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Naats, nazams and nasheeds

Q: Is it permissible to listen to anaasheed, nazms etc if it does not have any musical instrument involved and follows the rules of Shar’iah i.e. no singing by women. Also if it is not used for entertainment/pleasure and is not interfering in anyway with our ma’mulaat or daily routine?


A: Ulama have explained that songs that are sung according to musical notes should be avoided.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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