Is listening to acapella music haram (forbidden)?

Question: Is listening to acapella music haram? So if I take a song that has music and strip away the actual musical instruments, is it still haram to listen to? This music I’m asking about has no explicit words whatsoever. Answer: If there is no music at all, then the only remaining issue is the lyrics

Is Islamic music considered Haraam?

Question: Would Islamic music be considered Haraam? Regarding Sami Yousef or Maher Zain for example, where the essence of their songs are primarily related to Prophet Muhammad (saws) and Allah (swt), yet the instruments involved are also used in modern day music? Which instruments are considered Haraam, and which are permissible to use? Answer: Musical