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Is playing musical instruments like the violin prohibited in Islam?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham
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Answered by:  Maulana Imran Mughal


Question:


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah


Is playing musical instruments like the violin prohibited in Islam?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Answer:


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh


Musical instruments like the violin are haram to play in Islam, as stated by the majority of scholars across all four schools of thought.[1]


 


And Allah SWT alone knows best.


 


Written by Maulana Imran Mughal


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham


 


 


 



[1]Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar Ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar (Riyadh: Dar Alam al-Kutub, 2003), 9:502-505.


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