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Appreciating Haram things like singing, dancing

Title: Is appreciating Haram things like singing, dancing etc makes a person to go out of fold of Islam
Question

Is appreciating haram things like singing, dancing etc makes a person to go out of fold of Islam. Like I have read somewhere that if a person sees or listens a haram thing like listens to a singer and says how nice or wow, he loses his faith?? Is it true,?? And if this is true then what about the faith of those Muslims who listen and appreciate songs like saying this is very good or this movie is really nice etc. Please note that none of them says them permissible or halal

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

To declare a person a kafir due to committing a haram act is a sensitive issue. The degree of haram is also considered in that .

Singing and dancing are haram acts , and makes one a fasiq. According to some Ulama, to appreciate singing and dancing and regard them as halal takes one out of the fold of Islam. Even those Ulama who exercise precaution in declaring such a person a kafir, believe that such an attitude could lead one risking his Iman.

A believer, ought to be sensitive to his Iman and should not bring himself to the point of his Iman being in doubt.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hafizurrahman Fatehmahomed

Student Darul Iftaa
Netherlands 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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