Listening to Binaural Beats for Meditation

Fatwa ID: 03482

Answered by: Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah​

Question

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:

https://youtu.be/BJ9pkEiI4OQ

 

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

 

 

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