Hamd, Naat, and Mankabat

Question: Is it OK to listen qawalli which is HAM’D NAAT MANKABAT Etc


Answer: The listening/playing of musical instruments such as the accordion is haram. So if the hamd, naat manqabat is with musical instruments it is NOT permissible to listen to it.

It is stated in shaami on page 349 volume 6 that

اسْتِمَاعُ صَوْتِ الْمَلَاهِي كَضَرْبِ قَصَبٍ وَنَحْوِهِ حَرَامٌ

“Listening to musical instruments like the beating of drums etc is haram,”

He Sallalahu Alaihi WaSallam also said

لَيَكُونَنَّ مِنْ أُمَّتِي أَقْوَامٌ يَسْتَحِلُّونَ الْحِرَ وَالْحَرِيرَ وَالْخَمْرَ وَالْمَعَازِفَ (Bukhari)

“There will be from amongst my ummah such people who will make halal, adultery, the wearing of silk (for men), Alcohol, and musical instruments.

In fact, using musical instruments with Hamd, Na’at etc is worse, because of bey-adbi (disrespect) to Allah’s name. Just like using musical instruments with Quranic recital.