Who plays music–Imaam Maalik replies….
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Imaam Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisee (rahimahullaah) said:
If you want to know the truth, then look into the Qur’aan and see whether the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and his companions did any of that. Then look into the statements of those who followed the companions in righteousness and their followers and the jurists of the Ummah, such as Imaam Maalik, Imaam Abu Haneefah, Imaam Shaafi-ee and Imaam Ahmad, because all of them spoke ill of Music. Imaam Maalik was asked about Music, he said: ”It is what the sinners do.”
[For further details see Minhaaj Al-Qaasideen of Imaam Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisee page: 147]