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  • Depends on how strict they are some are and some can't
  • I wouldn't know, I'm not Muslim
  • what? is this a serious question? why would you think that? of course Muslims are allowed to listen to music, why wouldn't we? Its not a sin to listen to music...
  • No. Muslims are not allowed to listen to music. Every good Muslim knows this.
  • The overwhelming majority of scholars consider music to be Haram, based on the following verse: "And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allah, the Verses of the Quran) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-Fire)". (Surah Luqman 31:6) Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood used to swear that the meaning of idle talk was singing. This view was held by Ibn Abbas (RA) and other Sahabah as well. Ibn Mas’ood used to say that music is to the hypocrisy as water is to a plant. The scholars are agreed that when singing is accompanied with music, then the prohibition is even stronger. The other major proof is the Hadith reported by Al-Bukhari with a partial isnad (mu’allaq): "From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcohol, and the use of musical instruments as lawful. Allah will destroy them during the night...and will change the rest of them to monkeys and pigs and they will remain so until the Day of Resurrection". This Hadith was narrated with a connected chain of narrators by other scholars of Hadith such as Al-Ismaili, Abu Dhar, Abu Nuaim, and Al-Tabarani. It is authentic. Singing and the playing of the daff (a large tambourine like instrument) is permitted on special occasions like the Eids and marriage. See this also: http://islamqa.com/en/ref/5000
  • Depends on which Koran you follow, there are so many different one's.
  • No they are not allowed to listen to music....they can only listen to drum beat songs/nasheeds.
  • From the answers on here its amazng that they can't!
  • This sounds musical
  • I have studied and SANG with many people of the Muslim faith. Don't even dare tell me that they are not Muslims. They are shining examples to anyone who ever meets them. They actually practice their beliefs and would never cause any argument over something that is just a simple question.
  • I have seen arguments both ways- - some Muslims feel it is permitted, while others feel it is not. I guess it is up to interpretation. The people who say it IS forbidden, reference a passage in the Qur'an that talks of idle words / talk being forbidden and they interpret that to be music. There are also some Hadiths that they use to justify their belief that music is "haram" (sinful). But like I said before, not all Muslims believe music is a sin. Not all Muslims accept the Hadiths and not all Muslims interpret the 'idle' talking to be music. So it depends on the individual Muslim.
  • They believe music is bad, English Music is banned in many Muslim countries, so is youtube.
  • It is not against Islam to listen to music, the 1st musical instruments were made by muslims, however is it stressed that one should not go over board with music, ie if music is going to come between your prayers then you should think again.... music is allowed... Islam is not as strict as people make out...
  • Nope not at all
  • Well whether they are allowed or not..I don't know..but ever muslim I have ever met (and I work at a college) listens to music..
  • Well, many muslims listen to music. It is fine to listen to music as long as the person does the prayers on time. And shouldn't let it affect one's values.
  • Only when a mullah is wailing from H. Quran.
  • Only certain types. I herd that they can't listen to music with any words.
  • Is this serious!
  • Edited because I meant to comment.

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