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Question & Answer » Ghina (Songs)

1 Question: Some people recite Quran and Dua on the tune of some songs, is this permissible?
Answer: If the recitation is not in a Lahvi manner, it is not Haram. (Lahvi means something that is provocative and suitable for revelry).
2 Question: What is your ruling on Ghina or song?
Answer: Singing (al-Ghinã’) is harãm: doing it, listening to it. By “singing — al-Ghinã’,” we mean an amusing statement expressed in the tunes that are suitable for those who provide entertainment and amusement.
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