Can You Listen to Music During Ramadan? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “can you listen to music during 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 three important things about “can you listen to music during Ramadan?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Do and Don’t During Ramadan.
    a. Do During Ramadan.
    b. Don’t During Ramadan.
  2. Is It Haram to Listen to Music in Islam?
  3. Can You Listen to Music During Ramadan?

Do and Don’t During Ramadan

The first important thing about “can you listen to music during Ramadan?” what I will explain now is do and don’t during Ramadan. I want you to understand all of that first before you read more explanations in this article because those are some of the important things in this discussion that must be well understood. In addition, there are some Muslims who do not understand it all well.

The discussion on do and don’t during Ramadan is one of the important discussions in Islamic legal literacy. In general, the discussion relates to what Muslims are allowed to do and what they are not allowed to do while they fast in Ramadan.

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The explanation of do and don’t during Ramadan is very important for Muslims because it relates to the validity of their fast. That’s why, as Muslims, we must understand it all.

Do During Ramadan

What is meant by do during Ramadan are things that are sunnah and permissible during Ramadan. Sunnah things are things that if done, then the Muslims who do it will get a reward. But if that is not done, then the Muslims are innocent. Meanwhile, what is meant by things that are permissible are things that can be done and things that can not be done.

In simple terms, do during Ramadan is as follows:

One: doing things that are okay to do every day, like sleeping. This is permissible.

Two: doing things that are recommended for Muslims, such as reading the Quran, Salawat, Istighfar, and other types of Dhikr. This is Sunnah.

Don’t During Ramadan

What is meant by don’t during Ramadan are things that are not allowed to be done because they can damage fasting and things that are not allowed because they can reduce the reward of fasting.

In simple terms, don’t during Ramadan is as follows:

One: doing things that break the fast in Ramadan, such as intentionally inserting something into the body opening, treating it by inserting an object (medicine or other object) in one of two ways (qubul and anus), vomiting intentionally, having sex with the opposite sex (jima’) intentionally, releasing semen (sperm) on purpose, apostasy or leaving Islam.

Two: doing things that reduce the reward of fasting in Ramadan, such as stealing, drinking, backbiting, and so on.

That’s a brief explanation of do and don’t during Ramadan. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Is It Haram to Listen to Music in Islam?

The second important thing about “can you listen to music during Ramadan?” what I will explain now is “is it haram to listen to music in Islam?”. I want you to understand that now because it is one of the important questions in this discussion that must be well understood.

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

Can You Listen to Music During Ramadan?

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