Musical ringtones

Question 426

What’s the ruling on using ringtones which resembles musical instruments?

Answer :

Our shaykh Abu Bilal said in our class that using the musical ringtones is not permitted.

The music is haram. The permanent committee was asked :

Q: What is the Islamic ruling on singing and music? I read in a book that they are Haram (prohibited) but the supporting Hadith is Da`if (weak).

A: Indeed, singing and music are Haram, for Allah (Exalted be He) says,

‘And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allâh without knowledge’. – Luqman – 6

The “idle talk” mentioned here is singing, as interpreted by many scholars.

It is also related in “Sahih” Book of authentic Hadith by Al-Bukhari that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ‘At the end of time, there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk (for men), the drinking of Khamr (intoxicant) and the use of musical instruments as lawful. Allah will make the earth sink with them.’

The Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned musical instruments with consuming Khamr, wearing silk for men and committing Zina (sexual intercourse outside marriage), which are all prohibited. This denotes that using musical instruments is strongly prohibited.

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Compiled by : AbdunNoor Al Hindi