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Offline awesome31311

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Views on music
« on: June 19, 2013, 11:02:09 AM »
What are your views on music: Haram or allowed?


Well I love music!

It ended racism, it calms the mind, helps with memory, makes education more enjoyable, makes working out more enjoyable, relieves stress, it's the key to creativity, the language of the universe, and it can connect people!

If music was really that evil, I'm sure it would have been mentioned in the Qur'an!

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Re: Views on music
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 11:21:53 AM »
Depends on the content of the music.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 11:38:08 AM »
Depends on the content of the music.

It's Elvis Presley!

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 12:57:23 PM »
ASSALAMUALYKUM

  No, Music is not prohibited in Islam. But it must be decent. Not indecent like most of western songs, sang by avril, Justin bieber, Lady gaga etc. Their songs are indecent.

Please read the following article to will crystallize the matter,

http://www.islamawareness.net/Music/prohibited.html

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 12:58:16 PM »
Ive never listened to Elvis Presley. xD


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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 01:18:09 PM »
Brother, What is "Elvis Presley. xD" ???????????????????

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 02:06:17 PM »
I got it. Yes it's haram.

 Take Care, Brother

Offline ThatMuslimGuy

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 03:47:10 PM »
From my understanding of the Qur'an and the Sunnah yes Musical Instruments are haram.

Allah says in Luqmaan 31:6:

“And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing) to mislead (men) from the path of Allaah…” [Muhsin Khan]

"And of the people is he who buys the amusement of speech to mislead [others] from the way of Allah without knowledge and who takes it in ridicule. Those will have a humiliating punishment." [Saheeh International]

Many Sahaba (Companions of the Prophet (SAW)) and Taabi’in said that this refers to Musical instruments or Music.

For example Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: this means singing.  Mujaahid (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: this means playing the drum (tabl). (Tafseer al-Tabari, 21/40).

Al-Hasan al-Basri (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: this aayah was revealed concerning singing and musical instruments (lit. woodwind instruments). (Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 3/451).

Ibn Mas`ud said "This -- by Allah -- refers to singing.'' (Tafseer Ibn Katheer)

In the footnotes of the Qur'an by Saheeh International it reads:

(Amusement of Speach) i.e. that which has no benefit. Described by different Sahahah as Shirk, Misleading Stories, Frivolous songs or Music but Includes all which distracts or diverts one from the Qur'an and Remembrance of Allah.

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The interpretation of the Sahaabah and Taabi’in, that ‘idle talk’ refers to singing, is sufficient. This was reported with saheeh isnaads from Ibn ‘Abbaas and Ibn Mas’ood. Abu’l-Sahbaa’ said: I asked Ibn Mas’ood about the aayah (interpretation of the meaning), ‘“And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks’ [Luqmaan 31:6]. He said: By Allaah, besides Whom there is no other god, this means singing – and he repeated it three times. It was also reported with a saheeh isnaad from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them both) that this means singing.

So this Ayat refers to Singing and Music as was understood by the Sahaba and those who followed them.

Allaah says:

 â€œDo you then wonder at this recitation (the Qur’aan)?

And you laugh at it and weep not,

Wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and amusements (singing)”

[al-Najm 53:59-61]

‘Ikrimah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: it was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas that al-sumood [verbal noun from saamidoon, translated here as “Wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and amusements (singing)”] means “singing”

Ibn Katheer (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning) “Wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and amusements (singing)” – Sufyaan al-Thawri said, narrating from his father from Ibn ‘Abbaas: (this means) singing. This is Yemeni (dialect): ismad lana means ghan lana [sing to us]. This was also the view of ‘Ikrimah. (Tafseer Ibn Katheer).

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

 â€œAmong my ummah there will certainly be people who permit zinaa, silk, alcohol and musical instruments…” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari  no. 5590; narrated as mawsool by al-Tabaraani and al-Bayhaqi. See al-Silsilah al-Saheehah by al-Albaani, 91).

It was narrated from Abu Malik Ash’ari that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said:
“People among my nation will drink wine, calling it by another name, and musical instruments will be played for them and singing girls (will sing for them). Allah will cause the earth to swallow them up, and will turn them into monkeys and pigs.” ( Sunan Ibn Majah Book 36, Hadith 4156 Grade: Hasan)

It was narrated that Naafi’ (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Ibn ‘Umar heard a woodwind instrument, and he put his fingers in his ears and kept away from that path. He said to me, O Naafi’, can you hear anything? I said, No. So he took his fingers away from his ears and said: I was with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he heard something like this, and he did the same thing. (Saheeh Abi Dawood)

It was narrated that Al-Awza'i said:
"Umar bin 'Abdul-'Aziz wrote a letter to 'Umar bin Al-Walid in which he said: 'The share that your father gave to you was the entire Khumus, but the share that your father is entitled to is the same as that of any man among the Muslims, on which is due the rights of Allah and His Messenger, and of relatives, orphans, the poor and wayfarers. How many will dispute with your father on the Day of Resurrection! How can he be saved who has so many disputants? And your openly allowing musical instruments and wind instruments is an innovation in Islam. I was thinking of sending someone to you who would cut off your evil long hair."' (Sunan an-Nasa'i 4135 Graded Sahih)

However there is an exception.

The exception to the above is the daff – without any rings (i.e., a hand-drum which looks like a tambourine, but without any rattles) – when used by women on Eids and at weddings. This is indicated by authentic reports.

So in Summary due to the Verses of the Qur'an, statements of the Prophet SAW, Statements and Actions of the Sahaba and the Taabi’in Music is Haram.

Further reading : http://islamqa.info/en/ref/5000/music

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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 04:41:37 PM »
Music is haraam... Like the brother above me posted, that at one point, the muslims will see musical instruments as lawful. It's a bit obvious now, people blindly follow their desires and claim that it's the content that makes a song haraam, no, it's the use of musical instruments. It's haraam. Farhan_Uddin, ask qualified Sheikhs for fatwas, stop asking Sheikh Google, and avoid deviant scholars who innovate into the religion for example Sufi scholars and so on. May Allah guide us all in sha Allah.

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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2013, 02:27:06 AM »
ASSALAMUALYKUM

  No, Music is not prohibited in Islam. But it must be decent. Not indecent like most of western songs, sang by avril, Justin bieber, Lady gaga etc. Their songs are indecent.

Please read the following article to will crystallize the matter,

http://www.islamawareness.net/Music/prohibited.html

Whoa

No dude. Not all Western music is bad. You need to stop judging and look at where it matters: The 60s.

You're looking at Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Lol. What about Led Zeppelin? Bob Dylan? Elvis Presley? Again, it really depends on the genre.

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2013, 04:48:15 AM »
My friends and I got in a HUGE fight because of this topic, I want all of you guys to remember not let this get between you guys, first we are all muslims none the less. 2nd because this is not as big an issue like Salah.

http://www.islamawareness.net/Music/prohibited.html
http://www.sailanmuslim.com/news/fatwa-on-music-by-the-grand-mufti-and-shaykh-of-al-azhar-shaykh-jad-al-haq-ali-jad-al-haq/

http://islamicsystem.blogspot.sg/2012/04/q-shari-rule-on-songs-music-singing.html

http://www.islamawareness.net/Music/music_fatwa002.html

http://www.islamawareness.net/Music/music_fatwa005.html

Another note by me, something that is not mentioned in the articles:

Abu Dawud, Imam Ahmad, Salih ibn Muhammad as-Asadi, Ahmed bin Hanbal, Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Sayyar, Al-Mundiri, and Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani, consider Hisham bin Ammar weak.

remember these are only the more famous names

if you want to find out who hisham bin ammar is...read the articles.
peace