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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.

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(1) Hadhrat Abu Maalik Ash'ari (radhiyallahu anhu) says that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say: "Most certainly, there will be in my Ummah people who will make lawful fornication, silk, liquor and musical instruments." (Bukhaari)

(2) In another version of this narration, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Most certainly, people from my Ummah will consume liquor which they will describe with some other name. Over their heads will be playing musical instruments and singing girls. Allah will cause the earth to swallow them, and from among them He will transform into apes and pigs." (Ibn Maajah)

The punishment for music and singing is exceptionally severe. Some juhhaal (ignoramuses) have attempted to escape the condemnation of music and singing stated in this Hadith by presenting a very stupid argument.

This Hadith is an unambiguous assertion of the hurmat (being haraam/prohibition) of musical instruments. In this Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) uses the word (Yasta-hil-loona, i.e. they will make lawful). He mentioned four acts which people in the later ages would make lawful, viz. fornication, liquor, silk and music. This presupposes that these acts are haraam. It is meaningless to say that a lawful act will be made lawful. This absurdity is the consequence of the stupid and false contention of the proponents of music and singing. A haraam act is made lawful, and this is precisely what Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said.

The time will dawn when Muslims will make halaal these four haraam acts.

(3) Imraan Bin Husain (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "In this Ummah will be earthquakes, disfiguration (of faces which will be transformed into apes and pigs) and showers of stone (descending o­n them from the heaven)." A man from among the Muslimeen said: "O Rasulullah! When will this be?" Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "When singing girls and musical instruments will become profuse and when liquor will be consumed (in abundance)."(Tirmizi)

(4) Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "During the last of ages (in close proximity to Qiyaamah) a nation from my Ummah will be disfigured (and transformed) into apes and pigs." The Sahaabah said: "O Rasulullah! Will they be Muslim?" Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Yes. They will be testifying that there is no deity but Allah and that I am His Rasool, and they will be fasting (in the month of Ramadhaan)." The Sahaabah asked: "O Rasulullah! What will be their condition (to warrant such chastisement)?" Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "They will be indulging in musical instruments, singing girls, musical drums, and they will be consuming liquor. They will o­ne night go to sleep after their liquor and amusement. When they arise in the morning, they will have been disfigured (and transformed into apes and pigs)." (Kaf-fur Ruaa')

It is apparent from this Hadith that the musical drum (the tablah of the qawwaals) and similar other kinds of musical drums are not the duff mentioned in the Ahaadith. Musical drums have been declared haraam unanimously by all authorities from the very age of the Sahaabah.

(5) According to another Hadith, also narrated by Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu), Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "I take oath by The Being Who has sent me with the Haqq (Truth)! The world will not come to an end until earthquakes, the descent of showers of stones (from the heaven) and disfigurement of faces (which will be transformed into apes and swines) had not taken place.' The Sahaabah said: 'When will that happen, O Rasulullah?' He replied: 'When you see women seated o­n saddles (i.e. riding horses and in this age, driving cars); when singing girls are to be found in profusion; when false testimony becomes rampant, and when homosexuality and lesbianism become prevalent." (Bazzaar and Tibraani)

(6) Hadhrat Ali Bin Abi Taalib (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "When my Ummah indulges in fifteen misdeeds, calamities will settle o­n them. Among these are singing girls and musical instruments." (Tirmizi)

(7) Sahl Bin Sa'd (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "There will befall this Ummat earthquakes, disfigurement of faces and showers of stones.' It was said: 'O Rasulullah! When will this happen?' Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: 'When singing girls become in profusion and liquor is made lawful." (Ibn Maajah)

Numerous Sahaabah have narrated Ahaadith in which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) warned of disasters overwhelming the Ummah as a consequence of the profusion of music, singing and singing girls. Among these Sahaabah are: Hadhrat Abu Maalik Ash'ari, Hadhrat Imraan Bin Husain, Hadhrat Abu Hurairah, Hadhrat Ali, Hadhrat Sahl Bin Sa'd As-Saaidi, Hadhrat Ubaadah Bin Saamit, Hadhrat Abu Umaamah, Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas, Hadhrat Saeed Bin Khudri, Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Bishr, Hadhrat Anas, Hadhrat Abdur Rahmaan Bin Saabit and Hadhrat Aishah (ridhwaanullaahi alayhim aj-maeen).

(8) Hadhrat Naafi' (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates: "Once when Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) heard the sound of a shepherd's flute, he placed his fingers in both ears (to block the sound of the music), and he diverted his mount from that path. (As they rode o­n), he would say: 'O Naafi', can you still hear (the sound)?' I would say: 'Yes.' He would then continue riding. o­nly when I said: 'I can no longer hear it', did he remove his fingers from his ears. Then he returned to the road. He then said: 'I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) doing like this when he had heard the flute of a shepherd." (Ahmad and Abu Dawood)

This was the reaction of the devotees of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). They could not tolerate the voice of shaitaan. When music dinned into their ears, they literally plugged their ears with their fingers. By what stretch of reasoning and o­n what basis of shame and honesty can it be claimed that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had permitted music and singing? He had described it as the voice of shaitaan. He would plug his ears to block the sound of shaitaan's voice entering his ears.

(9) Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates: "Verily, Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) made haraam liquor, gambling, the musical drum and the tambourine. And, every intoxicant is haraam." (Ahmad and Abu Dawood)

(10) Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Verily, Allah has made haraam liquor, gambling, the musical drum, and every intoxicant is haraam." (Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Baihqi, etc.)

(11) Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: "The musical drum (tablah) is haraam. Liquor is haraam, and musical instruments are haraam." (Kaf-fur Ruaa')

(12) Hadhrat Ibn Mas'ud (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: "Verily, Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) heard a man singing o­ne night. He then said: 'His Salaat is unacceptable! His Salaat is unacceptable! His Salaat is unacceptable!" (Nailul Autaar)

(13) Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Listening to music and singing is sinful. Sitting at such gatherings is fisq (immoral transgression). Deriving pleasure from it is kufr." (Nailul Autaar)

(14) Hadhrat Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "I have been sent (by Allah) to destroy musical instruments……..The earning of a male singer and a female singer is haraam. The earning of zina is haraam. It is incumbent o­n Allah not to allow a body nourished by haraam, entry into Jannah." (Kaf-fur Ruaa')

The evil of music and singing is sufficiently abominable to warrant it being lumped together with zina (fornication). o­ne Hadith describes singing as "the spell of shaitaan."

(15) Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "I have been sent (by Allah Ta'ala) to destroy the musical drum (tablah) and the flute." (Jam'ul Jawaami')

The tablah and other forms of musical drums are not to be confused with the duff for which there is limited permissibility.

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answered 1014 sara%20ahmed's gravatar image

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 In the Hadith mentioned by light, MESSENGER OF ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA HAS STRICTLY FORBIDS MUSIC,MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,SINGING and what can leads to it.NOBODY IS PERFECT AS THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA AMONG HUMAN BEINGS SO WHAT HE GIVE US WE SHOULD FOLLOW IT BECAUSE HE DOES'NT TALK FROM HIS MIND BUT WHAT ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA INSPIRED TO HIM. IT HAS BEEN SAID BY SCHOLARS THAT ANY KNOWLEDGE,BELIEF AGAINST THE QURAN AND SUNNAH IS KAFIR. And parts of what turns a person to kafir is beleiving in Shirk,magic,LEAVING ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA RELIGION,GOING AGAINST QURAN,GOING AGAINST SUNNAH e.t.c. In another Hadith, PROPHET SAL ALLAHU ALAIHI WA SALLAM SAID HE WHO EMULATES THE WAY OF OTHER RELIGION IS PART OF THEM. Musical instruments,drum is being used by unbeliever before Islam till now so,we must not emulate them.ALSO,THERE IS NO WAY WHAT IS FORBIDDEN IS ISLAM CAN AFFECTS YOUR EMOTIONS,FEELINGS LIKE AYATS OF ALLAHU SUBHANA WAT'ALA. Timde spent in listening to music,singing should be spent remembering THE KNOWER OF SEEN AND UNSEEN WHO IS ALLAHU SUBHANA WAT'ALA. In another Hadith,MESSENGER OF ALLAH SAL ALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM SAID ZIKR<remembering allahu="" subhana="" wat'ala=""> IS TO US AS WATER IS TO FISH.Explain to yourself what will happen to a fish if it is taken away from where water is? There is no way that it will not die within some minutes so THAT IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN TO US WITHOUT Remembering ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA every time. In an explanation of KIYAAMAT, PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHERE THEY REMEMBER ALLAHU SUBHANA WAT'ALA<god> THAN WHERE THEY DO Not REMEMBER HIM so tell are you REMEMBERING GOD WHEN YOU ARE SINGING,LISTENING TO MUSIC? Absolutely NO YOU CAN NOT. SO Time spent in doing that should SHOULD BE SPENT IN REMEMBERING ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA <god> and SEEKING HIS MERCY BECAUSE HE WILL ONLY ADMIT WHO HE LOVES TO HIS JANNAH<paradise>. And please what ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA AND HIS MESSENGER GIVE US LETS FOLLOW IT AND WHAT THEY FORBIDS LETS ABSTAIN FROM IT. MAY ALLAH SUBHANA WAT'ALA GRANTS US AL-JANNAH FIRDOUS BY HIS ABUNDANT MERCY.MA SALLAM.

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answered 259312 abdulrasaqtoheeb11's gravatar image

i agree the same thing i talked about,had the same point

(May 19 '13 at 09:44) sara ahmed sara%20ahmed's gravatar image

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

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answered 1014 sara%20ahmed's gravatar image

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?

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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.

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Completely agree. My constant prayer is for Allah to guide me to live in a way that would please Him.

(May 19 '13 at 04:43) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

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.

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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.

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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.

Wa Sallam

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Okay, these are the verses from the Quran that you've given here.

"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]

Does this not clearly say that hell-fire will the torment for those who purchase idle talk for the purpose of misleading people from the path of Allah. Which is not happening with any of the music I listen to.

(May 19 '13 at 04:49) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

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.

Has nothing to do with the question.

(May 19 '13 at 04:51) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

The Quran is the ultimate revelation, not the hadith. There is always a chance of hadith being misinterpreted or misquoted. I follow what's written in the Quran because it is un-tampered with and is the word of ALLAH.

(May 19 '13 at 04:53) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Also, a ten year old child will believe anything you tell him. It was really ignorant of you to say that. When I was ten, even I believed that music was haraam, now that I'm older, I want to know WHY it's haraam. forget answering the question, I don't even think you've understood it.

(May 19 '13 at 04:55) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

People make things haraam which God has not forbidden.

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Psalm 92:3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.

that is from the bible, don't start slandering me and calling me a christian now. God has made it clear that he revealed the former scriptures.

(Apr 28 '13 at 20:27) jook jook's gravatar image

IF it's not clearly forbidden in the Quran, why do people here assume the mantle of rule-makers? Just make everything haraam for no reason without experiencing it and seeing whether it has positive or negative influences on your being.

(May 19 '13 at 04:57) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

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.

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If asking questions and rationalizing grey areas and situations seems to you like I'm not listening to reason, then, my friend, I'm sorry to see you wander around with your horse's blinders. With a name like "Light" I'd imagine you'd have the good sense to question things that aren't black or white.

Also, there can never be any such thing as "excessive questioning". There always has to be clarity. Humans cannot wander aimlessly without experiencing everything Allah has given us in this life. If it's not unlawful, then it's not unlawful. It's just that simple.

(Apr 28 '13 at 08:34) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image

Alcohol = bad. Agreed, firstly because it's clearly mentioned in the Quran and because I can see the negative effects and impacts of alcohol on society. Men become animals and beat up their families. Nothing good about that, so obviously its unlawful.

What's wrong with poetry being conveyed in song? Making people reflect on their lives, see what life could have been if other paths were taken, making people open-minded and able to consider more things before making decisions. I don't see anything wrong with that.

(Apr 28 '13 at 08:37) HamzaC HamzaC's gravatar image
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