Music composer and iman

Dec 2, 2023 | Aqidah (Belief), Business & Trade


As Salamu Alaikum
I’m a music composer and sound effects creator, and I mostly do freelance work in music and sound effects design. I will leave this field permanently after I learn some halal skills such as programming. but for now, I’m holding music because I’m from a third-world country, my family is poor, and I have a big responsibility to feed my family
(my father, mother, and brother). but I have a plan to leave this music field.

I have been getting a serious question in my mind that even I can’t sleep. Much of my music and sound effects have been sold to many game developers and game companies. The game company uses my music and
sound effects in their game. Among those games, there is some fantasy game that has some shirk and kufr. Example:- If the game character is dead they can be revived by using the magic to bring the character back to life. My music and sound effect is used in these kinds of games. My question is, am I getting out of the fold of Islam that my music and sound effect is used in those kinds of games even though I know it? Do note that I don’t believe in any kind of fantasy things in these games.


If your music is being used in these games that will not take you out of the fold of Islam. However, it is important to emphasise, as you are already aware, that composing and creating music is unlawful and the earnings gained are also unlawful. You must try to get lawful employment as quickly as possible and repent for your past.

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel