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Psalms and Music

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Q: What does the Zaboor (Psalms) say about music or singing?

A: We are not aware of the ruling of the Zaboor regarding music and singing. We follow the Qur’aan and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam). The Qur’aan and the Sunnah has cancelled out and replaced all previous books and religious systems. Thus, the ruling of the Zaboor on these two issues is irrelevant to us. The Qur’aan and the Sunnah has forbidden music, singing and dancing, and this ruling is binding upon us.

Prepared by: Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai

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