Saturday, September 12, 2015

Before even giving evidence to why music is prohibited in Islam let us ponder over a few questions

Before even giving evidence to why music is prohibited in Islam let us ponder over a few questions.. Ask yourself (if you listen to music), how often do you read or listen to the Qur'an? When you are bored with nothing to do, do you turn on your ipod and listen to music or the Qur'an? When you get in your car, do you turn on Kiss100 or play the Qur'an? When you’re walking/travelling on public transport, are you listening to the Qur'an or music? When you enter the shower what comes to mind, the Qur'an or music? [As a side point, it is impermissible to recite the Qur'an in the bathroom]. These questions should be pondered over and make you realise if you are neglecting the Qur'an or not. I am not saying the Qur'an is like music. However, what I am saying is that both cannot reside in the heart. Something pure mixed with something impure cannot co-exist. Nothing else is needed to realise why music is problematic. 
why music is prohibited in Islam
why music is prohibited in Islam

Surah Al-Furqan, Verse 30:
وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًا

And the Apostle cried out: O my Lord! surely my people have treated this Quran as a forsaken thing.

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…” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari ta’leeqan, no. 5590; narrated as mawsool by al-Tabaraani and al-Bayhaqi. See al-Silsilah al-Saheehah by al-Albaani, 91). 

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: This is a saheeh hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh, where he quoted it as evidence and stated that it is mu’allaq andmajzoom. He said: Chapter on what was narrated concerning those who permit alcohol and call it by another name.


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