Music in Islam

Published December 19, 2013 by Murk Shaikh

music is soothing to soul thats what many people say and think, but sometimes it masters our soul in a way that it direct ourselves to shirk.

Sometimes few of the things become so common in our lives that, we dont consider them as bad or something prohibitted, music is also one of them it is spreading so rapidly,that it has become a part of our daily life even it is played in almost all the restaurants and deparmental stores.

Young generation is so much obsessed that they like to listen to it almost all the time,
while going to bed or doing homework or doing any other chores they want that noise in the background, but if we think this issue critically it actually is misleading us, Everything that is around has some harmful as well as useful effects if we feel it as something relaxing or soothing, but it is addictive too, we must not allow things to take control over us,
There is a saying that let not the world lead you but you should lead the world.

Many muslims consider music to be allowed in Islam, there are great different opinions as far as Muslims are concerned whether music is allowed or not,

There is no verse in Quran directly prohibitting music, but there are indications, Allah pak says in Quran in surah Luqman verse no:6

” And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allah, the Verses of the Qur’an) by way of mockery.
For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire).”                                                  This idle tales probably refers to unislamic songs and music tales, as far as Prophet prohibitting music there are various Sahih hadith, so If you read the hadith of Muhammad SAW there will be no doubt whether it is permitted or not.

Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW says: it is mentioned in Sahih bukhari hadith No:5590 volume 7:

“There will be some people who will consider illegal fornication, the wearing of silk, drinking of Alcohol and use of musical instruments as lawful.

This hadith shows certain things that are prohibitted and musical instruments are mentioned among them.

There are other Sahih hadith that permit some musical instruments as halal say duff tambourine) if we read hadith of sahih bukhaari vol 5 hadith number 4001:

“Narrated Ar-Rubal’ hint
Mu’awwidh: The Prophet jW came to me
after on the morning of consummating my
marriage and sat down on my bed, as you
(the subnarrator) are sitting now, and small
girls were beating the tambourine and singing
in lamentation of my fathers who had been
killed on the day of the battle of Badr. Then
one of the girls said, “There is a Prophet
amongst us who knows what will happen
tomorrow.” The Prophet ç said (to her),
“Do not say this, but go on saying what you
have spoken before.”

In the above hadith it is clear that music is prohibitted, except only tambourine, and something that is prohibitted from Allah pak we shouldnot adopt it in our lives.
I heard somewhere that “Momin ke liye dunya ek Qaid khaana hai” i really like these lines. this world is like an aazmaaish for us as there is a saying ” as you sow, so shall you reap”  so whatever we are doing in this Dunya,
we,ll have to face its consequences at the end.
May Allah pak makes this exam of dunya easier for us.:)




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