Is it allowed to hear the Kuffar slogans?

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I would like to get clarification about my doubt, people will say we should not hear Nonmuslim prayer/ slogan during observing/watching  News, my question is  it not allowed to hear/haram   to hear nonmuslim/Hindus prayer/ slogan during watching News.  if we dont have belief on it or not going to follow any thing with that prayer/ slogan  what is wrong  to hear some thoing wich is coming in the news, when we dont belive in it … please clarify


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

At the outset, we would like to point out that watching television itself is impermissible as it is associated with many sins and evils.[1] 

Shariah prohibits us from associating ourselves in any way whatsoever with anything that is prohibited in Shariah. Consider the following verse:

وإذا رأيت الذين يخوضون في آياتنا فأعرض عنهم حتى يخوضوا في حديث غيره وإما ينسينك الشيطان فلا تقعد بعد الذكرى مع القوم الظالمين

Translation: When you see those who engross themselves with Our Aayaat, then turn away from them until they engage in some other talk. Should Shaytaan cause you to forget, then after recalling, do not sit with the unjust people. [Al-An’aam. 68]

Under the commentary of this verse, it is mentioned that Shariah prohibits Muslims to be a part of any gatherings frequented by those who follow falsehood and by those whose statements are against Allah and His Rasul (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam). Attending such gatherings is not only harmful but a sin as well. Furthermore, it is also mentioned in the books of tafseer that if one unmindfully attends such gatherings then one should immediately leave that gathering. [2]

Not only should you discard viewing such contents but abstain from watching television as well. The resentment that a person may have of the unislamic content may diminish gradually as a consequence of viewing these programmes. As Muslims, we are sensitive to our faith (‘aqeedah) and values. We do not compromise on our ‘aqeedah and do not show complacency to anything that may harm our ‘aqeedah.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Fahad Abdul Wahab

Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by,                                                                                    Mufti Ebrahim Desai                                                                                                                              





[1] أما التلفزيون والفيديو فلا شك في حرمة استعمالها بالنظر إلى ما يشتملان عليه من الخلاعة والمجون والكشف عن النساء المتبرجات أو العاريات

تكملة فتح الملهم، دار إحياء التراث العربي، ٣:١٤٢


[2]  احكام القران للامام ابي بكر احمد الرازي الجصاص ج٣ ص ٥ دار الفكر

الجامع لاحكام القران لابي عبد الله محمد بن احمد الانصاري القرطبي ج٤ ص١٤-١٦ دار الحديث القاهرة

التفسير الكبير للامام الفخر الرازي ج٥ ص٢٢ دار احياء التراث العربي

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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