The ruling on telling a new Muslim that music is disliked and not haram | Sh. Abdulmuhsin 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 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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