Is it true that lead will be poured into the ears of those who listen to music
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Is it true that lead will be poured into the ears of those who listen to music, on the Day of Judgement?
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Lead poured for music
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.494B Narrated by Abu Amir
that he heard the Prophet (saws) saying, "From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of (unlawful) musical instruments, as lawful.
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 4909 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud
I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say: Singing produces hypocrisy in the hearts.
Although there are several narrations regarding the prohibition of unlawful string and wind musical instruments in the authentic and established hadeeths; to the best of our knowledge we have not come across an authentic hadith whereby it is specifically declared that lead will be poured in the ears of those who listen to unlawful music on the Day of Resurrection.
The hadith whereby the Prophet (saws) declared the sin whose punishment will be molten lead poured in the ears on the Day of Judgment, is quoted below:
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.165 Narrated by Ibn Abbas
The Prophet (saws) said, "Whoever claims to have seen a dream which he did not see, will be ordered to make a knot between two barley grains (on the Day of Resurrection) which he will not be able to do; and if somebody listens to the talk of some people who do not like him (to listen) or they run away from him, then molten lead will be poured into his ears on the Day of Resurrection; and whoever makes a picture, will be punished on the Day of Resurrection and will be ordered to put a soul in that picture, which he will not be able to do."
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