Mixing Zamzam water with alcohol
Fatwa No: 147849


Is it allowed to mix Zamzam water with any other liquid including alcohol ? and is it allowed for a muslim to listen to tones and orchestra (a group of people playing musical instruments but no singer)? please answer my questions





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 mix Zamzam water with pure liquids but if there is no need, then this should not be done so that a person may benefit from it exclusively.

As regards mixing Zamzam water with impure liquids, like alcohol and the like, then this is prohibited as it is humiliating and disrespecting it while it is Islamically sacred, and this is also spoiling the water and a wasting of wealth.

Al-Mugheerah Ibn Shu’bah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Allaah has indeed forbidden for you being undutiful to your mothers, burying your daughters alive, withholding (what you should give), and demanding (what you do not deserve), and Allaah dislikes for you three matters: idle talk, persistent questioning, and wasting of wealth.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 118612.

As regards musical instruments, they are absolutely forbidden with the exception of the Duff (a tambourine-like instrument without bells). So, it is not permissible to listen to musical instruments even if it is not accompanied with songs. For further information, refer to Fataawa 81239 and 81545.

Allaah Knows best.

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