Using musical instruments

Q 3: What are the musical instruments that are Haram (prohibited) from the Shari`ah perspective? Please give supporting evidence. What are the permissible ones, if there are any, and give evidence on this. May Allah reward you! If you have books about amusement and singing in Islam, I am ready to read them. Kindly accept my great thanks.

A: All instruments of vain amusement are Haram (prohibited) and should be destroyed, whether musical instruments or others. It was narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated, Verily, among my Ummah (nation based on one creed) there will be people who will deem as lawful: Zina (sexual intercourse outside marriage), silk [for men], Khamr (intoxicants) and musical instruments. Reported by Al-Bukhari in his Sahih. It was also reported by Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah in Al-Sunan and by Abu Bakr Al-Isma`ily in Al-Sahih. And Allah knows best.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.