4 Authentic Hadith About Music In Islam

Hadith About Music

4 Authentic Hadith About Music. Okay, music is tricky in Islam. There are hadiths about how it can be a really bad influence. Not all music, but some – instruments, singing that distracts you from faith, that kind of thing. It’s about what the music makes you do. Gets you drunk, and breaks the rules…that’s the stuff to watch out for. Basically, if it leads to bad choices, it’s bad for your soul.

Hadith About Musical Instruments

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:

The bell is the musical instrument of the Satan.

Sahih Muslim 2114

In Arabic

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ الْجَرَسُ مَزَامِيرُ الشَّيْطَانِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Explanation: Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), likened the bell to a musical instrument of Satan. This Hadith signifies the association of certain musical sounds or instruments with negative spiritual influences, warning against indulging in them.

Hadith About Music And Singing

a mic for singing song

‘Imran bin Husain narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“In this Ummah, there shall be collapsing of the earth, transformation and Qadhf.” A man among the Muslims said: “O Messenger of Allah! When is that?” He said: “When singing slave-girls, music, and drinking intoxicants spread.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2212

In Arabic

عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ حُصَيْنٍ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ فِي هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ خَسْفٌ وَمَسْخٌ وَقَذْفٌ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَتَى ذَاكَ قَالَ ‏”‏ إِذَا ظَهَرَتِ الْقَيْنَاتُ وَالْمَعَازِفُ وَشُرِبَتِ الْخُمُورُ ‏”‏ ‏

Explanation: In this narration, the Prophet, (ﷺ), predicts societal collapse and transformation when certain vices become prevalent. Among these are the widespread presence of singing slave girls, music, and intoxicants, indicating their detrimental impact on society.

Hadith About Punishment Of Music In Arabic And English.

It was narrated from Abu Malik Ash’ari that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“People among my nation will drink wine, calling it by another name, and musical instruments will be played for them and singing girls (will sing for them). Allah will cause the earth to swallow them up, and will turn them into monkeys and pigs.”

Sunan Ibn Majah 4020

In Arabic

عَنْ أَبِي مَالِكٍ الأَشْعَرِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ “‏ لَيَشْرَبَنَّ نَاسٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي الْخَمْرَ يُسَمُّونَهَا بِغَيْرِ اسْمِهَا يُعْزَفُ عَلَى رُءُوسِهِمْ بِالْمَعَازِفِ وَالْمُغَنِّيَاتِ يَخْسِفُ اللَّهُ بِهِمُ الأَرْضَ وَيَجْعَلُ مِنْهُمُ الْقِرَدَةَ وَالْخَنَازِيرَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Explanation: Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), foretells a time when people from his Ummah (community) will indulge in wine under a different name, accompanied by musical instruments and singing girls. The consequence mentioned is a severe one, where the individuals will be swallowed by the earth and transformed into monkeys and pigs.

Hadith About Music Being Haram And 14 Other Affiliations

public music concert

Ali bin Abi Talib narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“When my Ummah does fifteen things, the afflictions will occur in it.” It was said: “What are they O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “When Al-Maghnam (the spoils of war) are distributed (preferentially), trust is usurped, Zakah is a fine, a man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother, he is kind to his friend and abandons his father, voices are raised in the Masajid, the leader of the people is the most despicable among them, the most honored man is the one whose evil the people are afraid of, intoxicants are drunk, silk is worn (by males), there is a fascination for singing slave-girls and music, and the end of this Ummah curses its beginning. When that occurs, anticipate a red wind, collapsing of the earth, and transformation.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2210

In Arabic

عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ إِذَا فَعَلَتْ أُمَّتِي خَمْسَ عَشْرَةَ خَصْلَةً حَلَّ بِهَا الْبَلاَءُ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ فَقِيلَ وَمَا هُنَّ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ ‏”‏ إِذَا كَانَ الْمَغْنَمُ دُوَلاً وَالأَمَانَةُ مَغْنَمًا وَالزَّكَاةُ مَغْرَمًا وَأَطَاعَ الرَّجُلُ زَوْجَتَهُ وَعَقَّ أُمَّهُ وَبَرَّ صَدِيقَهُ وَجَفَا أَبَاهُ وَارْتَفَعَتِ الأَصْوَاتُ فِي الْمَسَاجِدِ وَكَانَ زَعِيمُ الْقَوْمِ أَرْذَلَهُمْ وَأُكْرِمَ الرَّجُلُ مَخَافَةَ شَرِّهِ وَشُرِبَتِ الْخُمُورُ وَلُبِسَ الْحَرِيرُ وَاتُّخِذَتِ الْقَيْنَاتُ وَالْمَعَازِفُ وَلَعَنَ آخِرُ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ أَوَّلَهَا فَلْيَرْتَقِبُوا عِنْدَ ذَلِكَ رِيحًا حَمْرَاءَ أَوْ خَسْفًا وَمَسْخًا ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ غَرِيبٌ لاَ نَعْرِفُهُ مِنْ حَدِيثِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ إِلاَّ مِنْ هَذَا الْوَجْهِ وَلاَ نَعْلَمُ أَحَدًا رَوَاهُ عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ سَعِيدٍ الأَنْصَارِيِّ غَيْرَ الْفَرَجِ بْنِ فَضَالَةَ ‏.‏ وَالْفَرَجُ بْنُ فَضَالَةَ قَدْ تَكَلَّمَ فِيهِ بَعْضُ أَهْلِ الْحَدِيثِ وَضَعَّفَهُ مِنْ قِبَلِ حِفْظِهِ وَقَدْ رَوَاهُ عَنْهُ وَكِيعٌ وَغَيْرُ وَاحِدٍ مِنَ الأَئِمَّةِ ‏.‏

Explanation: There’s this hadith where the Prophet (peace be upon him) lists stuff that’ll bring down the whole Muslim community. He mentions things like musical instruments, singing ladies, and disrespecting traditions. Sounds weird, but he said it’ll lead to earthquakes, storms…like, the world going crazy. Basically, bad choices cause bad stuff to happen.


Each Hadith emphasizes the potential consequences of engaging in specific actions, such as listening to music, drinking intoxicants, or promoting societal behaviors that deviate from Islamic teachings. They serve as a reminder for Muslims to maintain moral conduct and avoid activities that may lead to spiritual and societal decay. Also, read hadith about zina and its forgiveness.

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