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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

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