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White, brown, blue noise

Fatwaa ID: 2148


Sir, Is White, Brown, Blue etc noises halal to hear during studying? It’s becoming common among students to hear it while studying. Does this comes under category of music?

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

White noise is a mixture of all the frequencies that a human can hear, often balanced. Blue noise is where there is all treble and no bass. Brown noise is a deeper sound where the higher frequencies are lowered. These sounds are used for various purposes such as focusing, sleeping, relaxing, reducing anxiety, etc. We have observed the noises in question. The noises themselves would not be regarded as haraam. It is permissible to use them for various needs and benefits. However, if they are coupled with instruments or music, then that would be prohibited.

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

08/02/1445 AH – 02/12/2024 CE | 844

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين



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