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Fatwa Answer

Question ID: 677 Category: Knowledge
Listening to Songs with Statements of Kufr or Shrik

I pray you are well.

Please could you give a fatwa:

1) Is a Muslim a kaafir if he listened to many songs over the years and some of the songs might have contained words and statements of kufr. And this Muslim is in doubts and worried whether  he enjoyed, taken pleasure and liked the kufr words and statements in a particular song/s OR just some of the other words and statements that are not kufr, melody, music, tune, sound of the words and the sound of/in the very same song/s mentioned above?
2) Is a Muslim a kaafir if he listened to a song/s that contained words and statements of kufr and he enjoyed the sound, music, melody and tune of the song/s but not the kufr words and statements?


الجواب وبالله التوفيق

Listening to or getting involved in, production of music is considered absolutely haram according to the Islamic Shari‘ah, regardless of whether the lyrics contain statements of kufr or not. The ruling for both types is the same i.e. it is haram. A person by listening to either types will not become a kafir, however they will be considered as the perpetrator of a grave sin and it will become a source of their nifaq(hypocrisy). One should perform a sincere and firm tawbah(repentance) and astaghfar. Rasulullah Sallallaho Alyhi Wasallamsaid:

عن جابرؓقال قال رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم الغنا ینبت النفاق فی القلب کما ینبت الماء الزرع ، یعنی الغنا سبب النفاق ومؤد الیہ

(فتاوی عثمانیہ، ص364، ج10، بحوالہ مرقاہ المفاتیح کتاب الاواب )

واللہ اعلم بالصواب