Pearl of Wisdom

on the authority of the Prophet (SAWA), 'Two voices are cursed and despised by Allah: howling when struck by an affliction, and singing when blessed with a bounty.'

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Da'a'im al-Islam, v. 1, p. 227

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Question : #119 Category: Music & Singing
Subject: listening to music, Sistani?
Question: Whats the ruling to listen to music according to Grand Ayatollah Sistani's fatwas?
Answer: Salaam alaykum,

The following is quoted from Ayatollah Sistani's website. One can refer to it to read more about the issue:

All songs (al-ghinã’) are harãm. Based on the definition that we accept, al-ghinã’ is the entertaining expression by way of tunes that are common to those who provide entertainment and amusement.

Link: http://sistani.org/index.php?p=616687&id=1246

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