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I am a Muslim. i am conducting classes for dance/music/acting & other performing arts. Are these things permissible in Islam?

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edited Aug 27 '12 at 06:38 Al Ummat ♦ 131878 Al%20Ummat's gravatar image
 In the explanation of Surah Luqman,ayah 6,it is stated that people instead of listening to the words of Allah listen to music and songs. Hadrat Abdullah bin Masood (RA) explaining this ayah said,'I swear on Allah that it means singing and music. Hadrat Ibn-e-Abass (RA) also stated the same in the explanation of ths ayah.

 Bokhari Sharif narrates a hadith that RasoolAllah(SAW) said:'There will be people appearing in my ummah who will hold adultery, silk, alcohol and musical instruments as halal.'[or as he(SAW) said].

 Brother,in view of the above, such activities are not permissible and as such haram. Wasslam.
answered 42616 MAK's gravatar image

"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 the only instrument allowed, but it has some limitations. It should be simple daff, not those with metallic plates attached to them. Daff is only to 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. Allaah says 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 voice of Iblees/ Shaytaan] is singing and falsehood. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Do 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] 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 1.2k518 Ubi's gravatar image

acting is ok but singing and dancing its nt permissable unless u ave it to certain degres talk to ur sholar on this topic nt a buch of pple u dnt know !!

kind lady ur doubing me living the eal world " so u saying lets go to night clubs and partyy??? u ask the weirdist questions and un muslimlike answers !! sorry if im wrong bt thts the impression ur gvng me !!


gd luck wit ur carrier but keep it halal tht way u will 100% be successful!! lve fom a sister

answered 32 ali101's gravatar image

The Quran says in 4:163:

We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms?

And in 17:55:

And it is your Lord that knoweth best all beings that are in the heavens and on earth: We did bestow on some prophets more (and other) gifts than on others: and We gave to David (the gift of) the Psalms.?

If music is forbidden, why would Allah give it as a gift to the prophet David? I would agree with Al Ummat that only music that misguides us is forbidden. Please, forgive me if I am mistaken, I mean no disrespect. I am new to Islam so please correct me if I am wrong. I believe also I read that the Hoors will sing praises to Allah in heaven.

answered 96511 cocolia42's gravatar image
edited Jun 14 '12 at 17:36 goldPseudo ♦ 295215 goldPseudo's gravatar image

No my friend No DISRESPECT AT ALL!,

(Jun 14 '12 at 15:36) TeenMuslim ♦ TeenMuslim's gravatar image

@cocolia42 (SALAM everyone) , Hazrath Anas (R.A.) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “There will certainly be people from my Ummah who will attempt to legalize fornication, the wearing of silk (for males), the consuming of wine and the use of musical instruments” (Al-Jaamius Sagheer - Pg. 139). Indeed this prophesy of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is glaring before us. Despite the clear prohibition of the use of musical instruments, great efforts are being made to “legalize” their use. While some people wish to declare all music permissible, others are opening the door slowly by declaring that only the use of the “duff” is permissible. Thus it is necessary to examine the reality of these claims in the light of the Qur’an and Sunnah.

In Surah Luqman Allah Ta’ala declares:

“And among the people are those who purchase idle talk in order to mislead others from the path of Allah in ignorance.” Hazrath Abdullah bin Masood (R.A.) states emphatically that this verse was revealed regarding singing and musical instruments. The same has been reported from Hazrath Abdullah bin Abbas (R.A.) and Hazrath Jaabir (R.A.) (Tafseer Qurtubi). Thus when these illustrious students of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), who witnessed the revelation of the aayaat (verses) of the Qur’an are clear that this verse prohibits music and musical instruments, the “view” of any twentieth century “scholar” to the contrary holds no weight.

answered 97218 TeenMuslim's gravatar image

That is a good question, I'm wodering why Allah will not allow such a beautiful thing like ART??!!....Does anyone here had never listened Music?..of curse not and it's impossible! and even someone say that it's haram and dont listen to it...he will certainely had and will listen to it (in tv, in supermarket...etc), also I've never seen an Islamic program which isnt edited by music (imagine if it wasn't the case??) so Please stay honest and logic!!!!...finaly I'm agree with Al Ummat and Lia that only music that misleads from the path of Allah is forbiden

answered 0544149 UnknownUser's gravatar image

@Abduallah2011: can you give me an answer about this please?

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