AsSalamu Alaykum Shaykh,
May Allah bless you and all the members on eShaykh.

My question is conerning the Ney (this kind of flute). Is the Ney halal or haram? And also if it is halal can we listen to Ney whilst doing Zikr, reciting Salawat or the daily Awrad?

Jazak’Allah Khair,
WasSalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah


wa `alaykum salam,
There were only two musical instruments known at the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), flute and tambourine and both were allowed. Playing tambourine (daf) and flute (nay), and dancing in joy was allowed and liked by the Prophet (pbuh).

Imam Senad Agic
American Islamic Center – Chicago
Majlis #1 Head Imam (IABNA)

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