Verdict of The Salaf On Music – Muhammad Ibn Al-Hanafiyyah and Mujaahid
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Allaah [The Most High] said:
وَٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَشۡهَدُونَ ٱلزُّورَ وَإِذَا مَرُّواْ بِٱللَّغۡوِ مَرُّواْ ڪِرَامً۬ا
”And those who do not witness falsehood, and if they pass by some evil play or evil talk, they pass by it with dignity.” [25:72]
Muhammad Ibn Al-Hanafiyyah [rahimahullaah] said: In this (Ayah) falsehood means music. This is [also] what Layth [rahimahullaah] reported from Mujaahid [rahimahullaah]. Al-Kalbiy [rahimahullaah] said: They do not attend gatherings of falsehood. Az-Zujaaj [rahimahullaah] said: They do not sit with the sinful people.