musical instruments

Question ID: 31398

Assalamualikum Mufti Shab
In one of our local radio stations there was an interview with a certain Shaykh whose progeny links up with one of the Sahabi ( RadiAllah Talah Anho ). At the end of the interview the opportunity was given for a phone-in.
The caller asked the question about the permissibility of of “Sama” or Qwwali.
According to the Shaykh there are three views on the issue of of Music in the Shariah.
(1) Musical instruments are totally forbiden.
(2) Certain instruments are permissible eg. The Duf.
(3) There is no prohibition and therefore all musical instruments are permissible.
The Shaykh made the statement that according to his Silsilah and the view of his Mashaiks he follows the third view. He says the Imam Ghazzali was of this view.
He elaborates that music was prevalent during the time of the Prophet (S.A.W.) No Quranic Aayah were revealed condemning it nor are there any Authentic Ahadaith prohibiting it. Furthermore those who follow the first view base their ruling on Ahadith that are weak (Daif).
Statements like this could be misconstrued and taken as Carte Blanche and every type of music would be deem permissibly. Allah Knows best where this could end.
Can you kindly comment .

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Asked on November 16, 2012 12:06 pm
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There is no totally Shaari compliant in South Africa.
Because the Shaykh is linked to a Sahabah (R.A.) does NOT make him automatically a authority in Islaam. He has expressed a totally wrong view which the Radio Station should have refuted later but is there anyone these days to stand up for the truth these days? See 'book on site' "Music in Islaam" for detailed refutation.

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Answered on November 16, 2012 12:06 pm