Answered by SunniPath Answer Service Team
It is my understanding that in Islam it is prohibited to listen to music, with any musical instruments except the tambourine and singing. What about music about Allah (swt) and other Islamic songs? For example, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), is his music allowed or not? Why, and what are some of the proofs such as hadiths, sunna, quranic verses?
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah,
The relied upon position is that such music is not permitted.
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