Is listening to music haram?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Music is expressly prohibited in many Ahaadith. Among the dominant purposes of our beloved Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) was to destroy musical instruments. (Mishkat vol.2).


and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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