Can You Listen to Music After Iftar in Ramadan? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “can you listen to music after iftar in Ramadan?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are five key points about “can you listen to music after iftar in Ramadan?” which I will explain in this article. The five important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Is it OK to Listen to Music in Islam?
  2. Does Music Break Your fast?
  3. Is It Allowed to Listen to Music During Ramadan?
  4. Can You Listen to Music After Iftar in Ramadan?
  5. What Should You Do After Iftar in Ramadan?

Is it OK to Listen to Music in Islam?

The important thing about “can you listen to music after iftar in Ramadan?” what I will explain now is “is it OK to listen to music in Islam?”. I want you to understand that first because that is one of the main topics in this article that must be understood very well.

If we read some Islamic literature on music, we will find an explanation that there are two differences of opinion about music in Islam:

One: some Islamic jurists say that music is halal. What this means is that according to them Muslims are allowed to listen to music.

The basic arguments of some Islamic legal experts who argue that music is halal are the following hadith:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ مَرَّ بِحَسَّانٍ يُنْشِدُ فِيْ الْمَسْجِدِ فَلَحَظَ إِلَيْهِ ، فَقَالَ ؛ قَدْ كُنْتُ أُنْشِدُ فِيْهِ ، وَفِيْهِ مَنْ هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِنْكَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallaahu anhu, that Umar radliyallahu anhu met Hassan who was developing (poetry) in the mosque. He then looked at Hassan with a denying view. Hassan then said, “I have developed (poetry) in it (mosque). In it there is someone who is better than you. “The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Two: some Islamic jurists say that music is haram. What this means is that according to them Muslims should not listen to music.

As for the basis of the arguments of some Islamic jurists who argue that music is forbidden in the Quran and hadith as follows:

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَّشْتَرِيْ لَهْوَ الْحَدِيْثِ لِيُضِلَّ عَنْ سَبِيْلِ اللّٰهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍۖ وَّيَتَّخِذَهَا هُزُوًاۗ اُولٰۤىِٕكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ مُّهِيْنٌ

And of the people is he who buys the amusement of speech to mislead [others] from the way of Allah without knowledge and who takes it in ridicule. Those will have a humiliating punishment. (Luqman [31]: 6).

The hadith I mean is as follows:

لَيَكُوْنَنَّ مِنْ أُمَّتِيْ أَقْوَامٌ ، يَسْتَحِلُّوْنَ الْحِرَ وَالْحَرِيْرَ، وَالْخَمْرَ وَالْمَعَازِفَ

Indeed, there will be some of my Ummah who will justify zina, silk, liquor (al-Khamr), and musical instruments.

Now, I would like to say that there is a difference of opinion about music in Islam. You can choose one of them as the basis for your opinion, but you can’t blame other people who have different opinions with you. I personally think that music is halal in Islam.

That is a brief explanation of “is it OK to listen to music in Islam?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Does Music Break Your fast?

The important thing about “can you listen to music after iftar in Ramadan?” what I’m going to explain now is “does music break your fast??”. I want you to understand that because it is one of the important questions in this discussion that must be well understood.

Before I explain the answer to that question, I want to explain the things that can break fasting. I want you to understand all of that first so that you understand whether music break your fast or not.

In general, if we read some Islamic legal literature on fasting in Ramadan, we will find eight things that can break fasting. The eight things I mean are as follows:

One: if something gets into the body orifices on purpose. For example, if water enters the throat on purpose, then our fast is broken.

Two: treating by inserting objects (medicine or other objects) in one of two ways (qubul and anus).

Three: vomiting on purpose. If a person vomits accidentally or vomits suddenly (ghalabah) then his fast is still considered valid as long as none of his vomit is swallowed again. If the vomit is swallowed intentionally then the fast is invalidated.

Four: having sex with the opposite sex (jima’) on purpose.

Five: the discharge of semen (sperm) is caused by touching the skin.

Six: menstruation and puerperium.

Seven: crazy.

Eight: apostasy or leaving Islam.

All readers! if we understand the eight things that can break fasting as I have explained above, we can conclude that music does not break fasting.

That’s a brief explanation of “does music break your fast??”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Is It Allowed to Listen to Music During Ramadan?

The important thing about “can you listen to music after iftar in Ramadan?” What I will explain now is “is it allowed to listen to music during Ramadan?”. I want you to understand that because it is one of the important topics related to the main discussion in this article.

In several previous articles, I have explained that there are differences of opinion among scholars of Islamic law regarding music in Islam. I personally think that music is halal. I have also explained eight things that can break fasting. Music is not one of the things that break fasting.

So, if you ask me, “is it allowed to listen to music during Ramadan?”, the answer is “yes”. Muslims can listen to music during Ramadan! That’s the answer.

That’s a brief explanation of “is it allowed to listen to music during Ramadan?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Can You Listen to Music After Iftar in Ramadan?

The important thing about “can you listen to music after iftar in Ramadan?” what I’m going to explain now is a specific answer. So, you should read some of the explanations below very well.

I hope you have understood the things I have explained in the previous few paragraphs. If you have understood all that, I think you have understood whether you can listen to music after iftar in Ramadan or not.

In simple terms, I want to say that you can listen to music after iftar in Ramadan. This is on condition that if you choose the opinion of some experts in Islamic law who say that music is halal. But if you choose the opinion of some Islamic legal experts who say that music is haram, you cannot listen to music after iftar in Ramadan.

In the previous few paragraphs, I have explained that I chose the opinion of several Islamic legal experts who say that music is halal. So, I think that we can listen to music after iftar in Ramadan.

That’s a short explanation of “can you listen to music after iftar in Ramadan?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

What Should You Do After Iftar in Ramadan?

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