Assalamualaikum waRahmatullahi wabarakatuh
My question is regarding the videos on a youtube channel which are knowledgeable and informative but has a light background music. The channel uploads videos about the world, politics and current affairs etc. Is it permissible to watch such videos which has a little background music and it does not emphasize more on the background music but rather on the content in the videos; also in some Islamic channels it has a less percentage of background music, sound effects and intro music in the videos in the islamic content, is it permissible to watch such videos in Islam?
Wa`alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
We cannot say that all forms of music are haram. Music can be soothing and relaxing; as such, they can be creative outlets to make us more productive.
Islam permits occasional outlets for us to recuperate and relax. That is why the pious caliph Ali said, “Entertain your souls frequently.”
The Prophet (peace be upon him), as we know, encouraged people to entertain themselves with songs; he heard girls singing on some occasions; and objected to those who thought it was wrong.
So, if the music played in the background is clean and intended to lift the spirits of people and is free of all subliminal messages that are obscene or lewd, then it is allowed.
For further details on music, please refer to the answer linked below:
Almighty Allah knows best.
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