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Is K-pop haram if they do Satanic rituals in private?

Question: Korean pop singers appear extremely innocent. Do they perform satanic rituals before they sell their albums? When they sing, are they singing from Shaytan? Would it affect the soul if we can watch them without music instead of watching their music?

Answer:

Thank you for your question. Korean pop singers and K-Pop are contrary to the teachings of Islam, and I pray that you can eliminate them from your life.

Any music that features instruments uncovered men and women in music videos, intermixing, dancing, singing about impermissible or immoral things, and so forth is from the Shaytan. It is impermissible to listen to these or to watch them without sound. It is irrelevant whether they perform rituals in private or not. Impermissible music has a deep negative effect on the soul and clouds the heart. The job of every Muslim is to polish his heart by eliminating the haram and makruh from his life and pray for mercy and forgiveness from the Creator.  Please see these links:

https://seekersguidance.org/answers/general-counsel/getting-rid-of-fictional-books-movies-and-music/
https://seekersguidance.org/answers/general-counsel/listening-to-islamic-songs-with-musical-instruments/

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and give him peace, said, “The stronger believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, although both are good. Strive to seek that which will benefit you and do not feel helpless. If something overwhelms you, say, QaddarAllah, wa ma sha fa`al (It is the decree of Allah and what He wills He does). And beware of (saying) ‘If only,’ for ‘If only’ opens the door to Satan.” [Ibn Majah]

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, Tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

This answer was collected from Seekersguidance.org. It’s an online learning platform overseen by Sheikh Faraz Rabbani. All courses are free. They also have in-person classes in Canada.

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