Salaams, brothers and sisters.
I've heard from quite a few sources that using stringed musical instruments, or basically anything other than the duff, is considered haraam.
Does anyone know why?
I really like the violin and thought that I'd start going for lessons, InshaAllah.
When a person commits a sin (may Allah save us all) believing that a sin is being committed and feels regret and remorse in the heart, then this is far better then committing the sin and believing it to be lawful (halal). In the former situation, only one sin is being committed, and it is very likely that the individual may repent out of the remorse felt in the heart. In the latter case, however, in addition to the sin being committed, there is the greater sin of trying to justify it. Normally, such an individual does not receive the guidance to repent from his sin. (May Allah save us all, Ameen).
Music and Singing?
The case with music and unlawful singing is the same. It has been decisively prohibited in Shariah, as the evidences mentioned further along will show. Yet there are individuals that are not ready to believe that it is Haram.
In the modern era, music has spread to such an extent that nobody is free from it. Individuals are confronted with situations where they are forced to listen to music. It is played nearly in all department stores and supermarkets. If you sit in a taxi, make a phone call or even walk down the street, you will not be saved from this evil. Young Muslims drive around in their cars with the music fully blasted. The increasing popularity of music, which is prevalent in our society, poses a great threat to the Muslims.
Music is a direct ploy of the Non-Muslims. One of the main causes for the decline of the Muslims is their involvement in useless entertainment. Today we see that Muslims are involved, and at the forefront perhaps, of many immoralities and evils. The spiritual power which once was the trait of a Muslim is nowhere to be seen. One of the main reasons for this is music and useless entertainment.
Harms and effects of music
We should be aware that nothing has been prohibited by the Almighty Creator except that which is harmful to the Muslims and the society as a whole. There are great harms and ill-effects of music.
Islam totally forbids adultery and also those things that lead to it. Allah Most High says:
“And do not come near to adultery, for it is a shameful deed and an evil, opening the road (to other evils)” (al-Isra, 32).
Islam does not only prohibit adultery and fornication, but also those things that may lead to it. This is the reason why the Qur’an orders Muslim men and Women to lower their gazes. It prohibits one from being alone with someone from the opposite sex (khalwa). Informal interaction with the opposite sex has also been made unlawful.
This is also one of the main reasons for the prohibition of music, as it effects one’s emotions, creates arousal, passion and excitement, and also leads to various physiological changes in the person. It is a psychological proven fact that two things are instrumental in arousing the human sexual desire, one being the voice of a female (for males) and the other music.
Well its seems like you dont want to listen to reasoning so il be frank.
Abû Hurayrah relates that he heard Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) say: “Whatever I prohibit you from doing, refrain from it, and whatever I command you to do, do of it what you are able. Those who came before you only perished on account of their excessive questioning and their disagreeing with their Prophets.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]
We are created to obey Allah and abstain from what he prohibited. Not your or my vain desires. Concerning music.
33:36. It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: if any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path.
Finally, Allaah says what means: "And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allaah without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allaah, the Verses of the Qur'aan) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire)." [Surah Luqman (Prophet Luqman) Verse 6]
Ibn Masood may Allaah be pleased with him said about this verse "I swear by the One other than Whom there is no God that it refers to singing [ghinaa].", and he repeated this three times. Ibn Abbaas may Allaah be pleased with him said it referred to 'singing and the like' while Jaabir may Allaah be pleased with him is reported to view its meaning to signify singing and listening to songs. Many taabi'oon such as Mujaahid, Ikrimah, Mak-hool and Umar ibn Shu'ayb viewed it as a censure of music and song.
The Prophet peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said : "There will be [at some future time] people from my Ummah who will seek to make lawful fornication, the wearing of silk, wine drinking and the use of musical instruments [ma'aazif]. Some people will stay at the side of the mountain and when their shepherd comes in the evening to ask them for his needs, they will say : 'Return to us tomorrow'. Then Allaah will destroy them during the night by causing the mountain to fall upon them, while He changes others into apes and swine. They will remain in such a state until the Day of Resurrection." al-Jowhari, the author of the ancient dictionary 'as-Sihaah', asserts that ma'aazif signifies musical instruments, al-'aazif indicates one who sings, and the 'azf of the wind is its voice..
The Messenger of Allaah peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said : "A people of my Ummah will drink wine, calling it by other than its real name. Merriment will be made for them through the playing of musical instruments and the singing of female singers. Allaah will cleave the earth under them and turn others into apes and swine." This hadeeth has also been narrated by al-Bayhaaqi and ibn Asaakir, and has been authenticated by the renowned scholar of hadeeth Ibn al-Qayyim.
Narrations of Ahmed bin Hanbal : The Messenger of Allaah peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said : "Verily Allaah prohibited wine, gambling and al-koobah; and every intoxicant is prohibited." Sufyan said : " I asked the narrator, Ali bin Badheemah, ' What is al-Koobah?' He answered, 'It is the drum'."
The Messenger of Allaah peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said : "Verily Allaah has prohibited for my Ummah wine, gambling, a drink distilled from corn, the drum and the lute; while He supplemented me with another Prayer, the witr"
The Narration of Haakim and Others : That the Messenger of Allaah peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said : "Verily I did not prohibit weeping [per se], but rather I forbade two voices [sowtayn] which are imbecilic [ahmaq] and sinfully shameless [faajir]: one a voice [singing] to the accompaniment of musical amusement [lahw] and Satan's [wind] instruments; the other, a voice [wailing] due to some calamity, accompanied by striking of the face and tearing of garments. But this [weeping off mine] stems from compassion, and whosoever does not show compassion will not receive it." This hadeeth is graded Hasan, and has been strengthened by other narrations.
The Narration of Abu Bakr ash-Shaafi'ee : Anas bin Maalik may Allaah be pleased with him related from the Prophet peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him that "two cursed sounds are that of the [wind] instrument [mizmaar] played on the occasion of joy and grace, and woeful wailing upon the occurrence of adversity."
These narrations should prove sufficient to show the illegality of music and singing to musical accompaniment to the one "has a heart or gives ear while he is heedful." [Surah Qaf Verse 37].
From the statements of the Companions may Allaah be pleased with them : The Sahaabah may Allaah be pleased with them were the best people after the Messenger of Allaah peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, and best understood the deen of Islaam as they understood it directly from the Messenger peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him. The ijmaa' (consensus) of the Sahaabah may Allaah be pleased with them is therefore binding upon the Muslim Ummah, as is the complete consensus of any generation of scholars on a certain religious issue.
The Companions may Allaah be pleased with them unanimously agreed upon the prohibition of music and song but allowed particular exceptions specified by the authentic sunnah.
People make things haraam which God has not forbidden.
The verses of the Quran are “bayyinat”, i.e plain, clear, distinct and perspicuous
“We have sent down to thee Manifest Verses (ayatinbayyinatin); and none reject them but those who are perverse.
Please also see 10:15, 19:73, 22:16, 22:72, 24:1, 34:43, 46:7, 57:9, 58:5
The verses of the Quran are “mubayyinat”, i.e which make things plain, clear, distinct and perspicuous
“We have already sent down to you verses making things clear (ayatinmubayyinatin) , an illustration from (the story of) people who passed away before you, and an admonition for those who fear (Allah).” [24:34]
It Is pointless to argue concerning music. The Quran and sunnah Is clear,I have mentioned verses and Hadith that renders music to be prohibited, so no one can come and debate this matter except the trangressor ( fasiqoon).
Jook people have not made this haram, it was the king of kings who has made it haram.the evidence and are clear and you cannot use use the contradictary scriptures to prove your point.
Hamza you are in deep trouble concerning your faith. You can not justify matters by using above average diction though the evidence is clear. Do not tell me that you have more knowledge then the sahaba who learned under the prophet,the scholars of Islam who spent years learning about these matter, and the prophet his self who said it from the Hadiths.
You say I haven't answered your question,but I provided proof from the Quran and sunnah which a 10 year old could understand that music is haram. Im nothing more than a person who is warning you, if u still reject the evidence then i am not the one you should debate, but your own whims and desir.
The example of Mustahab assumption is to keep good feelings about every Muslim. So do not assume that I call myself light because of your wrong assumption, rather my name is Nurudin (Light of religion) so I decided to use Light as my username. Who has prohibited using the name Light with a capital l. I see it not going against the sharia, so do not assume or suspect what I have done was for what you mention. I seek refuge from Allah fro any of those types of intentions and actions.
49.12. O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, for some suspicion is a grave sin (liable to God's punishment); and do not spy (on one another), nor backbite (against one another). Would any of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would abhor it! Keep from disobedience to God in reverence for Him and piety. Surely God is One Who truly returns repentance with liberal forgiveness and additional reward, All-Compassionate (particularly towards His believing servants)
Firstly: there is no connection between things that are prohibited in this world and those that are allowed in the Hereafter. It is not correct to think of the Hereafter as being like this world; each realm has its own rules and laws. It is not correct to suggest that something is permitted in this world on the basis that it is permitted in Paradise or in the Hereafter, otherwise we would end up allowing things that we know from the basics of Islam are forbidden, such as drinking wine, taking more than four wives, singing etc. On this basis, the confusion reflected in the question about silk being forbidden in this world although it is permitted in Paradise should be cleared up.Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.537 Narrated by Hudhaifa The Prophet said, "Do not drink in gold or silver utensils, and do not wear clothes of silk or Dibaj, for these things are for them (unbelievers) in this world, and for you in the Hereafter."
Second of all jook, not even one million songs can equal a verse of the Quran. So what's the reason for listening to the music. Does not the Quran fufile what everyone desires in music except the wrong that are in it.zthe pleasure that you seek in the song is not even as strong as the pleasure you can receive when reciting the Quran.
Lastly you said some music are allowed but, The music that is forbidden in Islam is the 'impure' and string music which facilitates 'shirk', 'faheshaa' and indecency. The contemporary music which is so rampant in movies, television, radios, etc. which encourage indecency, is definitely forbidden. But if one takes music to mean the melodious sound of the Muazzin while calling to prayer, or the beautiful sound of the 'Qari' when he recites the Holy Quran, or the tunes of chorus sung by the mujahideen; these are not only permitted, these are considered virtues and a means of getting a huge reward from Allah Subhanah. If one writes poetry in the Praise of Allah and sings it in a melodious voice, there is absolutely no harm. Even if one writes poetry of love and sings them to his wife, and there is no indecency in the wordings, there is no harm. Even the playing of the 'daff' (a circular drum type instrument played by the hand) at special occasions like marriage, etc. was allowed by the Messenger of Allah (saws) in Islam. Every word has a specific meaning, and when we use the term 'music' it is understood to mean the music that we hear today on the radio and televisions. If one takes music to mean the pure music, like the melody of the azaan, or the recitation of the Quran, or the music made by the 'daff', or the music created by nature, these are absolutely legal in Islam.
I don't live as a muslim with the intentions of getting rewards, as if I have to earn more than what is planned for me.
I live as a muslim serving God how I am guided to, with faith and understanding.
I think it is very wicked to have the mentality that certain deeds earn you certain things from God, etc.
Like doing a certain thing a certain way is going to get you in with God more so than someone else?
The intent of your heart should be true, not as though you treat life and religion as some club with a rewards program.
So why would you consider "wearing silk" unlawful, if the inhabitants of paradise are clothed in silk?
Idle hadiths does not mean all forms of music.
The way you have presented 49:12 does not seem to be the way it is intended.
by "some" it doesn't mean in amount like, a small amount is a grave sin as compared to a large amount.
Here from an actual printed published translation in softback book form:
XLIX:12 O you who believe! avoid most of suspicion, for surely suspicion in some cases is a sin, and do not spy nor let some of you backbite others. Does one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? But you abhor it; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, surely Allah is Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful.
Alot of you want to follow certain hadiths that were made after the revelation of the Qur'an, but the Qur'an even questions which hadith would someone follow after it.
AFTER. The Qur'an has already revealed that the former scriptures were revealed by God.
OH! I read the psalms and proverbs, in english! Does that make me a "bad muslim"? Does that make me a Christian?
Listen to God's voice, give heed to what He says, or would you rather be suspicious of that idea, and give heed to writings which are not certainly from God?
the reason u give for liking or praising music is all self meaning its man's nature that whatever he/she do he can have a lot of reasons for that either that is good or bad, right or wrong. and most probably this is to satisfy one's own soul but my bro whenever its bout islam remember we cannot make or follow our own reasons or explanations,whatever is said or ordered by ALLAH almighty is the last thing and we r not allowed to find sideways from that just bcz we think thats right. our senses r so weak to know what is right and wrong
We must not follow our desire in doing things except what ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA has ordered us. Islam is a religion that has base e.g how to eat,talk,drink,sleep,bath,enter toilet,walk,dress even sex with wife e.t.c has been shown,ordered to us by ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA TO HIS MESSENGER SAL ALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM. So the PROPHET SAL ALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM SAID :I HAVE LEFT TWO THINGS AMONG YOU WHICH IF YOU ADHERE TO YOU WILL NEVER GO ASTRAY :THE BOOK OF ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA AND SUNNAH OF HIS PROPHET <ahmad>. In the Sunnah of The PROPHET IS HADITH AND ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA SAID WHATEVER MY PROPHET GIVES TO YOU TAKE IT AND WHAT HE FORBIDS ABSTAIN FROM IT. In Islam you must not jugde matters with your sense but how ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA Has made it for us and HE SAID : ....THEN IF YOU DIFFER IN ANY MATTER,REFER IT TO ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA AND THE MESSENGER