Is dancing and free intermixing of men and women, whether Mahrams or non-Mahrams, permissible in weddings?

Question 7: Is free intermixing (of men and women) in weddings permissible? What is the ruling on men’s dancing with a Mahram (spouse or permanently unmarriageable relative) and non-Mahram (not a spouse or an unmarriageable relative) women? Moreover, if men are alone, will there be any problem?

Answer: It is permissible in marriage to declare and announce it by using Duff (a tambourine-like instrument without bells) from the part of women. But free intermixing is not permissible if they are non-Mahrams. This is a Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islaamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) that should be removed... read more here.

What is the ruling on listening to music?

Question 6: What is the ruling on listening to music?

Answer: Music and musical instruments are all evil, but they are things that Satan makes appear attractive and enjoyable, and he calls people to them so as to distract them from the truth by means of falsehood... read more here.

Evidence from the Qur’aan and Sunnah prohibiting and warning against singing and musical instruments

I have looked into the report published by Al-Ra’id Magazine (67th and 68th issues) by Aboo Turaab Al-Zhaahiree entitled “The Book and Sunnah did not forbid singing and using and listening to musical instruments.” I considered carefully the Hadeeth and reports that he mentioned and relied upon in permitting singing and musical instruments in accordance with his Imaam Aboo Muhammad ibn Hazm Al-Zhaahiree. I was astonished at his extreme daring following his Imaam Aboo Muhammad to claim that all the Hadeeths reported prohibiting singing and musical instruments are weak... read more here.

Studying and teaching music

Question 44: Schools here in Kuwait teach music, drawing and gymnastics for boys and girls from the age of four until the age of fourteen. These subjects are considered obligatory in education. We have tried to clarify the ruling of Sharee`ah on this to the officials and to parents, but this issue is not totally clear. Please clarify the ruling of Sharee`ah on teaching such subjects, and the responsibility of those who contribute to this, so that all the Muslims may benefit.

Answer: It is impermissible to teach or learn music, or portray animate objects… read more here.

Treating a patient by reciting Qur’aan and saying authentically reported supplications

Question 15: There are many shaykhs in my country who do the following things: They play Duffs (tambourine-like instruments without bells) and go to graves where they slaughter sheep, camels, and cows, and they cook food there. Is this Haraam (prohibited) or not? They have also constructed a dome outside the city where they play Duffs and drums, and shout loudly: “Help us, O our Shaykh Jeelaanee!” They also invoke the help of other shaykhs. In addition to this, they walk among the people collecting money from them, and say that it is to visit Shaykh so-and-so and for other matters. If someone falls ill, they take them to these shaykhs who recite Aayahs (Qur’aanic verses) over them, and ask them to bring a ram, a bull, a camel, or other animals. People pay them large sums of money over the year and they go to them. Are these practices prohibited according to our Deen (religion)?

Answer: It is not permissible to slaughter camels, cows, sheep, or anything else on graves.In fact, it is an act of major Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) that puts the doer beyond the pale of Islaam, if by doing so… read more here.

Seeking the help of the dead or absent living beings from the Jinn, Angels or Humans

Question 14: There are many shaykhs in my country who do the following things: They play Duffs (tambourine-like instruments without bells) and go to graves where they slaughter sheep, camels, and cows, and they cook food there. Is this Haraam (prohibited) or not? They have also constructed a dome outside the city where they play Duffs and drums, and shout loudly: “Help us, O our Shaykh Jilaanee!” They also invoke the help of other shaykhs. In addition to this, they walk among the people collecting money from them, and say that it is to visit Shaykh so-and-so and for other matters. If someone falls ill, they take them to these shaykhs who recite Aayahs (Qur’aanic verses) over them, and ask them to bring a ram, a bull, a camel, or other animals. People pay them large sums of money over the year and they go to them. Are these practices prohibited according to our Deen (religion)?

Answer: It is not permissible to slaughter camels, cows, sheep, or anything else on graves.In fact, it is an act of major Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) that puts the doer beyond the pale of Islaam, if by doing so… read more here.