Posted by: alqamardesigns | August 6, 2007

Music in Islaam?

What does Islaam say about Music?

Allah says (in the interpretation of the meaning):

“And whatever the Messenger gives you, take it. And whatever he forbids, abstain from it. And keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is severe in punishment.” [Sûrah al-Hashr: 7]

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“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 (from them), there will be some 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 Allah will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so till the Day of Resurrection.” [Sahih Bukhaari]

In general Music is forbidden in Islaam, except for the use of the Daff (one sided tambourine without the bells) for certain occasions (e.g. On Eid, at the time of a wedding — as proven,detailed and permitted by the sunnah).

[Video by StickToTheSunnah]

For more info, please visit the links below:

Video Links

Yusuf Estes brings up evidence from the sunnah and ahadith about the permissiblity, and restrictions on Music in Islam.

Can men play the daff by Sh Muhammad S Adly

“Flute of Prophet David (AS) by Dr Bilal Philips

Dr Zakir Naik – Question regarding music

Dr Bilal Philips Music in Islaam

Can I listen to nasheed without music

Information Links

Ruling on music

The Signs Before Day of Judgement by Imâm Ibn Kathîr

Sign of the Hour: Excessive Use of Musical Instruments

Evidence of prohibition in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and The views of the scholars (imaams) of Islam

Allah says (in the interpretation of the meaning):

“It is not for a believing man nor a believing women, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter, to have the choice in their affair; and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has surely gone astray in manifest error.” (33:36)


  1. Plz,tel me something about qawwalies,is that agreed in ISLAAM…???

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