Background music when waiting in lifts!

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Answered by: Moulana Moinul Abu Hamza​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is soft music without any lyrics such as that played in the background of documentaries or lobby/elevator music also considered impermissible? Calming Music?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

In regards to passively hearing elevator Music, this is not by choice, but much like the sound you hear on the roads and streets, and this is beyond your control.


(1) Ibn Abidin explains in his “Radd al-Muhtar” [6.349]


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Written by Moulana Moinul Abu Hamza

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