Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan was asked:


A fatwa has spread in these times on the permissibility of a small amount of music played in the news or programs. [And it is mentioned] that it does not arouse the desires. What is your opinion on this fatwa?


“The Prophet (ﷺ) prohibited musical instruments and the Scholars have made a consensus on that as Shaikhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) mentioned. It is not allowed for anyone to make an exception for something from it and and specify it with permissibility. The Messenger (ﷺ) forbade and prohibited that. So it is not allowed. There is not in music anything that is halal nor from the musical instruments anything that is halal”.


Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan