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Is it permissible to Listen to songs that gives us humble and good advice but are not related to Islam .


I know that music is haram and it is not allowed but sometimes there are some songs with music,  which give us thoughts to be humble and pious even though they don’t relate to Islam….Is this permissible to listen to because unlike other music this does not lead to sin?


Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your query.

Question: Is it correct to say that the music that arouses sexual, lustful urges and promotes unstable and degrading behavior is the forbidden one?

And is it correct to say that the music that soothes the nerves or causes relaxation, the music that forms the background of a scene in a movie to increase the effect of the scene on the viewers, the music that is used for physical exercise during workouts, the music that dramatizes a particular scene by its tune, or the one that arouses the zeal [in soldiers] is the permissible one?

Answer: Forbidden music is the music that is suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings, even if it does not arouse sexual temptations.

Permissible music is the music that is not suitable for such gatherings, even if it does not soothe the nerves like the martial music and that played at funerals.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider