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['Aalim Network QR] Music -- Why is it haram?


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Assalamu alaykum
The following question was answered by Dr. Liyakatali Takim

Salaams
Ummulbanin Merali - Acting Moderator - 'Aalim Network

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Question:
Why is music haram, and what are the origins of this law?

Answer:
Generally speaking, music is deemed to be haram due to it's effects on a
person's soul and the possible effects on morals. It is also very addictive
and can lead to a person indulging in vain things which can make him lose
his purpose in life. I have observed the society around and am sure that the
gradual decadence of moral behaviour is based on 3 elements: Alcohol,
womanizing and music. You will observe this especially when you go to
Universities and colleges.

The prohibition against harmful music is derived from the Qur'anic
prohibition in indulging in that which is vain (lahw), entertainment and
corrupt (fisq). See for example 49:49.


Liyakatali




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