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Listening To the Quran On the Radio

What is the ruling regarding listening to the Quran on the radio?

In itself, the radio is merely an instrument, and no Islamic ruling applies to it; rather what is played on the radio takes an Islamic ruling. If a radio station airs the Quran, lessons about Islam, sermons, fair political news coverage - so that people may know what is going on in the world and so that people can take a just stance, as to who they are with and who they oppose, economic news, or anything else that benefits Muslims in their lives, then listening to that station is good, and at rare times, listening may even be obligatory. If, however, a station airs music, slanted political coverage - of the kind that seeks to dupe the masses with lies, or anything else that is harmful, then obviously Muslims should not remain quiet about such nonsense, nor should they listen to that station. But there is an exception: if a Muslim is knowledgeable and is looked up to in society, he may listen to these kinds of radio stations, but only to refute what the disbelievers say and to protect the Muslim Nation from evil propaganda. May Allaah send peace and blessings upon Muhammad, his family, and his Companions.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 7 Page 53
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