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I would like to know where can I find the Hadith in which it mentions that wind and string instruments are prohibited? and if the hadith is authentic or not? and What is the reason for this prohibition?

I heard from someone that it was prohibited because in the Prophet's (May Allah's peace and blessings be upon Him) day, they used to kill animals to make these instruments, is this the main reason? if not, than what is the reason?

I would also like to know if there are any opinions of reliable scholars on this as well.

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Playing or making? Or both? –  Noah Dec 5 '12 at 6:34
@Noah both, as well as listening to them –  Mujahid مجاهد Dec 5 '12 at 14:28
I am looking for an answer too. –  Imtiaz Mahbub Khan Mar 21 '13 at 16:25
Also how about music generated without instruments like Dubstep for example, would it also be haram –  Aboudi Oct 18 '14 at 12:41

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Please go to this link http://www.islamicstudies.info/literature/halal-haram/halal-haram.php?id=16 . According to the writer, Singing and Music are permitted as long as it doesn't make you indifferent about your religious obligations and certain conditions are met.

On the other hand, go to this link http://www.inter-islam.org/Prohibitions/Mansy_music.htm . It cites Music and Singing as Haraam in any cases.

There is a hadith where the Prophet (SAW) cits stringed instruments in line with fornication and drinking.

I'm still searching for the right answer as this seems a very controversial issue as there is no direct verse against stringed instruments.

Allah knows best. May He guide us to the right path.


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The issue is controversial because there's no clear-cut evidence to prove music is haraam. That should be enough proof to say it's allowed. –  Sayyid Oct 19 '14 at 22:40

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