Shaykh Jad al-Haq Ali Jad al-Haq

Jad Al-Haq Ali Jad Al-Haq (b. April 15th, 1917, El-Dakahleyya governorate) was appointed the Grand Muftii in August 1978. He was also appointed as the Minister of Religious Endowments in 1982 for a few months, and was then appointed Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar. He died on March 15th, 1996.

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Shaykh Jad al-Haq Ali Jad al-Haq was asked a question through a letter published in the magazine Mimbar al-Islam (The Muslim Platform/Pulpit) Number 217 year 1980 regarding the Sharia ruling on music which is not associated with all the things that are normally associated with music. This question had initially been presented to a group of experts and religious scholars who met to discuss this issue but they could not agree on a ruling. They were divided into two camps, those who considered it permissible and those who regarded it prohibited (haram).
When the letter was sent to him, his answer was:

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