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Bite size 7 Singing the Qur’aan with Musical instruments

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Singing the Qur’aan with Musical instruments

Shaykh, the Muhaddith,

Rabee’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee



Abbas Abu Yahya


Shaykh Rabee’ was asked:

‘We heard recently that there is a person who purposefully and intentionally sings the Ayaat from the Book of Allah -Azza wa Jal, so what is the verdict regarding this, BarakAllaahu Feeka?’


The Shaykh answered:

‘Is it in the same way as Umm Khalthoom and the likes of her from singers? The Qur’aan is recited in a melodious way, but in the Arabic way and a natural way.’

The questioner adds: ‘He recites Soorah Fatiha while playing a guitar!’

The Shaykh said:

‘This person is mocking the Ayaat of Allaah Azza wa Jal, this is Kufr (disbelief) and belittling the Qur’aan, downgrading the Qur’aan. Whoever belittles the Qur’aan, then he has disbelieved and apostated.

What do those who claim to wage war against al-Irjaa, what type of fatwa do they give; perhaps this singer is from them! !

قُلۡ أَبِٱللَّهِ وَءَايَٰتِهِۦ وَرَسُولِهِۦ كُنتُمۡ تَسۡتَهۡزِءُونَ

<< Say: ‘Was it at Allaah, and His Ayaat and His Messenger that you were mocking?’>>[Tawbah: 65]

These people (the Munafiqoon) had said: ‘We have not seen any one from the likes of these people, greedier for their stomachs, greater liars and more cowardly while meeting the enemy.’

These Munafiqeen had mocked the Muslims, so Allaah – Tabaraka wa Ta’ala- made Takfeer of them, due to them making mockery of them due to their religion, so what is the state of the one who directly makes mockery of the Qur’aan and belittles it!’

[From ‘Kashf as-Sitaar’ by Shaykh Rabee’ p.30 Q.17]