Top 40 hadith on Music (Part 4)

The following is a compilation of the top 40 hadith which address the advantages and disadvantages of music, as well as why the other types of music are considered Haram (forbidden). Enjoy.

#31. Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Allah’s Apostle (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The bell is among the musical instruments of shaitaan.” (Abu Dawood)

#32. On the authority of Kisaan narrates that Hadhrat Muaawiyyah (may Allah be pleased with him) stated in his Khutbah: “Verily, Allah’s Apostle (may Allah be pleased with him) forbade seven things, and I too forbid you from these things. Know that these things are: Loud wailing (on occasions of death), singing, pictures………” (Tibraani)

#33. On the authority of In a lengthy Hadith narrated by Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (may Allah be pleased with him), it is mentioned that o­n the occasion of the expulsion of shaitaan from the heaven and his exile to earth, he (Iblees) supplicated to Allah Ta’ala: “O my Rabb! You have exiled me to earth and you have made me accursed………Now, therefore bestow to me a caller (who can call to my path).’ Allah Ta’ala said: “(Your caller) is musical instruments………..” (Tibraani)

#34. On the authority of Allaamah Qurtubi, in his Tafseer, narrates the following Hadith: “Verily, o­nce when Abdullah Bin Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) heard someone singing, he hastily left the place. This reached Allah’s Apostle (may Allah be pleased with him). He thereupon commented: ‘Indeed, Ibn Umm Abd (i.e. Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud) is an honourable abd (slave ofAllah).”

#35. On the authority of Hadhrat Abu Burzah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: “We were with the Nabi (may Allah be pleased with him) o­n a journey when he heard two men singing. The o­ne was responding to the other (by means of singing poetry). Nabi (may Allah be pleased with him) then said: ‘Look who these two are.’ They (the Sahaabah) said: ‘They are so and so (naming them).’ Allah’s Apostle (may Allah be pleased with him) then cursed, saying: ‘O Allah! Cast them upside down in Jahannum.” (Majmauz Zawaaid)

The gravity of the prohibition of singing and music should be apparent from the vehemence of the curse of Allah’s Apostle (may Allah be pleased with him).

#36. On the authority of Allah’s Apostle (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “Verily, Allah Ta’ala sent me as a Mercy and a Guide to the worlds, and He has commanded me to destroy musical instruments……”

#37. On the authority of Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates: “Allah’s Apostle (may Allah be pleased with him) said: ‘Verily, the bell is of the musical instruments of shaitaan.” (Muslim and Abu Dawood)

#38. On the authority of Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Allah’s Apostle (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Malaaikah do no associate with a group in which there is a dog or a bell.” (Muslim and Abu Dawood)

#39. On the authority of Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) narrated: “Verily, Nabi (may Allah be pleased with him) instructed that all bells be cut off from the necks of the camels o­n the Day of Badr.” (Musnad Ahmad)

#40. On the authority of Hadhrat Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: “I heard Allah’s Apostle (may Allah be pleased with him) saying: “Verily, with every bell is a shaitaan.” (Abu Dawood)

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