Fatwa ID: 03482
Answered by: Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah
I listen to binaural beats for meditation. I can't listen to it if there is any music but the one I listen to I don't hear any music other than vibration so could you please verify:
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Binaural beats have become an emerging type of sound therapy. However, research is inconclusive about the clinical benefits of binaural beat therapy, therefore it should not be relied on completely. Regarding its permissibility, the video link that you sent seems to be fine and free of music. However, I do not believe all binaural beats are completely free of music. Therefore, as long as the sounds are free of music, and every other cause of prohibition, then it is permissible to listen.
I must add that we are not experts and our knowledge regarding this form of sound therapy is limited. Therefore, this fatwa is only in reply to the link which was sent.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham