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Topic: Discussion about music
Posted By: msauruv
Subject: Discussion about music
Date Posted: 02 April 2013 at 3:48am
i am proud to be a muslim. i like to enjoy music . but i learned that in islam songs and musics are prohibited. i asked why to many people.but not get the answer that satisfy me .. can any one explain why songs or musics are prohibited in ISLAM.

Posted By: Muhammadjaved
Date Posted: 11 April 2013 at 12:25am
Only music which is played before idols is haram. Also haram is the music that creates lust feelings about sex.
You can listen to any music that provides a catharsis or is in praise of Allah or his prophet saw.

Some clerics want to make life miserable when Allah has made life easy for us.

                          Muhammad Javed Iqbal

Posted By: nothing
Date Posted: 12 April 2013 at 1:23am
Originally posted by msauruv

i am proud to be a muslim. i like to enjoy music . but i learned that in islam songs and musics are prohibited. i asked why to many people.but not get the answer that satisfy me .. can any one explain why songs or musics are prohibited in ISLAM.

I never understand the logic of this ruling, how on earth can music be haram? In many discussion either in person as well on the net it seems most people mixing musics with songs. I listen to musics 90 percent of the time and hardly listen to songs.

I just going to give few example below of what I like most. Just disregard the woman's movement at the 4th sample as she is actually playing the music. I actually love the way she played it though.

1. - Night in white satin
2. - Speak softly
3. - Pas de deux - Nutcracker
4. - Asturias

Posted By: msauruv
Date Posted: 12 April 2013 at 3:43am
Thanks for your reply ! can you please give me any references ? ( My intension was about music as well as songs too)
@ Mohammed Javed Iqbal

Posted By: Muhammadjaved
Date Posted: 13 April 2013 at 12:42am
Salam Alaikum,

     Islam is an easy belief system which has been made difficult by clerics. The principle is anything not forbidden is permissible. A great scholar Dr Hamidullah came to Bhawalpur university where some students asked about music and he said it is permissible. As music and rhythm are found in nature and prophet Muhammad (SAW) had once asked for music in a wedding ceremony.

     Only the music played at the idols or that music which arouses lust is forbidden. A good music which provides catharsis or creates love of Allah and his messenger is not haram. He asked clerics to quote one authentic hadith that forbids music and they could not.
And excessive music that deters one from prayers and duties should be avoided.

     I hope, this clarification is acceptable.

                        Muhammad Javed Iqbal

Posted By: NABA
Date Posted: 15 April 2013 at 10:36pm
Anything that takes away from Allah and deen becomes far as music is concerned I m good in playing piano besides being a doctor.i don't play songs that leads to idol worship.there is no verse in Qur'an that forbids music according to my knowledge.many people also say the same about cricket and I love cricket but I also make sure that my interests should not move me away from Allah.i prefer to emphasize more on following main aspects of Islam such as offering salah(ch 20 v 130),respecting parents (ch 17 v 23-24,ch 29 v 8),keeping fasts during Ramadan(ch 2 v 183),not doing backbiting (ch 49 v 11-12,attending jummuah salah(ch 62 v 9) etc rather than emphasizing on minute aspects.

Posted By: Imaan
Date Posted: 21 April 2013 at 9:50pm
Anything that's harmful is haram in Islam. That's your basic guideline.
Allah says in Surah Luqmaan (interpretation of the meaning):

“And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing) to mislead (men) from the path of Allaah…” [Luqmaan 31:6]

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Among my ummah there will certainly be people who permit zinaa, silk, alcohol and musical instruments…”

Musical instruments are haraam except for 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...

If you are too addicted to music then listen for the good list. Like Sami Yousaf who sing good Islamic songs.


Posted By: semar
Date Posted: 21 April 2013 at 10:37pm


Just imagine you watch a movie without any music/instrument/sound effect involve. Tell me what do you think?

The Prophet said: "Do not eat before you are hungry, and stop eating before you are full"
"1/3 of your stomach for food 1/3 for water, 1/3 for air"

Posted By: NABA
Date Posted: 22 April 2013 at 7:42am
what I think about life is that,it is a test(Allah has created life and death in order to test us,Surah Al Mulk ch 67 v 2) for us,and Qur'an is the book we should refer to and implement it in our life.i observe that even we can't deliver 100% of contents of books created by man in exams,so how could you expect an individual to implement Islam 100%.i m not addicted to I said in my previous post that I prefer on improving implementation of five pillars of Islam first and then on other that verse of ch 31 v 6 it is mentioned clearly idle talks to mislead men from straight path,i m not doing that otherwise i would not enter this forum.i have seen many scholars on Islamic channels say that music and dancing is haraam but in their own institutions they encourage children on dancing and music,what i believe whatever you do ur heart should b clean and one should not harm anybody,in fact personally i hate dancing.

Posted By: whosebob
Date Posted: 23 April 2013 at 11:43am
I like Jazz music and piano. There songs are mostly instrumental and it's really nice. One just has to be choosy and not listen to nonsence. A song with a message makes sense to me. Would Allah like what you listening to? If you think so then go for it. if not, stop listening to it and find other music that he would be pleased with.

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