Reference: al-Bid’u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu – Page 229
Fataawa fadheelatush-Shaykh Muhammad as-Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen – Volume 1, Page 134
Question: Noble Shaykh, Muhammad Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, as-Salaam ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaahe wa-barakaatuhu. Is Islaamic inshaad (singing/chanting) permissible for men?
And is it permissible to accompany inshaad with the playing of the duff?
Is inshaad permissible for other than ‘Eeds and parties?
Response: In the Name of Allaah, All Gracious, All Merciful, as-Salaam ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaahe wa-barakaatuhu. Islaamic inshaad is an innovation, resembling that which the Soofiyyah (Soofees) have invented. Because of this, it is befitting to abandon this for the message of the Qur.aan and Sunnah. O Allaah, were it that this had occurred on the battlefield then it would motivate courage and Jihaad in the Path of Allaah, the Almighty. Then this is good. And if the duff is used along with this, then this is [venturing] further from that which is correct.