Is It a Continuous Sin to Share Music with Someone, and How Does One Repent of Such a Sin?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I was curious because I read somewhere that sharing/listening to music is bad. Is it also sinful for the person who shares/plays it?

I have heard that it will go on forever. I’m not sure how someone can repent when others constantly listen to them (what I have shared.)

What is the way out? It appears that there is no way out.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are well. Thank you for your important question.

In general, we are not accountable for the actions of others. However, we must be careful that our talk and actions do not lead to others committing sins, especially if we have shared and recommended someone to do something wrong and sinful.

Is There a Way Out for Someone Who Has Shared Sinful Matters with Others?

Abu Huraira has reported it; the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever calls to guidance will have a reward similar to those who follow him, without detracting from their rewards at all. Whoever calls to misguidance will have sin upon him similar to those who follow him, without detracting from their sins at all.” [Muslim]

One can sincerely repent and continually do so, seek forgiveness and continuously do so, and send those people with whom one has shared anything sinful messages of Quranic guidance and prophetic teachings to make them realize. Also, have continuous hope – and fear – that Allah (Most High) will completely forgive you and them and make you all persevere in following His commands and prophetic teachings.

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May Allah (Most High) give you ease and relief from the illness.

I pray this helps with your question.
[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.