Watching Islamic TV channels which have music in their programmes
Fatwa No: 118646

  • Fatwa Date:3-3-2009 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 7, 1430
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Question

assalam wa alykum
listening to music is prohibited in islam. but there are so many islamic channels that have music in it (eg. iqra channel that have many islamic programmes) while advertising or in the starting or ending of the programme. is it permitted to watch these channels? some times the programmes on these channels are very informative. we mute the volume when there is only music but in news channels while they give news there is music and listening to live news is very imp. in todays world. so is it permitted to watch news where your intention is only to listen to news not music?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

It is permissible to listen to the news or any other beneficial programmes from this channel, and it is an obligation to turn the volume off when music is broadcasted.

For more benefit on the ruling of music, please refer to Fataawa 81239 and 81545.

Allaah Knows best.

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