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The Ruling on Telling a New Muslim Music is Disliked Instead of Prohibited – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: If a new Muslim asks about the ruling on music, for example, should we say to him: it is disliked by way of gradually [teaching him the religion and its rulings]?

Answer: “Do not say it is disliked. Rather, say: it is from the affairs which Islam prohibits. If he fears the new Muslim will turn away [from the religion], then it is possible that it is said to him [instead]: “leave it” or “avoid it” or “turn towards something which will benefit you”, without saying what is in opposition to the reality”.

[Sharh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 185]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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