You may know that music is haram in Islam. But the question that begs you is – Does music break your fast?
The holy month of Ramadan. In this month, we observe fasting, and in this month, we collect the afterlife with great importance.
But if we spend this holy month of ours negligently due to our slight mistake or ignorance, especially if we break our fast.
Because of listening to music during the sacred month, then it is a great regret for us. So in today’s article, we will tell you whether a piece breaks your fast.
Does music break your fast?
No, music will not break your fast. But as a fasting person, you must refrain from listening to haram music while fasting.
Because music does not include breakfast, it must be written as a sin on your record. Qur’an and Hadith and all Muslim scholars inspire Muslims to always refrain from unnecessary and evil deeds during the month of fasting.
One of the evil deeds is listening to haram music. It spoils the fullness of the fast. This contradicts Allah Ta’ala’s teachings on us to teach us through fasting.
Why does music break your fast?
Music does not breakfast because it is not among the acts that violate it.
Because the actions of breaking the fast are – eating, drinking, and sexual intercourse. If a person performs any of these three acts, that person’s fast will be hurt.
But any sin other than these three acts will be a sin, but it will not break the fast. This is an excellent opportunity for Muslims.
Because there are many Muslims who listen to music while fasting and indulge in other sins.
The good news for them is that their fast will not be broken even after they do these things.
But above all, as a good Muslim and to get the full benefit of the fast, one should refrain from listening to music while fasting.
Reference for not breaking the fast
Rasulullah – may Allah bless him and grant him peace – said,
لَيَكُونَنَّ مِنْ أُمَّتِي أَقْوَامٌ يَسْتَحِلُّونَ الْحِرَ وَالْحَرِيرَ وَالْخَمْرَ وَالْمَعَازِفَ …. فَيُبَيِّتُهُمْ اللهُ وَيَضَعُ الْعَلَمَ وَيَمْسَخُ اخَرِينَ قِرَدَةً وَخَنَازِيرَ إِلٰى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ
There will definitely be some groups among my ummah who will consider adultery, silk cloth, alcohol, and musical instruments as halal.
Meanwhile, Allah will destroy them in the darkness of the night. He will conquer the mountain and make the rest of the people monkeys and pigs until the Day of Resurrection.’ [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5590]
Even if listening to music does not break the fast, listening to music while fasting is a more severe crime.
Moreover, the pre-condition for accepting fasting is that it is free from sin. Allah Ta’ala does not accept sinful fasting. In the Hadith Sharif, the Prophet (PBUH) said,
مَنْ لَمْ يَدَعْ قَوْلَ الزُّورِ وَالْعَمَلَ بِهِ فَلَيْسَ للهِ حَاجَةٌ فِي أَنْ يَدَعَ طَعَامَهُ وَشَرَابَهُ
“He who does not give up falsehood and sin has no value in the sight of Allah.” [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1903]
So not only during Ramadan but in all circumstances listening to music should be avoided.
The opinion of scholars
Muslim scholars say that singing, playing, watching movies, and immorality are forbidden forever.
If you consider them halal, faith will be lost. However, if someone listens to music or watches a movie thinking it is haram, it will be a big sin, but he will not be an unbeliever in Islam.
But listening to music, watching movies, or doing other sins while fasting is more terrible.
The question is, if you listen to music or watch a movie while fasting or do any other act like abuse, backbiting, quarrelling, etc., will the fast be purified or not?
In this regard, the scholars presented the following document; after watching the video, you will ask your conscience in the court of God and get the correct answer yourself.
And for those who cannot get an answer even from conscience, there are Hadith and Quran.
Allah Ta’ala says, “O people, you who believe! Fasting is enjoined upon you as it was upon your forefathers so that you may attain piety.” -Surah Baqarah, (2:183)
The Holy Qur’an mentions the acquisition of taqwa has been We observe fastiTaqwar this reason to attain taqwa.
And what we mean by TaqTaqwa piety and fear of God. Taqwaing Allah means doing more halal or lawful deeds to receive a reward from Allah (Jannat) and refraining from all haram or illegal and forbidden acts for fear of Allah’s punishment (Hell).
Now ask the court of conscience if it can achieve righteousness by playing music or spending time with satanic musical instruments while fasting.