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i have a few islamic cassets which have music in them (arabic percussions ect) and as far as i know misic is haram in islam. i understand that these are arabic percussion but weren`t these the ones our prophet forbidded as these are from his times.


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Islamic cassettes with music

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Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3153 Narrated by Muhammad ibn Hatib al-Jumahi

The Prophet (saws) said, "The distinction between what is lawful and what is unlawful is the song and the tambourine at a wedding."


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3306 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As

A woman came to the Prophet (saws) and said: O Messenger of Allah (saws), I have taken a vow to play the tambourine over you. He (saws) said: Fulfil your vow.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.103 Narrated by Urwa on the authority of Aisha

On the days of Mina, (11th, 12th, and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah) Abu Bakr came to her while two young girls were beating the tambourine and the Prophet (saws) was lying covered with his clothes. Abu Bakr scolded them and the Prophet (saws) uncovered his face and said to Abu Bakr, "Leave them, for these days are the days of 'Id and the days of Mina."


The Messenger of Allah (saws) permitted the music of the beating of the daff (tambourine) on joyous occasions like weddings, etc. Thus if the music in the Islamic cassette is from the beating of the daff, there is absolutely no harm in listening to such legal music.


If the music in the cassettes is from a source other than the daff or tambourine, it would be best to abstain from listening to all such illegal music which has been prohibited by the Messenger of Allah (saws).


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