Religious supplications accompanied by music

Q 14: What is the ruling on religious supplications accompanied by music?

A: This is not permissible, for music in itself is Haram (prohibited) and making supplications accompanied by music is mockery and mixing `Ibadah (worship) with amusement. (Part No. 26; Page No. 228) If the supplications are tinged with Bid`ah (innovation in religion), this is even worse, for it combines amusement and Ibtida` (heresy). Moreover, it involves imitating the customs of non-Muslims.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.