Islamic music

Question ID: 26345

asalaamu alaikum honorable mufti

I am a madrassa teacher and teach from primary level to high school level. my students ask me about music and I tell them it’s haraam based on what I’ve learnt. but I struggle to answer the question when I’m asked about islamic singers. one of my colleges that also teaches
madrassa is of the opinion that because the youth and youngsters have no other forms of entertainment besides western explicit music, it is better for them to listen to the islamic artists as islam is still being mentioned in these songs and is a alternate to the other type of music.

I would like to know the fatwa and hukum regarding ” islamic music ” nasheeds sung by muslim artists such maher zain, irfan makki, sami yusuf, etc. in their lyrics they use nasheeds, du’as, hadeeth. they use instruments in their songs or sometimes it could be sounds that they’ve composed using a casio or studio equipment that produces the sounds of the instruments, such as drums, guitars and most known instruments that are forbidden.

inshallah may I also have references in the answer

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Asked on April 9, 2014 1:30 pm
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Read this publication: - I will be sending '40 Ahadith on Music'.

Musical instruments are Haraam. Sounds that come out from any part of the body, mouth, and nose that sound like music will come under the order of music. These 'artists' themselves are far from Islaam. It is not permissible to listen to them.

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Answered on April 9, 2014 1:30 pm