Selling music cassettes

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., – Volume 13, Page 48, Question 10 of Fatwa No.6364

Question: Is it permissible to sell music (audio) cassettes, like cassettes of Umm Kulthoom and Fareed al-Atrash and that which is similar to them?

Response: Selling these cassettes is haraam; because of that which they contain of music and songs which is haraam, and listening to it is haraam. And the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

«Indeed if/when Allaah has declared something haraam, then buying and selling it is [also] haraam».

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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