Fatwa ID: 02780
Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal
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
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.
And Allah SWT alone knows best.
Written by Maulana Imran Mughal
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar Ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar (Riyadh: Dar Alam al-Kutub, 2003), 9:502-505.