I've read that imam Rafi, a great shafi'i scholar allowed the reed flute whilst imam Nawawi disagreed with him. What evidence did imam Rafi'i use to justify his ruling?

  • The prominent shafi'i scholar which is known to have a lenient opinion regarding music was al-Ghazali. Ar-Rafi'i rather was a hardliner as far as I can tell. Actually an-Nawawi quoted him and commented his opinion.
    – Medi1Saif
    Mar 29, 2023 at 21:18
  • Hmm interesting, I've heard the zahiri madhab also had a very lenient position regarding music as well, why was that?
    – Student
    Mar 29, 2023 at 21:33
  • @student they thought the hadiths prohibiting music were weak
    – Hisham
    Apr 1, 2023 at 22:39


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