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If a person sings among some people dancing, will this singing be an instance of ghina?
If a person sings among some people dancing, will this singing be an instance of ghina? (My marja: Ayatullah Khamenei)
denotes a kind of singing accompanied by vocal undulation and tarab (rapture) so that it is suitable for gatherings of lahw and sin – it is haram and both singing and listening to it is haram.
According to this definition of ghina, the singing mentioned in the question falls under its category and will be haram.
For further information, you can refer to Questions 3553 (site: 3807) , 3410 (site: 3659) and 17145 (site: 16865).
 Tawdih al-Masa’il (annotated by Imam Khomeini), vol. 2, pp. 963-964. (The section on the religious inquiries from Ayatullah Khamenei).
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