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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 - 38 comments


Towards Islam wrote on 13 May 2011
jazakAllah Khair aa lottt...!!!!
Anonymous wrote on 21 Sep 2011
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:

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?
Anonymous wrote on 11 Dec 2011
chimes are form of bells. so prohibitd in islam. music s smtimes relaxing to us bcz of our weak iman.
farhad hossen wrote on 28 Apr 2012
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.
Blogger's Reply:
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.
Muhammad Faisal Ahsan wrote on 19 May 2012
in Pakistan music is said to be the power of the soul
now i have got to know the truth ... thank you very much
Aisha wrote on 5 Jul 2012
omg subhanAllah i knew singing wasnt good but to THIS extent? waw. jazak Allahu 5ayran for this valuable information.. :)
Blogger's Reply:
Jazakallahu Kahir.

May Allah protect us all from the evils of music and singing, Aameen.
sania wrote on 14 Aug 2012
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
sharifah muyanga wrote on 29 Aug 2012
May ALLAH protect us from music. Because some time when listen to music i feel like dancing. BUT ALLAH PROTECT SHARIFAH
Blogger's Reply:
Aameen, May Allah protect us all from the voice of Shaitan.

Jazakallahu Khair
sharifah muyanga wrote on 29 Aug 2012
May ALLAH protect us from music. Because some time when listen to music i feel like dancing. BUT ALLAH PROTECT SHARIFAH
Hassen wrote on 13 Mar 2013
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.

AASHIR AHMED wrote on 13 May 2013
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.
Blogger's Reply:

Please take a look into this thread too:

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.
AASHIR AHMED wrote on 15 May 2013
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!
Dehqhan wrote on 27 Jun 2013
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!
FAHIM wrote on 20 Dec 2013
khaled iqbaal wrote on 28 Oct 2014
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.
Ashraf wrote on 17 Jan 2015
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.
Ashraf wrote on 27 Feb 2015
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:
hamna shahid wrote on 18 Mar 2015
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)
Ashraf wrote on 19 Apr 2015
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)
Preetam wrote on 23 Jun 2015
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?
Blogger's Reply:
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!
Preetam wrote on 26 Jun 2015
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.
aruj wrote on 19 Jul 2015
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..
Naveen wrote on 28 Sep 2015
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.
Ali Abdullah wrote on 12 Nov 2015
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
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I am not a scholar of any sort, especially Hadith. You may wish to refer your questions to the experts here However, the work I have posted is the work of scholars.
Salman Atique wrote on 29 Nov 2015
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.
Hassaan wrote on 18 Dec 2015
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?
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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.
Muhammad Haseeb wrote on 19 Dec 2015
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 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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Ashraf wrote on 29 Dec 2015

Music was one of the favourite cultural traditions of the Arabs in the days of the Prophet Muhammad (sws). Music and musical instruments were frequently used in worship rituals. It was also employed in the expression of delight and sorrow. Music accompanied wars and festivals too. A study of the traditions ascribed to the Holy Prophet (sws) reveals that not only did he express his likeness for Music but he also encouraged others to play it on festive occasions. Some reliable narratives in this regard make it clear that the mother of the believers, Aishah (rta) listened to songs in the very presence of the Holy Prophet (sws). The Holy Prophet (sws) himself is reported to have encouraged people to use music on wedding ceremonies. On his migration from Makkah to Madinah, the women sang welcome songs on the Daff and the Holy Prophet (sws) expressed his approbation of this. At another occasion, a professional female singer and musician approached him and requested him to listen to her song. The Holy Prophet (sws) not only himself listened to her song but also took Aishah (rta) to listen to her. The mother of the believers leaned on the Holy Prophets (sws) shoulders and enjoyed the performance for a considerable time. During journeys, the Messenger of God showed his likeness for the Hida, a kind of desert song. He is also reported to have appointed a Hadi for his camels who was endowed with a very sweet sound. He also emphasized beating the Daff in order to announce Nikah. Various traditions have been recorded in the books of Hadith on these issues. A study of some of these traditions follows.

i. Music on the Id Festival
Narrates Aishah (rta): The Messenger (sws) of God came to my residence while two female singers were singing the songs of Buath.1 The Holy Prophet (sws) lay down and turned his face to the other side. Meanwhile Abu Bakr (rta) entered and [seeing the singers] rebuked me thus: Satanic musical instruments in the presence of the Holy Prophet (sws)? On hearing this Gods Messenger (sws) turned towards him and said: Let them [sing and rejoice]. When Abu Bakr was engaged in some other business, I signaled to the girls [to go out] and they left. It was on the Id day.2 (Bukhari, No: 907)

We can conclude from this narrative the following points:

The Mother of the believers, Aishah (rta), was listening to songs on Id day.

The songs were being sung in the residence of the Holy Prophet (sws).

A professional singer was performing.3

The song was not a hymn to God; rather a relic of a war fought before the advent of Islam.

The mother of the believers did not stop listening to the song even after the Holy Prophet had arrived.

The Holy Prophet (sws) did not forbid her from listening to the song.

He did not stop the female singers either.

He himself was not attracted to the performance but he must have heard the song as he could hear Abu Bakrs comments.

Abu Bakr (rta) condemned the practice at first sight and declared that these were satanic instruments.

When he tried to stop the singers and censure the listeners, the Holy Prophet (sws) stopped him from doing so.

The report evidently proves that the Holy Prophet (sws) allowed singing music during religious festivals. This is evidenced by the fact that Holy Prophets (sws) wife enjoyed singing and music. Although Abu Bakr (rta) tried to stop the function, the Holy Prophet (sws) did not interfere with it, and let the performers and the audience enjoy themselves. Therefore, in light of this evidence we can conclude that music can justifiably be considered allowable in Islam.

The following narrative also deals with the issue:

Umm-i-Salamah narrates: A slave girl belonging to Hassan Ibn Thabit (rta) came to us on Id al Fitr. Her hair was unkempt and she carried a tambourine and was singing [some song]. Umm-i-Salamah rebuked her. But the Holy Prophet (sws) said to her: Ummi-i-Salamah, let her [sing and rejoice]. Certainly every nation has an Id and this day is our Id. (Mujam Al-Kabir, No: 558)

ii. Music on Wedding Ceremonies

Narrates Ibn Abbas: Aishah (rta) arranged the marriage of a close Ansari girl. The Holy Prophet (sws) also came to attend the ceremony. He inquired from the people: Have you sent forth the bride? Yes, they replied. Did you send any singer with her? He asked. Aishah (rta) replied in the negative. The Holy Prophet (sws) then remarked: The Ansar cherish singing. It would be better that you sent along with her a singer who would sing4

We have come to you; we have joined you. Peace be upon us. Peace be upon you.5 (Ibn Majah, No: 1900)

The narrative delineates the following points:

The way the Holy Prophet (sws) inquired about singing and playing music on this occasion reveals that it was customary for the Arabs to send a singer with the bride when sent to join the bridegroom.

The Holy Prophet (sws) was not pleased to hear that the custom was abandoned on that occasion.

He encouraged people to adhere to the custom.

He suggested some couplets to be recited on such occasions though he did not sing them.

He referred to the characteristics of the Ansar and did not express his disapproval of the same.

The narrative proves that the Holy Prophet (sws) approved of singing and playing music on marriage ceremonies. Some other versions of the narrative reveal that the Prophet (sws) noticed that there was no singing or music being played in the house where the marriage ceremony was being conducted. He felt strange and inquired about the reason. Consider the following text of the narrative:

Aishah (rta) reports: An Ansari girl lived under my guardianship and I arranged her marriage. The Holy Prophet (sws) came to my house on the day she was married and did not hear any songs or any other joyful activities. [Observing this] he asked of me: Did you people sing to her or not? This is the tribe of the Ansar who like singing, he added. (Ibn Hibban, No: 5875)

iii. Use of Music on Joyous Occasions

Ibn Aishah narrates: When the Holy Prophet (sws) came to Madinah, the women and the children started singing: The Moon has risen upon us from the hillocks of Wida. We owe gratitude [to God] as long as those who call God continue doing so. O Prophet (sws) you have brought a religion that is worthy to be followed.6

Narrates Anas Ibn Malik: [Having entered the city], the Holy Prophet (sws) passed through a certain part of the town. Suddenly some slave girls appeared singing on the Daff the following ditty: We are the slave girls of Bani Najjar.7 How lucky! This day the Holy Prophet (sws) has come to be our neighbor. At this the Holy Prophet (sws) remarked: God knows that I love you people8 (Ibn Majah, No: 1899)

These narratives deal with the Holy Prophets arrival in Madinah after his migration from Makkah. Their content can be summarized in the following points:

The Holy Prophets arrival in Madinah was an extremely joyous occasion.

People expressed their joy by singing joyous songs.

Slave girls were also from among the singers.

They had musical instruments to play with their songs.

The Holy Prophet (sws) and the Companions (rta) heard these songs but they did not express their disapproval.

The Holy Prophet (sws) expressed his love and kindness for singing women.

These and other similar narratives sufficiently prove that when the Holy Prophet (sws) reached Madinah after his migration from Makkah, he received a warm welcome. The city had a festive appearance. Every one was filled with joy on the Holy Prophets arrival. Women, slave girls, singing women and children expressed their joy by singing welcome songs and playing the Daff. The Holy Prophet (sws) appreciated this. Therefore, one cannot deny the fact that the Holy Prophet (sws) sanctioned celebrating joyous occasion by singing melodies using musical instruments.

iv. Use of Music during Travels:

Narrates Salama Ibn Al-Akwa: We set off for Khaybar in the company of the Holy Prophet (sws) at night. A man from the group said to Amir: O Amir, would not you let us hear your poetry? Amir who was a Hida poet got down and started reciting for the people [the following verses]: O God, were not it for your guidance, we could not have been able to offer the Salah and pay the Zakah. So please forgive our sins that [we have committed] and the ones we may commit in future. We are ready to offer our lives for your cause. Grant us perseverance when faced [with the enemy] and pour down your mercy upon us. [We are the people] who refuse to surrender when the enemy challenges us to fight. And [we leave them] to cry for help against us.

The Holy Prophet asked: Who is that signer? They replied: Amir bin Al-Akwa. God bless him, prayed the Holy Prophet (sws)9. (Bukhari, No: 3960)

We learn from the narrative that:

The Companions were along with the Holy Prophet (sws) on his way to Khaybar.

Some of the Companions requested Amir (rta) to sing from his Hida (i.e. song sung primarily to drive camels, which correspond to their walk). He complied with the request and began his recitation with such a loud voice that the Holy Prophet (sws) could hear him.

The Holy Prophet (sws) inquired about the singer approvingly.

Since he had recited good verses the Holy Prophet (sws) prayed for him.

Hida is a form of the desert poetry. The verses in this kind of poetry are rhymed corresponding to the pace of the footsteps of the camels. Ancient Arab camel drivers would sing this kind of poetry while travelling through the desert. Though the primary purpose of this singing was to encourage the camels to walk speedily yet the camel drivers themselves enjoyed it a lot. Many Hadith narratives refer to this practice of the time and evidently prove that the Holy Prophet (sws) and his Companions would enjoy this kind of poetry.

According to other narratives on the same subject, the Holy Prophet (sws) had appointed Anjashah, who had a very pleasing voice, to serve as a Hadi (i.e. camel driver) during his travels in the desert. During one of the travels, the camels started to pace very quickly affected by the sweetness of his sound. The Holy Prophet (sws) stopped him lovingly from singing Hida. He asked the singer not to force the beasts to walk at a faster pace so that female riders do not fall down. Anas Ibn Malik reports:

The Holy Prophet had a Had, Anjashah. He had a very sweet sound. [During one of his journeys] the Holy Prophet (sws) said to him: Slow down, Anjashah, lest you should break the delicate goblets. Qatadah explained that the Prophet (sws) was referring to delicate women. (Bukhari, No: 5857)

According to the scholars Hida definitely is a type of singing. Dr. Jawwad Ali writes:

Hida is of the oldest type of singing in Arabia that was specifically used during travels and is still used in contemporary Bedouin society. Besides, since the Hida songs suit sorrowful situation, this type of singing was used in mourning etc. as well. The Holy Prophet (sws) got a Hida singer appointed for him called Al-Barra Ibn Malik Ibn Nadar Al-Ansari who would drive camels for male riders. Another Had of his was Anjashah who had a very melodious tone. He was a black slave of the Holy Prophet (sws) who was employed to serve as a Had for the camels of the wives of the Holy Prophet (sws). 10

He further writes:

Al-Hida actually is the singing used among the desert dwellers this kind of singing corresponds with the tones cherished by the desert dwellers and also with their simple and natural mourning songs that please the nomadic tastes of these Bedouins. 11

Ibn Khaldun writes in his book, Muqaddamah, that the basic purpose of Hida was not only to please the caravan members but also to urge the camels to proceed faster.

This feeling of joy is even found in speechless animals not to mention humans. Therefore we see that the camels respond to the Hida of the riders, and the horses are affected by the whistles and shrill sounds. We already know that animals receive effects of the songs if they are rhythmical, and correspond to the rules governing the art of music.12

v. Musical Instruments

Narrates Rabi, daughter of Muwwadh: On the occasion of my transfer to my husbands home after marriage, the Holy Prophet (sws) came to visit us and sat down on my bed just as you [the next narrator] are sitting before me now. Some slave girls were beating the Daff and singing in lamentation of their forefathers who had been killed during the battle of Badr. Then one of the girls sang: Among us is the Prophet (sws) who knows even what will happen in coming days. At this, the Holy Prophet (sws) said: Do not say this, but go on singing.13 (Bukhari, No: 3779)

We learn from the narrative that:

The Holy Prophet (sws) attended a marriage ceremony where some slave girls were singing.

Singing was not stopped on his arrival.

The singers used the Daff with their singing.

The Holy Prophet (sws) heard them [this is evident from the fact that he stopped them from uttering certain words.]

He however ordered them to continue with what they were singing before.

This effectively proves that the Holy Prophet (sws) did not impose any restriction on using the Daff, a common musical instrument used in that society. Keeping in view the information we received through the above mentioned narratives we can conclude that Arabs of the times of the Holy Prophet (sws) would use musical instrument to accompany their singing on joyous occasions. This has been done in the presence of the Holy Prophet (sws) to which he did not object. Some other narratives even tell us that the Holy Prophet (sws) even ordered the people to use musical instruments at the occasion of marriage.

The Holy Prophet (sws) said: the only thing that distinguishes the allowable act (i.e. Nikah) from the forbidden one (fornication) is the beat of the tambourine and open declaration of the Nikah.14 (Ibn Majah, No: 1896)

The Daff no doubt is an old musical instrument to be played by hand, which remained in use from ancient times. In this regard, Dr. Jawwad Ali writes:

The Daff is one of the most well known primitive musical instruments. It is used to express joy and high spirit. Women also play it. The Arabs would commonly use it on their most joyous occasions. When the Holy Prophet (sws) reached Madinah he was welcomed with the singing of songs and playing of the Daff. Usually, the Arabs would use it on joyful ceremonies like weddings, and would sing songs along with it.15

The Bible also contains references to the Daff as a musical instrument at various occasions. One of the Urdu Bible dictionaries, Qamus Al-Kitab, defines the instrument thus:

It was a kind of narrow hoop musical instrument which was held in [one] hand and played [by striking it with the other.] It was used to create rhythm while singing and dancing. It would offer much cheerfulness in celebrations and processions.16

vi. Art of Music
Narrates Saib Ibn Yazid: A woman came to the Holy Prophet (sws). He asked Aishah (rta): Do you know her? No, O Prophet (sws) of God she replied. This is the female professional singer of such and such tribe. Do you want her to sing to you? So the woman sang for her. 17 (Bayhaqi, No: 8940)

We learn from the narrative:

A woman connected with the art of music18 came to the Holy Prophet (sws).

She expressed her desire to sing to Aishah (rta)

The Holy Prophet (sws) did not express dislike for this nor did he rebuke her.

He introduced her to Aishah (rta).

With the permission from the Holy Prophet (sws), the singer sang to Aishah (rta).

The narrative evidences that the Holy Prophet (sws) did not consider singing evil in its nature. Had it been the case he would have hindered the woman from doing so or at least he would not have allow Aishah (rta) to listen to her song. Some other narratives tell us that such professional singers and dancers, both men and women, were common among the Arabs of that time, and the Holy Prophet (sws) did not deem it undesirable to enjoy their performance.

Consider the following narratives:

Narrates Aishah (rta): The Holy Prophet (sws) was present among us when suddenly we heard children creating noise. The Holy Prophet (sws) stood up. [We found out] that a black slave woman was dancing encircled by children. The Holy Prophet (sws) [called me] saying: Aishah (rta), come and watch. I came [to him] placed my chin over the Prophets shoulders and watched through the space between his shoulders and head. The Holy Prophet (sws) asked many times: Have you not got enough of it? In order to know how he cares for me I continued replying in the negative. Meanwhile Umar (rta) came and the gathering disbursed [seeing him]. At this the Holy Prophet commented: I see that the devils from among the Jinn and the humans have fled at Umar arrival. 19 (Tirmidhi, No: 3691)

Abdullah Ibn Buridah narrates on the authority of his father: The Holy Prophet (sws) returned from some of his military expeditions. A black slave girl approached him and said: I had vowed to beat the Daff before you if God brought you back unhurt. The Holy Prophet replied: If you have, then proceed. She started beating the Daff. Meanwhile Abu Bakr (rta) came and she continued beating it. Later when Umar (rta) came she covered her instrument under herself as soon as she saw him. At this the Holy Prophet (sws) commented: Umar, even Satan fears you. (Bayhaqi, No: 19888)

The overall situation depicted in the above narratives makes it clear that the word Habshiyyah and Jariyyah Sawdau connote professional singer slave-girl. For it would not be possible for a common lady to perform before the general public.

The word Qaynah in the above mentioned narrative from Sunan Al-Bayhaqi connotes a professional female singer. The context does not permit any other explanation. Besides, it is a known fact that in the Arabic language the word has been used as a term for a professional female singer. The author of Lisan Al-Arab writes, and the word Qaynah means female slave singer.20

Black male and female slaves excelled in the art of dancing and music. Many narratives provide sufficient evidence that they exhibited their skill in the presence of the Holy Prophet (sws) at numerous occasions and he did not condemn it.

vii. Dance

Anas (rta) narrates: Black slaves were dancing in front of the Messenger (sws) of God and sang the following words: Muhammad (sws) is a pious person. The Holy Prophet (sws) [did not understand their utterances] and asked what they were saying. The people replied: they say that Muhammad (sws) is a pious person. (Ahmad, No: 12562)

We learn from the narrative that:

Some black slaves were dancing in the presence of the Holy Prophet (sws).

They were singing the praise of the Holy Prophet (sws).

The Holy Prophet (sws) did not stop them from doing so.

He was interested in their performance. This is revealed by his question about their utterances.

The Hadith literature contains enough evidence to the fact that professional dancers from among the Abyssinian slaves used to perform before the Arabs. The nobles of Arabia would not consider enjoying such performances as undesirable. Therefore they would invite such artists to perform on their festive occasions. Dr Jawwad Ali writes:

The Abyssinians were famous for their love of dancing. The people of Makkah and of other territories of Hijaz would call upon them to perform their special dances and sing songs whenever they would hold joyous ceremonies like marriage, circumcision and other similar festive occasions.21

Many Hadith narratives show that Aishah (rta) enjoyed the dancing feast of the Abyssinian slaves along with the Holy Prophet (sws).

Narrates Aishah (rta): Once on an Id day the Abyssinian slaves came and started dancing in the mosque. The Holy Prophet (sws) called me. I placed my head on the Holy Prophets shoulder and started watching their performance. [The Holy Prophet did not stop me] until I myself got tired of watching them and turned away. (Muslim, No: 892)

viii. The Prophets Praise for a Melodious Voice

Narrates Abu Musa: The Holy Prophet (sws) [heard him recite the Holy Quran] and commented: O Abu Musa, you have been given one of the musical wind-instruments of the nation of David.

The narrative tells us:

The Holy Prophet (sws) liked reciting the Quran in sweet sound.

He rendered it analogous to using musical instruments.

He appreciated the musical instruments used by people of David (sws).

This markedly shows that the Holy Prophet (sws) liked melodious utterances. The words of the narrative shows that the reason the Holy Prophet (sws) praised Abu Musas recitation was the sweetness of his voice. Obviously, this sweetness of sound should always be considered a desirable thing; not only this sweetness will be enjoyed while reciting the Holy Quran but also other poetry, for example, poetical compositions in praise of God and exalting Him and in expressing other good subjects or poetry. In all these things, a beautiful voice should be equally considered a virtue. The art of music and singing is nothing but rhythmical melodious themes. There is no doubt that the principles of reciting the Quran beautifully are different from the ones used in common musical notes. However, this is equally true that the treble and bass and beauty and delicacy of utterance are elements common in the Quranic recitation and other types of singing. Seen in this perspective, both arts have a common trait of some sort.

Furthermore, the narrative approves of the musical instruments of David (sws). Thus the Holy Prophet (sws) recognized Biblical accounts regarding David (sws) and his followers about their use of music and musical instruments in singing the praises of God. That is the reason the great exegetes of the Quran have recorded this Hadith narrative in connection with the Quranic verses dealing with Davids praises of God. While commenting on verse 79 of Surah Anbiya, the celebrated commentator of the Quran, Ibn Kathir writes:

And this was because of his reciting the Psalms in a melodious voice. When he would sing it the birds would stop in the air and sang in response to David; so did the mountains. It is for this reason that when the Holy Prophet (sws) passed Abu Musa Ashari (rta), when he was offering his night prayer, he stopped and listened to his recitation for he had a very beautiful voice. The Holy Prophet (sws) said: Indeed he (Abu Musa) has been bestowed one of the musical instruments of the people of David (sws). Hearing this, Abu Musa said: Had I known that he [the Holy Prophet] was listening, I would have pleased him more. Abu Uthman Nahdi says that he did not find any drum, flute or a reed sound more pleasing than the voice of Abu Musa.22

Therefore it may safely be concluded that the Holy Prophet (sws) believed in the fact that David (sws) had a melodious voice.

1. War fought between the two tribes of the Ansar, namely Aws and Khazraj, before the advent of Islam.

2. This Hadith is Sahih (authentic).

3. The word Jariyah used in the narrative is usually taken to mean young girls. Although the word connotes young girls in certain contexts but there is little room to accept it as such. In this context, the word connotes a slave woman who is a professional singer and well known for her profession. This is evidently proved by the context in which the word is used here, and by the fact that another version of the same narrative has the word Qaynah ( i.e. a professional female singer) has been used instead of Jariyah. The text of the narrative follows:

Aishah (rta) narrates that once Abu Bakr (rta) came to her on the day of Id Al-Fitr or Id Al-Adha in the presence of the Prophet (sws). There were two female singers with her, singing the songs which the Ansar had sung on the day of Buath. Abu Bakr remarked twice: the Why these satanic instruments? The Prophet heard him and said to him: Let them sing. Every nation has an Id and this day is our Id. (Bukhari, No: 3716)

4. In Bukhari, the narrative has been worded thus:

Aishah (rta) reported that once she married a woman to an Ansari man. The Prophet (sws) said: O Aishah, what is it that there is no singing and playing whereas the Ansar take delight in this. (No: 4867)

5. This Hadith is Hasan.

6. Ali Ibn Burhan al-Din Halbi, Al-Sirah Al-Halbiyyah fi Sirah Al-Amin, 1st ed., vol. 2, (Beruit: Dar Al-Marifah, 1400 AH), pp. 234-5

7. It would not be correct to translate the word Jawari as young girls. Some other version of the narrative has the word Qaynat (a woman who is a professional singer) instead of Jawari.

Anas Ibn Malik narrates that when the Prophet (sws) passed by a clan of Bani Najjar, he noticed some slave girls were singing on Daff: We are the singers of Bani Najjar. We are lucky enough to have the Prophet (sws) as our neighbour today. Then the Prophet (sws) said: God knows that my heart feels affection for you people. (Al-Mujam Al-Saghir, No: 78)

8. This Hadith is Sahih (i.e. authentic).

9. This Hadith is Sahih (i.e. authentic)

10. Dr Jawwad Ali, Al-Mufassal fi Tarikh Al-Arab Qabl Al-Islam, 2nd ed., vol. 5, (Baghdad: Maktabah Al-Nahdah, 1978), p. 116

11. Dr Jawwad Ali, Al-Mufassal fi Tarikh Al-Arab Qabl Al-Islam, 2nd ed., vol. 5, (Baghdad: Maktabah Al-Nahdah, 1978), p. 117

12. Ibn Khaldun, Muqaddamah, 1st ed., (Berut: Muassasah Al-Alami li Al-Matbuat), pp. 258

13. This Hadith is Sahih (i.e. authentic).

14. Secret marriage contract is not considered valid in the Islamic Shariah. Thus open declaration of the marriage is one of the basic requirements for the validity of a Nikah. That is why the Prophet (sws) rendered it desirable to beat the Daff on this occasion during his time. Consider the following narrative:

Ali (rta) narrates: Once the Holy Prophet (sws) and his Companions passed the tribe of Bani Zariq. He heard singing sounds and music. What is this? he inquired. People replied: Messenger of God, the Nikah of such and such [person is being conducted]. His religiosity now reaches the zenith said the Prophet (sws). This is the prescribed way of Nikah. Neither adultery nor secret marriage is allowed until one hears the sound of the Daff or watches the smoke rising. Husayn said: I was also informed by Amr Ibn Yahya Al-Mazani that the Prophet would disapprove of secret marriage [and would not accept it] until the Daff was played. (Bayhaqi, No: 14477)

The Prophet (sws) held it necessary for the Arabs of his time to use the Daff to announce the wedding considering the prevailing custom and cultural traditions of the Arabs of that time. In current times, the purpose can be met through any other available means.

15. Dr Jawwad Ali, Al-Mufassal fi Tarikh Al-Arab Qabl Al-Islam, 2nd ed., vol. 5, (Baghdad: Maktabah Al-Nahdah, 1978), p. 108

16. F.S.Khayrullah, Qamus Al-Kitab, 5th ed., (Lahore: Masihi Kutub Khanah, 1993), p. 978

17. This Hadith is Sahih (i.e. authentic).

18. Here the word Qaynah has been used which stands for a professional female singer.

19. Some people present this narrative to prove that the art of music is evil in nature. They base their argument on the prophetic saying, I see that Satan from among the Jinn and the humans have fled when Umar arrived. They claim that the Prophet (sws) related music with Satan and thus expressed his dislike for it. We understand that the sentence is only expressive of sarcasm, which he used to express the harshness of Umars disposition. If the words are taken in their literal meaning then one wonders what explanation is to be given for the presence of the Prophet (sws), Aishah (rta) and Abu Bakr (rta).

20. This is the well acknowledged meaning of the word. The word has been used in this implication before and after the advent of Islam. Imra Al-Qays says:

(No worry if I have grown sorrowful. How many delicate singing slave girls did I employ on playing a Kiran. They had such musical instruments in their hands which on being stirred by the hands gave heavy sound that spread through the whole band of troops.)

21. Dr Jawwad Ali, Al-Mufassal fi Tarikh Al-Arab Qabl Al-Islam, 2nd ed., vol. 5, (Baghdad: Maktabah Al-Nahdah, 1978), p. 122

22. Ibn Kathir, Tafsir, vol. 3, (Lahore: Amjad Academy, 1982), p. 187

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.
Shehryar Ahmed wrote on 31 Jan 2016
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.
Shehryar Ahmed wrote on 1 Feb 2016

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.
shani wrote on 17 Feb 2016

Please also read the attached file:

[Avoid Dealing Namehram Alone]

Narrated by Umar ibn al-Khattab

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

".........Behold! A man is not alone with a woman but the third of them
is Ash-Shaitan............"

[Jami` at-Tirmidhi Chapters On Al-Fitan]


Narrated by Hazarat Abu Imama (R.A):

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

"By God in whose custody in my soul, whenever a man is alone with a woman (Na-Mehram) Shaitaan (Devil) enters between them.



Allah (A.J) has said in Holy Qura'n:
[Surah Fatir:Verse 28]

"Only those fear Allah , from among His servants, who have knowledge."


Allah (A.J) has said in Holy Qura'n:
[Surah Az-Zariyat:Verse 55]

"And warn, for warning profiteth[benefits] believers"


Ka'b bin Ujrah narrated:
"The Messenger of Allah said to me:

..........[selected portion of hadith ]
Ka'ab bin Ujrah! Salat is clear proof, and Sawm (fasting) is an impregnable shield, and Sadaqah (charity) extinguishes sins just as water extinguishes fire.
O Ka'b bin Ujrah! There is no flesh raised that sprouts from the unlawful [Haram Income]except that the Fire is more appropriate for it".

(Jami` at-Tirmidhi The Book on Traveling)

One who consumes Haraam will not feel any enthusiasm to perform good deeds and
it will lead him/her towards sinful deeds. Haraam also acts as a barrier such that duaas are not accpeted.


Sayyidina Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allahs Messenger (SAW) Do you know who is
poor? He was told, The poor among us, O Messenger of Allah, is he who has no
dirham and no possessions. He said, The poor of my ummah is one who comes on the
Day of Resurrection with salah and fasting and zakah, but also comes with abuses (he
has hurled) on this one, accusations on that one, devouring of some property, blood of
someone, slaying of another. So he sits and loses this piety (to someone) and that piety
(to another) so that when e his good deeds are finished before he has paid off what is
against him of sins, he carries their sins thrown to him till he is cast into the fire.



According to light of Hadith there are two main feature of Umat-e-Muhammadiyah (salalah u aleay wa aale hi wasalam)

1) Every Ummat had a special Quality and main quality of this Ummah is "Haya" modesty.

2) Every Ummat had a special Examination and Examination of this Umaah is "Wealth".

[[ PATIENCE OF EHL-E-BAITH( Family of Muhammad (P.B.U.H)) ]

'Aisha(R.A) used to say to 'Urwa(R.A):

Son of my sister, by Allah, I used to see the new moon, then the new moon, then the new moon, i. e. three moons in two months, and fire was not kindled in the house of Allah's Messenger (P.B.U.H). I ('Urwa) said: Auntie, then what were your means of sustenance? She said: Dates and water. But it (so happened) that Allah's Messenger (P.B.U.H) had some Ansar as his neighbours and they had milch animals and they used to send to Allah's Messenger (P.B.U.H) some milk of their (animals) and he served that to us.

[Sahih Muslim The Book of Zuhd and Softening of Hearts]


Narrated By Anas (R.A):

The Prophet said
"None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and
all mankind."

(Sahih al-Bukhari Book of Belief)


Prophet Muhammad (SalliAllahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

"Remain Away from others women, Your women will remain Pure"

[Mustadrak (al hakim)]

If we have friendship with Na-Mehram woman, we have to witness / Face relationship of our women with Na-Mehram Boys.
IF we see Na-Mehram woman with bad sight in a movie, then some one else will put bad sight on our Mother, sister, wife or Daughter.


Abu Dharr reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying that

Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said:"..........[selected portion of Hadith] My servants,
all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall
guide you........".

[Guidance is granted after demanding]

("O Allah! Please Guide us where ever you find us wrong".)

Those who Propagate Shameful things among the Believers:

"Verily those who love that indecency should spread among the believers deserve a painful chastisement in the world and in the Hereafter. Allah knows, but you do not know."

(Quran surah Nur : verse 19)


It was narrated in a long Hadith from Al-Bukhaari that Samurah ibn Jundub said:

[selected portion of hadith]
.......I said to my two companions, Subhaan Allaah! Who are these two persons? They said, Move on! So we went on, and came to something like a tannoor (a kind of oven, lined with clay, usually used for baking bread). I think the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, in that oven there was much noise and voices. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) added: - We looked into it and saw naked men and women. A flame of fire was reaching them from underneath, and when it reached them, they cried out loudly.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained who these people were, he said:
The naked men and women whom you saw in a structure that resembled an oven are the adulterers and adulteresses.

(Sahih al-Bukhari Book of Funerals (Al-Janaa'iz))


Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) said: If one of you were to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle, it would be better for him than touching a woman whom he is not permitted to touch.

Narrated by al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer

And the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) also said:
Whoever touches the hand of woman, who is not permissible for him, he would be handed a burning coal the day of resurrection. - Fath al Qadir.

It was narrated on Malik bin Yassir that Rasool Allah said that it is better for a Believer to be struck in the head with a hot iron rod than to touch a woman who is not lawful for him.[Tabarani & Baihaqqi]



Sahih Muslim:
[kitab Al Jannat wa Sifat, hadith 6840]
Narrated by Abu Hurayrah.
Prophet (S.A.W) said
"the women who would be naked inspite of their being dressed, who are seduced (to wrong paths) and seduce other with their hair high like humps. These women would not get into Paradise and they would not perceive the odour of paradise, although its fragrance can be perceived from such and such distance (from great distance)".
So, Libas "Bareek (jis k aar par nazar aaey)" ya "Tung" (jis say badan ki hayiaat zahir ho) nai hona chahiyay.

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
The eyes commit zina and their zina is by looking then he said, and the private part confirms that or denies it.

Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim


[Allah (A.J) Says:]
"Sight is one of the poisonous arrows of Devel/Shaitaan, who protects it due to my fear,I will grant him EMAAN, whose peace he will sence i his heart".


Imam Ahmad narrated that the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa Aalehi wasallam said:

Allah has prohibited three people from entering Paradise One of them is the Dayyuth. And the sahabahs asked Who is a dayyuth? And he replied The dayyuth is he who does not have protective jealousy (ghairah) toward his women folk[relatives e.g. Daughter, Wife, sister etc ]( Saheeh Al-Jaami).


It was narrated from Salim bin 'Abdullah that his father said:
"The Messenger (S.A.W) of Allah (A.J) said: "There are three at whom Allah (A.J) will not look on the Day of Resurrection:

The one who disobeys his parents,
the woman who imitates men in her outward appearance,
and the Dayus (cuckold).

Al-Nasaai >> Book Of Zakah

See how Allah (A.J) and His Messenger(S.A.W) describes about Ghairah(Self respect)

Narrated Al-Mughira:

Sa`d bin Ubada said, "If I found a man with my wife, I would kill him with the sharp side of my sword." When the Prophet (S.A.W) heard that he said, "Do you wonder at Sa`d's sense of ghira (self-respect)? Verily, I have more sense of ghira than Sa`d, and Allah (A.J) has more sense of ghira than I."

(Sahih al-Bukhari Book of Limits and Punishments set by Allah (Hudood) )

Rasool-e-Kareen (S.A.W) ki Bad-dua :

Hadees >> Bad-Nazri Karnay aur Karanay walay kay leay:

Nabi-e-Kareem (Sallalaho Alayhi Wasallam) Ne Irshad Farmaya

Allah Ki Lanat Bad-Nigahi Karnewale Par Aur Jiski Taraf Bad-Nigahi Ki Jaye.

(Bayhaqi Sharif>>Shaoob-al Emaan and Mishkat Sharif>>Kitab al-Nikah)

[[[[[[[[[ SUICIDE / KHUDKUSHI ]]]]]]

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (S.A.W) said, "Whoever purposely throws himself from a mountain and kills himself, will be in the (Hell) Fire falling down into it and abiding therein perpetually forever; and whoever drinks poison and kills himself with it, he will be carrying his poison in his hand and drinking it in the (Hell) Fire wherein he will abide eternally forever; and whoever kills himself with an iron weapon, will be carrying that weapon in his hand and stabbing his `Abdomen with it in the (Hell) Fire wherein he will abide eternally forever."

(Sahih al-Bukhari Book of Medicine)



(SURAH aL-BAQARAH >> vERSE 278~279):

"O you who have believed, fear Allah and give up what remains [due to you] of interest, if you should be believers.And if you do not, then be informed of a war [against you] from Allah and His Messenger(P.B.U.H). But if you repent, you may have your principal - [thus] you do no wrong, nor are you wronged.


It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) said:
"On the night in which I was taken on the Night Journey (Al-Isra'), I came to people whose stomachs were like houses, in which there were snakes that could be seen from outside their stomachs. I said: 'Who are these, O Jibrail? He said: 'They are the ones who consumed usury."

Sunan Ibn Majah The Chapters on Business Transactions


It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) said:
"There are seventy degrees of usury, the least of which is equivalent to a man having intercourse with his mother."

(Sunan Ibn Majah The Chapters on Business Transactions)

[ALLAH (A.J) has ordered "700" times in Qura'n to Offer Prayer]

In Holy Qura'n Allah (A.J) has ordered nearly 700 times to Offer prayer

one reason fro that is mentioned in Qura'n as:

"For Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds"

(Surah Al-Ankabut: verse 45)

from following Ahadith try to notice the worth of Namaz/Prayer

Importance of Prayer:

Narrated 'Imran bin Husain:

Had piles, so I asked the Prophet(S.A.W) about the prayer. He(S.A.W) said, "Pray while STANDING and if you can't, pray while SITTING and if you cannot do even that, then pray LYING on your side."

(Sahih Bukhari >> Book of shortening the prayer)

Leaving Prayer Makes man Kafir:

It is narrated on the authority of Jabir (R.A)
that he heard the Apostle (may peace and blessings be upon him) saying.

"Verily between man and between polytheism and unbelief is the negligence of prayer".

(Sahih Muslim The Book of Faith)

[[ Hadiths for selecting a life partner ]]

Jabir b. Abdullah (Allah be pleased with them) reported:
...........[selected portion of Hadith]
A woman is married for four (reasons): her wealth, noble ancestry, beauty and religion. Choose the religious woman lest your hand is stuck to dust.



Allah (A.J) has mentioned in Holy Qura'n
(SURAH Al-Mulk >> vERSE 16~17):

"Have you become fearless of Him whose Kingdom is in the heaven, that He may bury you in the earth,henceforth it remains shaking?".
Or have you become fearless of Him whoso Kingdom is in the heaven that He may send against you stoning.Now you will know, how was My warning?

One should feelthat "PAIN" that will occur when ALLAH's Punishment will be induced upon him/her (e.g. Touching hot cup of tea for maximum time) this will enlighten the thought that O Servant of ALLAH your patience is soo weak and PAIN of punishment is so large, if you can't even bear that PAIN what will you de for HELL fir 69 time more hotter.
[This procedure was part of life of many BUZURAGS (POIUS PERSONALITIES) AND GREAT BOXER MUHAMMAD ALI].


Narrated Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari(radhiyallahu anhu)

that he heard the Prophet (S.A.W) saying,
"From among my followers there 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 something, 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 Book of Drinks)


Following will be the featrues of life inside Hell


Truly Hell is a place of ambush.
For the transgressors a place of dwelling.
They will abide therein for ages.
Nothing cool shall they taste therein, Nor any drink.
Except boiling water,and dirty wound discharges.
An exact recompense (according to their crimes).

(Quran Surah An-Nabaa: Verse 21-26)


Abu Umamah narrated regarding His (Allah's) statement:

"He will be given water of Sadid to drink, he will swallow it..." that the Prophet (s.a.w) said:
" It will be brought toward his mouth and he will dislike it, so whenever it is brought closer to him it will melt his face and the skin of his head will fall into it. Then whenever he drinks from ithis bowels will be severed until it comes out from his anus.
Allah, the Blessed and Exalted says: "And they will be given water of Hamim to drink such that it cuts up their bowels..." and He says: "And if they call for drink they will be given water of Muhl which melts the faces, the worst of drinks and the worst of abodes."

(Jami At-Tirmidhi Chapters on the description of Hell)


Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle (S.A.W) as saying:

He who would get into Paradise (would be made to enjoy such an everlasting) bliss that he would neither become destitute, nor would his clothes wear out, nor his youth would decline.

(Sahih Muslim >> The Book of Paradise, its Description, its Bounties and its Inhabitants)

No Spiting,No Excretion

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Messenger (S.A.W) said, "The first group of people who will enter Paradise, will be glittering like the full moon and those who will follow them, will glitter like the most brilliant star in the sky. They will not urinate, relieve nature, spit, or have any nasal secretions. Their combs will be of gold, and their sweat will smell like musk. The aloes-wood will be used in their centers. Their wives will be houris. All of them will look alike and will resemble their father Adam (in statute), sixty cubits tall."

(Sahih al-Bukhari Book of Prophets)

For awakening Love For Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W) please watch "Madni Channel"

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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?
adil wrote on 5 May 2016
my question is that how can naats which bring us closer to allah be a bad 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
anonymous wrote on 16 Aug 2016
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).
Jazib wrote on 30 Nov 2016
The hadith aren't being displayed now. What seems to be the issue?
Sycamore wrote on 4 Dec 2016
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.
Muhammad Qasim wrote on 29 Jan 2017
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Ari Susanto wrote on 3 Oct 2018
Please clarify their authenticity before spreading them, as lying in the name of Prophet will have severe punishment and will mislead the others.
Blogger's Reply:
JazakAllah for the comments. I agree, we must not spread false Hadith. As others have also mentioned the same, I repeat, these are taken from The Majlis is South Africa. They are referenced by the scholars who put the original article together. Jzk.
Ari Susanto wrote on 3 Oct 2018
Yes, but you must be careful to spread it even it is from so-called scholars, as idle talks is not limited to just music, but also any misleading statements.

Just like trying to avoid spreading deadly poisonous foods, you don't want to spread it to be eaten by people just because it is released by a team of doctors.
Blogger's Reply:
Very True, great advise and appreciated. Please point out which narration you have an issue with and I will try and look into it further. JazakAllah.
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