Question #13-65: What is the proof of music being haram?


What is the proof that music is haram in Islam?


In the name of Allah the Most Kind. 

Please review the following:


  1. Surah Al-Mu’minun (23-3):  “ wa-allazina hum anni Allaghwi-Mouredeen ”And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talks, falsehood, and all that Allah has forbidden)”.
  2. Surah Loqman(31-6) “wa-menna A’nnasi man yashtari Lahw Al-Hadith Leiodella ann sapiel-ellah baghyer Elm” And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (music, singing,etc.) to mislead(men) from the path of Allah without knowledge and takes it (the Path of Allah) by way of mockery, for such there will be a humiliating torment”.


Bukhari (volume 7, book 69, # 494) reported in an authentic hadith (Abu malek Al-Ashari narrated that : the Prophet (pbuh) said: “it will be from my Oumma men who will consider as Halal Al-Herra(Zinna), Al-hareer (Silk), Al-khamr(wines) and Ma-Azef (use of all kind of music or musical instruments) …. 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 until the Day of Resurrection".

Tirmizi (# 2212) that Anas (RA) reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “ In this Ummah there will be punishments of Khasf (earthquakes), Kazf (showers of stones) and Maskh (deformity or transformation into animals like khinzeer/pigs)’ when the people will be involved in drinking, listening to female singers and playing musical instruments”.

Tabarani and Bayhaqi with good evidence also reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said that:” some of the signs of the Day of Judgment are when: Al-Qayenat and singers (Muslims  dancers, singers and famous stars), al-Ma-Azef (all kind of music), drinking alcoholic products and the use of silk products by men are made halal".

 May Allah save us and He knows best. 

Sheikh Mostafa

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