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Does this mean music is halaal on Eid day?

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Sahih al-Bukhari:

Volume 2, Book 15, Number 72:

Narrated Aisha:

Abu Bakr came to my house while two small Ansari girls were singing beside me the stories of the Ansar concerning the Day of Buath. And they were not singers. Abu Bakr said protestingly, "Musical instruments of Satan in the house of Allah`s Apostle !" It happened on the `Id day and Allah`s Apostle said, "O Abu Bakr! There is an `Id for every nation and this is our `Id

Does this mean music is halaal on Eid day?

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Music on Eid

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Your Question: Does this mean music is halaal on Eid day?

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3153 Narrated by Muhammad ibn Hatib al-Jumahi

The Prophet (saws) said, "The distinction between what is lawful and what is unlawful is the song and the (music of the) tambourine at a wedding."


The music which is halaal on Eid days, is the same lawful music which is also halaal on other days of joy and celebrations like marriage, etc.


There is enough room for lawful and legal forms of entertainment and amusement in the deen of Islam, provided the clearly defined boundaries of Allah Subhanah are not violated. If one wills to play or listen to lawful and pure music on days or occasions of joy and celebration like Eid, marriage, etc., there is absolutely no harm.


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3654 Narrated by Abu Umamah

The Prophet (saws) said, "Allah has sent me as a Mercy to the universe and as a guidance to the universe, and my Lord, Who is Great and Glorious, has commanded me to annihilate stringed instruments, wind instruments, idols, crosses and pre-Islamic customs. My Lord, Who is Great and Glorious has sworn, 'By My might, none of My servants will drink a mouthful of wine without My giving him a similar amount of pus to drink, but he will not abandon it through fear of Me without My giving him drink from the holy tanks.'"


What Islam absolutely prohibits and discourages is the playing or listening of unlawful string or wind instruments of music, or music which accentuates the free-mixing of sexes, or encourages ‘fahesha’ or indecency, etc.


The two small ansari girls were singing lawfully worded songs of the stories of the Day of Buath and playing the ‘daff’ or tambourine like musical instrument on the Day of Eid in the Presence of Allah’s Messenger, and the Prophet of Allah (saws) allowed such and other forms of lawful entertainment like (lawful) folk dancing or sport or on days of joyous occasions.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.70 Narrated by Aisha

Allah's Messenger (saws) came to my house while two small girls were singing beside me the songs of Buath (a story about the war between the two tribes of the Ansar, the Khazraj and the Aus, before Islam). The Prophet (saws) lay down and turned his face to the other side. Then Abu Bakr came and spoke to me harshly saying, "Musical instruments of the Shaytaan near the Prophet (saws)?" Allah's Messenger (saws) turned his face towards him and said, "Leave them." When Abu Bakr became inattentive, I signaled to those girls to go out and they left. It was the day of 'Id, and the black people were playing with shields and spears; so either I requested the Prophet (saws) or he asked me whether I would like to see the display. I replied in the affirmative. Then the Prophet (saws) made me stand behind him and my cheek was touching his cheek and he was saying, "Carry on! O Bani Arfida," till I got tired. The Prophet (saws) asked me, "Are you satisfied (Is that sufficient for you)?" I replied in the affirmative and he (saws) told me to leave.


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