Taliban spokesman has stated that music is prohibited

Taliban spokesman has stated that music is prohibited

Music will once again be prohibited under the new Taliban regime, according to the militant group’s spokesman.

According to Zabihullah Mujahid, “music is forbidden in Islam… but we’re hoping that we can persuade people not to do such things rather than pressuring them.”
Most music, television, and cinema were strictly prohibited under the Taliban in the 1990s, and breaking the rules could land you in serious trouble.


Following the removal of the militants from power, the country’s music scene flourished, with concerts and festivals held, as well as the establishment and celebration of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music. It featured an all-female orchestra that performed both locally and internationally.

Taliban spokesman has stated that music is prohibited
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Mr Mujahid also told the New York Times that concerns about the safety of women were “baseless.” He stated that women will not be required to stay at home or cover their faces at all times and that the requirement that women be accompanied by a male guardian only applies to journeys of three days or longer. He also stated that women would eventually be able to resume their normal lives.


Mr Mujahid warned women on Tuesday to stay at home until proper systems for their protection are in place because some Taliban fighters have not been trained not to harm or harass them.

“We are concerned that our forces, which are new and have not yet been thoroughly trained, will mistreat women,” Mr Mujahid said.

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