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Vocal nasheeds

Fatwaa ID: 2114

Is it permissible to listen to vocal nasheeds

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

There are a couple of issues of consideration for a nasheed to be halaal. The lyrics and the sound effects are perhaps the most important. The details are as follows:

In regards to the lyrics, it must be clean and free from anything haraam or problematic. This includes moral aspects as well as creedal issues. It should ideally be something that is beneficial, not futile.

As for the sounds, it is not permissible to listen to nasheeds that contain prohibited musical instruments. Likewise, it is not permissible to listen to nasheeds that contain sound effects from things other than the prohibited musical instruments that mimic or create similar effects.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

08/01/1445 AH – 02/11/2024 CE | 824, 840

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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