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Correcting someone who is listening to music

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Q: My brother was playing a game and music was loud in the background. I told him to stop and he said ‘be quiet, it’s a live event (referring to a feature of a game)’. He is baaligh, is this kufr?


A: This is not kufr, but listening to music is not permissible. Hence, he should make sincere taubah for his wrong. Similarly, he should be taught that when he is corrected for his wrong, he should accept his mistake and not say anything.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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