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Q: Is singing and music allowed in Islam? if yes then what kind of? i heard Dr. ZAKIR NAIK saying that only One Sided Drum is allowed!

and what kind of singing, i mean is rap allowed?

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Wa Alaikum Assalaaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakaaaatahuuuuu.. "Music is audio pornography today, that's what it is. Its explicit, it's shameless, it's vulgar, it takes your sense of humanity away from you." {Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan..} Music is haraam in Islaam,in all of it's shapes and forms. This was the aqeedah of the Sahabas and of the people following Sahabas. Daff is theonly instrument allowed, but it has some limitations. It should be simple daff, not those with metallic plates attached to them. Daff is onlyto be used under certain conditions, and it is allowed only for women, not for men. It is allowed during Eid days, wedding days and during wars. In very simple manner,without exaggeration and damaging the hudoods. Allaahsays in Chapter 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 scholar of the ummah, Ibn ‘Abbaas (Radi'Allaahu Anhu) said: this means singing. Mujaahid (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: this means playing the drum (tabl). (Tafseer al-Tabari,21/40). Not that Ibn Abbas Radi'Allaahu Anhu was a sahaabi, a student of Prophet {Sallallaahu-Alaiyhi-WaSallam}. He understood what was right. Allaah {S.w.t} says (interpretation of the meaning): “[Allaah {S.w.t} said to Iblees:] And befool them gradually those whom you can among them with yourvoice (i.e. songs, music, and any other call for Allaah’s disobedience)…” [al-Israa’ 17:64] It was narrated that Mujaahid (May Allaah have mercy on him) said: “And befool them gradually those whom you can among them with your voice” – his voice [the voiceof Iblees/ Shaytaan] is singing and falsehood. Allaahsays (interpretation of the meaning): “Do you then wonder at this recitation (theQur’aan)? And you laugh at itand weep not, Wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and amusements (singing)” [al-Najm 53:59-61] Ibn Abbas{Radi'Allaahu-Anhu} said regarding this verse that: “Wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and amusements means “singing”, Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (Radi'Allaahu Anhu) narrated that Apostle of Allaah (S.a.w) said: Singing produces hypocrisy in the heart (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book No. 41, Hadith No. 4909)

answered 1.2k517 Ubi's gravatar image
edited Mar 22 '13 at 00:02

Don't believe the lie they try to make you believe when they tell you music is not allowed. There is no evidence of music not being allowed in the qur'an, in fact there are plenty of mentions of music in the book that Allah revealed which is the bible.

Can you really imagine what life would be like without music? Can you imagine paradise without any music? Do you think God only likes nasheeds and does not tolerate any kind of worthy music that involves praising Him and exalting His name? Ask God about music, yeah?

answered 316 jook's gravatar image

Do you believe in music in paradise, do you believe in does dirty rap songs in paradise. Nasheeds are beautiful songs without music, brother listen to nasheeds instead of music, music will only harm you.

(Mar 22 '13 at 17:12) ajdrus ajdrus's gravatar image

Rap is not allowed and you shouldnt listen to music it harms you, listen to nasheeds instead.

answered 184 ajdrus's gravatar image
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