dancing. BUT ALLAH PROTECT SHARIFAH
13 Mar 2013
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as-salaamu alaykum,

I'm against listening to music and I think it can definitely be a tool of the Shaytaan to distract people from the remembrance of Allah- HOWEVER- you need to verify these narrations posted on this site (they are not all authentic, and we must be very vigilant in making sure we don't spread false statements to the prophet- saaw).

BaarakAllahu feek.

- Hassen
Blogger's Reply:
Jazakallahu Khair. The article was taken from the majlis of south African Ulama. Every Hadith is referenced. There are plenty of Hadith that are rejected by a few yet they are considered sahih by others. Allahu alum.
13 May 2013
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salam to all.
i am a litle confused about it. these references are not clarifing that which instruments are haram. but my heart actualy says that it is true. because when i m listnig music i am always distract from my work and i feel not to pray my namaz and my priorities.
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WasSalaam, Please take a look into this thread too: http://www.muftisays.com/forums/76-the-true-salaf-as-saliheen/6146-musick.html Basically, Music is Shaitans Voice. The most dangerous type is "anyone" of them. May Allah guide us all to the right path and keep us away from the evils of Shaitaan. Shaitan has challenged Allah that he will take us away from His Deen using his voice. Let us listen to Halal non music Nasheeds and Quran which is the speech of Allah the most High.
15 May 2013
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thank you so much for that sir . i m really gratfull to you for guiding me the true path. may ALLAH bless us all with his mercifulness!!!!!!!. AAMEEN!
27 Jun 2013
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thank you so much for that sir . i m really grateful to you for guiding me the true path. may ALLAH bless us all with his fancifulness!!!!!!!. AMEN!
20 Dec 2013
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28 Oct 2014
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khaled iqbaal
alhamdulillah i was writr. Actually i had a debate on fb and i wrote that mohammed s a w plugged his ears after hearing a person whilst walkig in a forest or hill; voice of a flute.....

He said, I have been sent to desrtoy all the instruments and organs of music.

Jazzakallah for your enlightentment.

Khalid iqbal
indian occupied kashmir
Blogger's Reply:
MashaAllah, May Allah protect us all from the evils of Music in all its form.
17 Jan 2015
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Quotes from Sahabah and tabiun (the Prophet's companions and the generation after them)
There are several quotes from sahahab criticizing music and singing, but there are also quotes that allow these. Notice that criticism is not the same as to think that it is haram
Here we show some examples of quotes showing that Sahabah accepted or encouraged music and singing:

1. Abdullah ibn Azzubair said Bilal song once, and a man to him, you sing Bilal? And then traveled Bilal and said: And who of Muhajirs I have not heard sing? (It means that it was common for Muhajirs to sing).

2. Urwah ibn Azzubair told that a man in Uthman's time made food and invited the Prophet's companions. Hassan ibn Thabit (raa) was among them. Urwah says: and it was in this invitation two singers (qainah) who sang for them (story continues). This story is reliable.

In this story we find therefore that two female artists (good at singing) who sang a collection of Sahabah and tabiun without any of them protested.

3. Ya'qoub Ibn Abi Salamah (who was close friend Umar Ibn Abdulazizi) taught singing and had even singers. He was known for this. According Musaab ibn Abdullah Azzubairi he was the first of the reputable scholars who taught singing. Such was his son Yousuf. (Yousuf lived in Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal its time, and Imam Ahmad ibn Maeen told about him that they came to his home and taught hadith with him, while girls in another house with him, beat drums (mi'zafah).

One time when the Prophet (saaw) was on his way back from a stroke, a lady came and said to him: I have had a promise that if you come back whole that I should sing and beat drums for you. He said to her, if this is a promise so it's okay. And she beat and singing .. (Sahih)
Blogger's Reply:
Salaam, please note that there is a difference between "singing" and "music". There are many islamic songs, of which the most famous is Tala'al badru alayna, but this doesn't mean that Music is Halal. Also, please state the references for the narrations you have quoted for the benefit of the readers. WasSalaam.
27 Feb 2015
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Conclusion on Permissibility of Musical Instruments

In the light of the above, it is clear that the religious texts that stand as a basis for those who maintain that singing is haram are either ambiguous or inauthentic. None of the hadiths attributed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is valid as evidence on the judgment of prohibition. Moreover, all these hadiths are declared 'weak' by the followers of Ibn Hazm, Malik, Ibn Hanbal, and Ash-Shafi..i.

In his book, Al-Ahkam, Al-Qadi Abu Bakr Ibn Al-..Arabi says, "None of the hadiths maintaining that singing is prohibited are considered authentic (by the scholars of the Science of Hadith Methodology)." The same view is maintained by Al-Ghazali and Ibn An-Nahwi in Al-..Umdah. Ibn Tahir says, "Not even a single letter from all these Hadiths was proved to be authentic."

Ibn Hazm says, "All the hadiths narrated in this respect were invented and falsified."

Proofs of Those Who Maintain that Singing is Halal:
18 Mar 2015
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hamna shahid
Assalam O Alaikum!!
I was very much attached to music but one day randomly I searched the azab of qabar on google and there I read that Allah will going to push hot rods of coal in our ears for listening to music and at that day I had firmly promised myself to avoid music... :-)
hope you ppl will also adapt yourselves after reading this!!
Allah hum sab ko toufeeq ataa farma (ameen)
19 Apr 2015
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Shaykh Faraz writes in a fatwa:
Some scholars did, in fact, allow instrument if not used for vain Purposes, [..], as long as this was free of other impermissible matters (suchlike as impermissible song contest, female singing for non-females, free-mixing that suchlike gatherings, etc.).
This remains a minority opinion, however, and religious Precaution would indicat Avoiding it, for the many reasons, explained by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam in his answer

Hamna Shahid:

This hadith is daif:

Whoever listens to a female singer, molten lead will be poured into his ears on the Day of Judgement." (Dha'ifu-Jami' As-Saghir Lil-Albani no. 5410 and Ad-Dha'ifah no. 4549)

Our prophet (pbuh) have listen to female singer:

One time when the Prophet (saaw) was on his way back from a stroke, a lady came and said to him: I have had a promise that if you come back whole that I should sing and beat drums for you. He said to her, if this is a promise so it's okay. And she beat and singing .. (Sahih)
23 Jun 2015
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What about 'humds' and 'naats' (hymns in praise of Ullah and Muhummad respectively), which are a form of singing, and are mostly accompanied with music? Are they too the voice of Satan, and prohibited in Islam?
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Hamd and naats are allowed, however, the music is not allowed and therefore making it impermissible. It would be like someone reciting the Quran with Music - The two cannot go together!
26 Jun 2015
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But the selection of ahadees showcased above seem to condemn ALL kinds of singing, even without music (ref. Nos. 12, 13, 14 - your comment, 19, 27, 29, 32, 34 & 35). For instance, the two men mentioned in hadees No. 35 were singing some (possibly very fine) verses in a sort of duet, evidently without any music. Yet Prophet Muhummad chose to curse them vehemently, as you put it. 'Humds' and 'naats' are not recitation, they are singing, as are lullabies. If every kind of singing, even without music, is Satanic and therefore forbidden, except for 'humds' and 'naats' (and lullabies?), on what authority do you make this exception? Are there any ahadees that say so?
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There are different types of hamd and naats. Many will depend on the lyrics and style. There is the famous naat, Taala-al badru alayna and there's also the humd, i.e. the praise of Allah which is his names etc. It all depends on how and what is being sung.
19 Jul 2015
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main problem with us is that we follow and we choose what satisfy us ..we all are addicted to music and hence find it difficult to give up listening to the music..although deep down inside us we all admit this fact that music is haram no matter what...but we are unable to admit it.. because we are deprived of iman..the level of our iman has gone really weak..stay strong practice islam in every matter,,,so try to admit our inner voice which always says that yes music is haram in islam..
28 Sep 2015
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what about a song where a man sings only can hear his vocals giving a good meaning and message no music instrument playing in background is it haram?
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Please refer to a local scholar. Jazakallah.
12 Nov 2015
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Ali Abdullah
Can you please elaborate, and give exact references of the Ahaadith? just writing Bukhaari, Tibrani or Abu Dawood does not clarify. let us do the research as well. Let us see that whether you are right or they are just sayings of an ordinary person!! thanks
Blogger's Reply:
I am not a scholar of any sort, especially Hadith. You may wish to refer your questions to the experts here http://www.hadithanswers.com/askaquestion/ However, the work I have posted is the work of scholars.
29 Nov 2015
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Salman Atique
Dear brothers and sisters,
Despite of this fact that music is haram or not.. let me give an you example and you can conclude it by yourself. In Islam if some thing is 'Halal' then it is halal in any case or in any situation. Assumed, if music is halal, if someone's father or mother dies and they were fan of music and songs. At the time of their death, would you like to listen their favorite songs? or to bring a tape recorder to their grave as this particular song was giving them relaxation when they were alive.... (May Allah forgive us).

I was a singer and had a great love of music and songs. I can't say music is Haram or Halal but I can say this with guarantee that a true Momin's (believers) heart can not bear both Quran and songs. Our heart can hold only one thing at a time.

Other point is; life is very short, if we have a doubt then its not a big thing to get away from music. We can't die without music. Trust me, if you have a good voice then start Tilawah of Quran with good Qiraat, start listening to good Qariis.... inshaAllah you will feel and get more relaxation than music.

May Allah give us understanding and ability to spend our life according to sunnah.

Mas Salam.
18 Dec 2015
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Isn't adhaan a song? Which creates rhythm to call people towards Allah SWT? Isn't reading Quran in a rhythm a song?
And what is so bad in music? Even the music which moves you towards Allah?
Blogger's Reply:
Call to Prayer and Quran recitation is not singing nor is it music. Music is the voice Shaitan and the Quran is the speech of Allah. One is beneficial the other is misguidance. It is obvious that this is what Shaitan wants you to feel and believe.
19 Dec 2015
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Muhammad Haseeb
JazakAllah for putting together all this information..
to my brothers and sisters having doubt kindly recite Surah Fatehah which is the best supplication for hidayat and focus on the words "Iyyaaka Na'abudu Wa Iyyaaka Nastaeen.Ihdinas Seerat al Mustaqeem...".Translation:"..and we worhship only You and we only ask You for help.Guide us to the straight path...." inshAllah you will find guidance to what is right..i for one have firm belief now that Music is haram..my advice is that when the truth hits you.dont make excuses and try to avoid it.accept it as it is,whatever it is your heart WILL give shahadat that its the truth..Allah says in Quran ( i am sorry i dont remember the exact words,Allah forgive me for my mistakes) that when the haqq beomes clear to you and you avoid it,He bends/deviates your hearts as punishment..i pray to Allah to guide me and everyone to the right path and save us from becoming Al-Zaleen ( the misguided)
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29 Dec 2015
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Blogger's Reply:
You have taken many things out of context and misrepresented it here. You are using Quran and Hadith wrongly and have taken the wrong meaning. What you have done is copy and pasted an article from elsewhere without understanding the deen.
31 Jan 2016
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Shehryar Ahmed
I like music a lot and sings many songs, in fact very fond of Music.
Besides this Alhamdullilah I offer Salah Five times a day according to the method as told in Many Hadith (this method is similar to Imam-e-Kaaba)
Read Quran daily
And try to treat everyone in a good manner.
Respect elders and parents.
Always seeks help from Allah (I mean I don't believe in going to Some Shrine/Tomb of any Oulia and ask for help at that spot)
Also try my best to deliver the all Islamic knowledge I have, to my friends and to some unknown brothers f9r their reformation.
Believe in the oneness of Allah and Muhammad S. A. W is the last prophet & Rasool of Allah.
But leaving Music is quite difficult for me. What should I do.
Yes I can try my best to leave but on some occasions like sitting with friends in leisure time in University?
Or sometimes just for dedication to any family member like brother sister mother etc...?
Please explain
Blogger's Reply:
You are in love with the voice of Shaitan and he is telling you that all is well because you are doing everything else. Try to give up music and replace it with the words of Allah. Listen to the recitation of the Imam of Ka'bah and imitate him. Make lots of istighfar and seek help from local Ulama. Listen to good lectures, spend more time in the mosques and reading the Quran.
1 Feb 2016
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Shehryar Ahmed

Yes I already spend more than 3 hours in Masjid daily and has good friendship with Ulama there and with the Imam of Mosque but never discussed about Music.
I say Adhan as well whenever get a chance
And yes I'll try my best to get rid of it.
But please tell me Is it permissible in Islam to say Kalam (hamd of Allah without any instrument)
May Allah show me the right path and make me to follow such Hidaya.
Jazak Allah
Blogger's Reply:
You can praise Allah in Hamd without music, but speak to our local Imaam about the situation.
17 Feb 2016
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Blogger's Reply:
Salaam, It would have been beneficial if you posted comments relating to this topic only. Khair, inshaAllah, others may benefit from that which is authentic. Is Madni Channel a Barelwi or Shia channel on Satellite TV?
5 May 2016
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my question is that how can naats which bring us closer to allah be a bad thing.my mom told me it is haram to sing and listen to music but aren't naats and songs brought from one sourse. in music naats took the direction of religon ,while songs took the path of passion emotion and feeling. Many songs can be bad but what about those that just say how u feel. if isla, does not want u to express ourselves how can this be right. im just very confused
Blogger's Reply:
Naat and Nasheeds without music and halal lyrics/words are permitted. Nothing to be confused about
16 Aug 2016
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Music is Halal & Allowed in Islam[ Sahih Bukhari & Muslim Hadith]

Volume 2, Book 15, Number 103:

Narrated 'Urwa on the authority of 'Aisha:

On the days of Mina, (11th, 12th, and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah) Abu Bakr came to her while two young girls were beating the tambourine and the Prophet was lying covered with his clothes. Abu Bakr scolded them and the Prophet uncovered his face and said to Abu Bakr, "Leave them, for these days are the days of 'Id and the days of Mina." 'Aisha further said, "Once the Prophet was screening me and I was watching the display of black slaves in the Mosque and ('Umar) scolded them. The Prophet said, 'Leave them. O Bani Arfida! (carry on), you are safe (protected)'."

Volume 2, Book 15, Number 72:

Narrated Aisha:

Abu Bakr came to my house while two small Ansari girls were singing beside me the stories of the Ansar concerning the Day of Buath. And they were not singers. Abu Bakr said protestingly, "Musical instruments of Satan in the house of Allah's Apostle !" It happened on the 'Id day and Allah's Apostle said, "O Abu Bakr! There is an 'Id for every nation and this is our 'Id."

Volume 2, Book 15, Number 70:

Narrated Aisha:

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) came to my house while two girls were singing beside me the songs of Buath (a story about the war between the two tribes of the Ansar, the Khazraj and the Aus, before Islam). The Prophet (p.b.u.h) lay down and turned his face to the other side. Then Abu Bakr came and spoke to me harshly saying, "Musical instruments of Satan near the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ?" Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) turned his face towards him and said, "Leave them." When Abu Bakr became inattentive, I signalled to those girls to go out and they left. It was the day of 'Id, and the Black people were playing with shields and spears; so either I requested the Prophet (p.b.u.h) or he asked me whether I would like to see the display. I replied in the affirmative. Then the Prophet (p.b.u.h) made me stand behind him and my cheek was touching his cheek and he was saying, "Carry on! O Bani Arfida," till I got tired. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) asked me, "Are you satisfied (Is that sufficient for you)?" I replied in the affirmative and he told me to leave.

Music which incites the love of Allah, His Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), Owliya, and that of country (or Jihad) etc does not come under the category of haram. Almost every Hadith which talks against music also speaks against drinking (alcohol), doing zina with girls etc. So these Ahadith criticize that kind of music which can arouse sexual desires and can lead a person to drinking and zina etc. The music used in Qawali etc doesnt arouse sexual desires, but incites the love of Allah and His Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), so it does not come under the prohibited category There are many events where music was played in the presence of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and he didnt forbid it. As the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) cannot allow a haram thing in his presence, so music is not haram (according to those scholars). 3. On some occasions, when some Sahabi tried to stop someone from playing music, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) asked them to continue with their music. This kind of acceptance was not possible for a haram act . 4. At some marriage occasions the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) ordered Sahaba to play some music and said that the difference between a marriage and zina is music (which serves as an announcement of that marriage).
30 Nov 2016
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The hadith aren't being displayed now. What seems to be the issue?
4 Dec 2016
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It is said that red-hot rods of burning lead will be pressed into the ears of someone who listens to music. But I have a question. What is considered as music? Is it alright to listen to someone sing, without instrumental music in the background? If the wordings of the song are clean.
29 Jan 2017
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Muhammad Qasim
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