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I think Music regarding haram activities is definitely wrong to listen to, but what about other types of music?
I came across this interpretation in the comments of this YouTube video:
"There is solid evidence to say that music is not haram, even the prophet pbuh allowed it, I'll show you the ahadith:
"'Aishah narrated that when a woman was married to an Ansari man, the Prophet (peace be on him) said, " 'Aishah, did they have any entertainment? The Ansar are fond of entertainment.'' (Reported by al-Bukhari.)
Ibn 'Abbas said, " 'Aishah gave a girl relative of hers in marriage to a man of the Ansar. The Prophet (peace be on him) came and asked, 'Did you send a singer along with her?' 'No,' said 'Aishah. The Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) then said, The Ansar are a people who love poetry. You should have sent along someone who would sing, 'Here we come, to you we come, greet us as we greet you.' " (Reported by Ibn Majah.)
'Aishah narrated that during the days of Mina, on the day of 'Eid al-Adha, two girls were with her, singing and playing on a hand drum. The Prophet (peace be on him) was present, listening to them with his head under a shawl. Abu Bakr then entered and scolded the girls. The Prophet (peace be on him), uncovering his face, told him, "Let them be, Abu Bakr. These are the days of 'Eid." (Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)
In his book, Ihya ulum al-deen, (In the quarter on "Habits", in the book Listening to Singing.), Imam al-Ghazzali mentions the ahadith about the singing girls, the Abyssinians playing with spears in the Prophet's Mosque, the Prophet's encouraging them by saying, "Carry on, O Bani Arfidah," his asking his wife, 'Aishah, "Would you like to watch?" and standing there with her until she herself became tired and went away"
— Sheik Yusuf Al Qaradawi the lawful and the prohibited
As for the Haidth about some Muslims making music halal, there is an alternate narration that reads as follows:
"Some people of my ummah will drink wine, calling it by another name, while they listen to singers accompanied by musical instruments. Allah will cause the earth to swallow them and will turn some of them into monkeys and swine." (Reported by Ibn Majah.)
Only Allah knows best"
What is the response to this, are these references weak? Usually, when I research the haram status of music, all of the prohibitions come from the fact that modern mainstream music is crude and sexual, but that doesn't account for all music.
I am just searching for knowledge and open to understanding the debate, and Allah Knows Best.