Is playing musical instruments like the violin prohibited in Islam?

Fatwa ID: 02780

Answered by:  Maulana Imran Mughal

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is playing musical instruments like the violin prohibited in Islam?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Musical instruments like the violin are haram to play in Islam, as stated by the majority of scholars across all four schools of thought.[1]

 

And Allah SWT alone knows best.

 

Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 


[1]Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar Ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar (Riyadh: Dar Alam al-Kutub, 2003), 9:502-505.

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