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.

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Selling musical instruments, cigarettes, and hookahs

Question 39: Sometimes we obtain goods that contain some musical instruments, smoking tools (water pipes), or vessels used for smoking such as lighters and ashtrays. Should we get rid of these things or are we permitted to sell them? Please provide me with your beneficial answer. May Allaah reward you with the best. Is it permissible to sell embodied or mummified objects (idols) of animals?

Answer: Selling musical instruments and the tools used for smoking or water pipes and other means of disobedience and Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) such as idols; whether embodied or mummified animals is Haraam (prohibited). This is because whatever is Haraam to be benefited from is Haraam to be sold and selling these things is considered helping a Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islaamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) and corruption as well as facilitation to indulge in Bid`ahs (innovations in the religion) and Shirk… read more here.

Listening to musical instruments

Question 14: Are the following Hadeeths Saheeh (authentic)?

(A): “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.”

(B) “Accursed! Accursed!” It was said, “Who are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “The player of Duff (a tambourine-like instrument without bells) and the listener to the reed pipe.”

Answer: (a), The Hadeeth: “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.” is Saheeh, narrated by Imaam Ahmad, Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Al-Tirmidee, Al-Nasaa’ee and Ibn Maajah… read more here.