Listening To Music In Ramadaan: Is Music Haraam While Fasting?
The Awqaf -
If you are fasting, and you get you menstrual
cycle at the last five minutes before iftar, do you
still have to break your fast. Another questions is
music haraam while fasting?.
Praise be to Allaah.
Listening to music is haraam, whether in Ramadaan or
at other times, but it is more forbidden in Ramadaan,
and is a greater sin, because fasting does not only
mean refraining from eating and drinking, rather it
means attaining piety or fear of Allaah, and it means
that all the physical faculties should refrain from
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fasting) is
prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those
before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the
And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: "Fasting does not just mean (abstaining)
from eating and drinking, rather fasting means
(abstaining) from idle and obscene talk…"
Narrated by al-Haakim who said: This hadeeth is saheeh
according to the conditions of Muslim.
See also question no. 37989
The saheeh Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) clearly indicates that
listening to musical instruments is haraam.
Al-Bukhaari narrated in a mu'allaq report that the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
said: "There will be among my ummah people who regard
adultery, silk, pork and musical instruments as
permissible…" Al-Tabaraani and al-Bayhaqi said that
this was a mawsool report.
This hadeeth indicates that musical instruments are
haraam in two ways:
1 – The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said, "[they] will regard… as permissible." This
clearly indicates that the things mentioned are haraam,
but those people will regard them as permissible.
2 – Musical instruments are mentioned in conjunction
with things that are definitely haraam, namely
adultery (zina) and alcohol. If it were not haraam it
would not have been mentioned alongside them.
See al-Silsilah al-Saheehah by al-Albaani , hadeeth
The believer should make the most of this blessed
month and turn to his Lord. He should repent to Allaah
and give up haraam things that he was in the habit of
doing before Ramadaan, so that Allaah might accept his
fast and set his affairs straight.
And Allaah knows best.