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Background music when waiting in lifts!

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Moulana Moinul Abu Hamza​


Question:


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]




 


Only Allah knows best


 


Written by Moulana Moinul Abu Hamza


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham


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