Fatwa: # 41398
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: United States
Date: 12th November 2018


Can a Muslim listen to rap music?


Is it okay to listen to rap music as a Muslim?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, all types of music including rap music is haraam (strictly prohibited).[1] We advise you to obtain the qirat of Qari’s and listen to the beautiful recitation of the Quraan. The recitation of the Quraan will instil peace and happiness in you.

Music leads to grief and depression. The incidents of musicians committing suicide etc. are clear testimony to this.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa

Azaadville, JHB, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


  الاختيار لتعليل المختار، ج٤، ص١٧٧[1]

 ( واستماع الملاهي حرام ) كالضرب بالقضيب والدف والمزمار وغير ذلك . قال

عليه الصلاة والسلام : ' استماع صوت الملاهي معصية والجلوس عليها فسق والتلذذ بها من الكفر'

المحيط البرهاني للإمام برهان الدين ابن مازة، ج٥، ص٢٣٣

وفي «فتاوى أهل سمرقند» استماع صوت الملاهي كالضرب بالقصب، وغير ذلك من الملاهي حرام، وقد قال عليه السلام: «استماع الملاهي معصية والجلوس عليها فسق والتلذذ بها من الكفر»

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 349)

 قلت: وفي البزازية استماع صوت الملاهي كضرب قصب ونحوه حرام لقوله - عليه الصلاة والسلام - «استماع الملاهي معصية والجلوس عليها فسق والتلذذ بها كفر» أي بالنعمة فصرف الجوارح إلى غير ما خلق لأجله كفر بالنعمة لا شكر فالواجب كل الواجب أن يجتنب كي لا يسمع لما روي «أنه - عليه الصلاة والسلام - أدخل أصبعه في أذنه عند سماعه»

تحفة الملوك (ص: 238)

 اسْتِمَاع الملاهي وَسَمَاع صَوت الملاهي كلهَا حرَام

ملتقى الأبحر (ص: 223)

واستماع الملاهي حرَام


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