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"Dear Mama"

You are appreciated

[Verse One: 2Pac]

When I was young me and my mama had beef

Seventeen years old kicked out on the streets

Though back at the time, I never thought I'd see her face

Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place

Suspended from school; and scared to go home, I was a fool

with the big boys, breakin all the rules

I shed tears with my baby sister

Over the years we was poorer than the other little kids

And even though we had different daddy's, the same drama

When things went wrong we'd blame mama

I reminice on the stress I caused, it was hell

Huggin on my mama from a jail cell

And who'd think in elementary?

Heeey! I see the penitentiary, one day

And runnin from the police, that's right

Mama catch me, put a whoopin to my backside

And even as a crack fiend, mama

You always was a black queen, mama

I finally understand

for a woman it ain't easy tryin to raise a man

You always was committed

A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it

There's no way I can pay you back

But the plan is to show you that I understand

You are appreciated

[Chorus: Reggie Green & "Sweet Franklin" w/ 2Pac]

Lady...

Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady

Dear mama

Place no one above ya, sweet lady

You are appreciated

Don't cha know we love ya?

[second and third chorus, "And dear mama" instead of "Dear mama"]

[Verse Two: 2Pac]

Now ain't nobody tell us it was fair

No love from my daddy cause the coward wasn't there

He passed away and I didn't cry, cause my anger

wouldn't let me feel for a stranger

They say I'm wrong and I'm heartless, but all along

I was lookin for a father he was gone

I hung around with the Thugs, and even though they sold drugs

They showed a young brother love

I moved out and started really hangin

I needed money of my own so I started slangin

I ain't guilty cause, even though I sell rocks

It feels good puttin money in your mailbox

I love payin rent when the rent's due

I hope ya got the diamond necklace that I sent to you

Cause when I was low you was there for me

And never left me alone because you cared for me

And I could see you comin home after work late

You're in the kitchen tryin to fix us a hot plate

Ya just workin with the s[Edited Out]s you was given

And mama made miracles every Thanksgivin

But now the road got rough, you're alone

You're tryin to raise two bad kids on your own

And there's no way I can pay you back

But my plan is to show you that I understand

You are appreciated

[Chorus]

[Verse Three: 2Pac]

Pour out some liquor and I reminsce, cause through the drama

I can always depend on my mama

And when it seems that I'm hopeless

You say the words that can get me back in focus

When I was sick as a little kid

To keep me happy there's no limit to the things you did

And all my childhood memories

Are full of all the sweet things you did for me

And even though I act craaazy

I gotta thank the Lord that you made me

There are no words that can express how I feel

You never kept a secret, always stayed real

And I appreciate, how you raised me

And all the extra love that you gave me

I wish I could take the pain away

If you can make it through the night there's a brighter day

Everything will be alright if ya hold on

It's a struggle everyday, gotta roll on

And there's no way I can pay you back

But my plan is to show you that I understand

You are appreciated

[Chorus]

Sweet lady

And dear mama

Dear mama

Lady [3X]

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LED ZEPPELIN- Kashmir

Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream

I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been

To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen

They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed

Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear

But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear

Oh, oh.

Oh, I been flying... mama, there ain't no denyin'

I've been flying, ain't no denyin', no denyin'

All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground

And my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land

Trying to find, trying to find where I've been.

Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace, like thoughts inside a dream

Heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream

My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon, I will return again

Sure as the dust that floats high in June, when movin' through Kashmir.

Oh, father of the four winds, fill my sails, across the sea of years

With no provision but an open face, along the straits of fear

Ohh.

When I'm on, when I'm on my way, yeah

When I see, when I see the way, you stay-yeah

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(Original) Aerosmith - Dream On

Everytime that I look in the mirror

All these lines on my face gettin clearer

The past is gone

It went by like dust to dawn

Isnt that the way

Everybodys got their dues in life to pay

I know what nobody knows

Where it comes and where it goes

I know its everybodys sin

You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life is in books written pages

Live and learn from fools and from sages

You know its true

All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the years

Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears

Sing with me, if its just for today

Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away

Dream on, dream on

Dream yourself a dream come true

Dream on, dream on, dream on...

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I Hung My Head - Johnny Cash

Early one morning

With time to kill

I borrowed Jebb's rifle

And sat on a hill

I saw a lone rider

Crossing the plain

I drew a bead on him

To practice my aim

My brother's rifle

Went off in my hand

A shot rang out

Across the land

The horse, he kept running

The rider was dead

I hung my head

I hung my head

I set off running

To wake from the dream

My brother's rifle

Went into the sheen

I kept on running

Into the south lands

That's where they found me

My head in my hands

The sheriff he asked me

Why had I run

And then it come to me

Just what I had done

And all for no reason

Just one piece of lead

I hung my head

I hung my head

Here in the court house

The whole town was there

I see the judge

High up in the chair

Explain to the court room

What went on in your mind

And we'll ask the jury

What verdict they find

I felt the power

Of death and life

I orphaned his children

I widowed his wife

I begged their forgiveness

I wish I was dead

I hung my head

I hung my head

I hung my head

I hung my head

Early one morning

With time to kill

I see the gallows

Up on a hill

And out in the distance

A trick of the brain

I see a lone rider

Crossing the plain

And he'd come to fetch me

To see what they'd done

And we'd ride together

To kingdom come

I prayed for god's mercy

For soon I'd be dead

I hung my head

I hung my head

I hung my head

I hung my head

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Soundgarden- The day I tried to live

I woke the same as any other day

Except a voice was in my head

It said seize the day, pull the trigger, drop the blade

And watch the rolling heads

The day I tried to live

I stole a thousand beggar's change

And gave it to the rich

The day I tried to win

I dangled from the power lines

And let the martyrs stretch

Singing

One more time around

Might do it

One more time around

Might make it

One more time around

Might do it

One more time around

The day I tried to live

Words you say never seem

To live up to the ones

Inside your head

The lives we make

Never seem to ever get us anywhere

But dead

The day I tried to live

I wallowed in the blood and mud with

All the other pigs

I woke the same as any other day you know

I should have stayed in bed

The day I tried to live

I wallowed in the blood and mud with

All the other pigs

And I learned that I was a liar

Just like you

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Dawud Wharnsby Ali - Sing Children Of The World

Walking through the crowded streets of a market in Morocco

Sitting on a smiling camel in the desert of Arabia

Chasing 'round the bamboo trees abandoned in Indonesia

Gathering brightly coloured leaves in a forest of Canada

Napping beneath the date palm shade under blue skies of Tunisia

Sweeping out his parents' shop on a side street in Pakistan

Planting rows of beans and maize on a small farm in Uganda

Laying back to count the stars from somewhere in Afghanistan

Oh Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Come together and hear the call

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Islam will unite us all

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Come together and hear the call

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Islam will unite us all

Subhanallah, Wa Alhamdullillah Wa Allahu Akbar!

Subhanallah, Wa Alhamdullillah Wa Allahu Akbar!

Splashing through the pouring rain in a village of Guyana

Nibbling cakes from picnic plates on a mountain top in Switzerland

Tending to a flock of sheep down under in Australia

Greeting morning with a prayer on the golden Egyptian Sand

Oh Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Come together and hear the call

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Islam will unite us all

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Come together and hear the call

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Islam will unite us all

Subhanallah, Wa Alhamdullillah Wa Allahu Akbar!

Subhanallah, Wa Alhamdullillah Wa Allahu Akbar!

Crying himself to sleep with no hope left for dreaming

Begging in the burning sun, holding out her hand

Palms held tightly on his ears to muffle all the screaming

Sitting where her house once stood trying hard to understand

See the Children of the World (Subhannallah)

All the Children of the World (Subhannallah)

Sing for the Children of the World (Subhannallah)

Pray for the Children of the World (Subhannallah)

[DWA and Children]

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Come together and hear the call

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Islam will unite us all

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Come together and hear the call

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Islam will unite us all

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Come together and hear the call

Sing Children of the World (Sing along)

Islam will unite us all

Subhanallah, Wa Alhamdullillah Wa Allahu Akbar!

Subhanallah, Wa Alhamdullillah Wa Allahu Akbar

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In my dream children sing a song of love for every boy and girl

The sky is blue and fields are green and laughter is the language of the world

Then I wake and all I see is a world full of people in need

Tell me why (why) does it have to be like this?

Tell me why (why) is there something I have missed?

Tell me why (why) cos I don't understand.

When so many need somebody we don't give a helping hand.

Tell me why?

Everyday I ask myself what will I have to do to be a man?

Do I have to stand and fight to prove to everybody who I am?

Is that what my life is for to waste in a world full of war?

Tell me why (why) does it have to be like this?

Tell me why (why) is there something I have missed?

Tell me why (why) cos I don't understand.

When so many need somebody we don't give a helping hand.

Tell me why?

(children) tell me why? (declan) tell me why?

(children) tell me why? (declan) tell me why?

(together) just tell me why, why, why?

Tell me why (why) does it have to be like this?

Tell me why (why) is there something I have missed?

Tell me why (why) cos I don't understand.

When so many need somebody we don't give a helping hand.

Tell me why (why,why,does the tiger run)

Tell me why (why why do we shoot the gun)

Tell me why (why,why do we never learn)

Can someone tell us why we let the forest burn?

(why,why do we say we care)

Tell me why (why,why do we stand and stare)

Tell me why (why,why do the dolphins cry)

Can some one tell us why we let the ocean die ?

(why,why if we're all the same)

tell me why (why,why do we pass the blame)

tell me why (why,why does it never end)

can some one tell us why we cannot just be friends?

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Where Is The Love? - Black Eyed Peas

What's wrong with the world, mama

People livin' like they ain't got no mamas

I think the whole world addicted to the drama

Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma

Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism

But we still got terrorists here livin'

In the USA, the big CIA

The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK

But if you only have love for your own race

Then you only leave space to discriminate

And to discriminate only generates hate

And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah

Madness is what you demonstrate

And that's exactly how anger works and operates

Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight

Take control of your mind and meditate

Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all

People killin', people dyin'

Children hurt and you hear them cryin'

Can you practice what you preach

And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us

Send us some guidance from above

'Cause people got me, got me questionin'

Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)

Where is the love (The love)

Where is the love

The love, the love

It just ain't the same, always unchanged

New days are strange, is the world insane

If love and peace is so strong

Why are there pieces of love that don't belong

Nations droppin' bombs

Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones

With ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young

So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone

So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong

In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin'

in

Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends

Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother

A war is goin' on but the reason's undercover

The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug

If you never know truth then you never know love

Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)

Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)

Where's the love, y'all

People killin', people dyin'

Children hurt and you hear them cryin'

Can you practice what you preach

And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us

Send us some guidance from above

'Cause people got me, got me questionin'

Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)

Where is the love (The love)

Where is the love

The love, the love

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder

As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder

Most of us only care about money makin'

Selfishness got us followin' our wrong direction

Wrong information always shown by the media

Negative images is the main criteria

Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria

Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema

Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity

Whatever happened to the fairness in equality

Instead in spreading love we spreading animosity

Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity

That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under

That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down

There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under

Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found

People killin', people dyin'

Children hurt and you hear them cryin'

Can you practice what you preach

And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us

Send us some guidance from above

'Cause people got me, got me questionin'

Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)

Where is the love (The love)

Where is the love (The love)

Where is the love (The love)

Where is the love (The love)

Where is the love (The love)

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I'm glad this topic is still going as planned, but the above one doesn't make the grade for me.

Sorry haidernyc, Harlem Sweeties gets the boot...

ah well. its not meant in a nasty way, if thats what youre thinking. khair, what are you gonna do.

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I'm glad things are going in the right direction here...

Okay here's another:

Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World

There's colors on the street

Red, white and blue

People shufflin' their feet

People sleepin' in their shoes

But there's a warnin' sign

on the road ahead

There's a lot of people sayin'

we'd be better off dead

Don't feel like Satan,

but I am to them

So I try to forget it,

any way I can.

Keep on rockin' in the free world, (x4)

i heard thsi song my freshman year @ college made some great friends (shia and non shia) great song

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Awesome posts. Deep meanings that often get lost in the music.

Someone will have to explain haram music to me. The beat?

Here's one from SRV.

A wall of denial - is fallin' down

Wo it's fallin' so hard - down to the ground

Never knew something so strong could be washed away by tears

But this wall of denial was just built on fear

We've all had our demons from the garden of white lies

Dressed them amused them pullin' wool over our eyes

Go so far as to love them to keep from letting them go

All the while they we're killin' us but we couldn't let it show

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/stevie+ray+vaughan/wall+of+denial_20131670.html ]

No matter what the trouble we carry round inside

We're never safe from the truth but in the truth we can survive

When this wall of denial comes tumblin' down

Down to the ground

Simple things in life bring the greatest pleasure

A smile, a kiss, a little baby's laughter

It makes no difference if we run away in fear

The little things in life hold us so near

No matter what the trouble we carry round inside

(We're) never safe from the truth but in the truth we can survive

When this wall of denial comes tumblin' down

Yeah this wall of denial must tumble down

Down to the ground

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Eye of the tiger

Risin' up, back on the street

Did my time, took my chances

Went the distance

Now I'm back on my feet

Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast

You trade your passion for glory

Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past

You must fight just to keep them alive

It's the eye of the tiger

It's the thrill of the fight

Risin' up to the challenge

Of our rival

And the last known survivor

Stalks his prey in the night

And he's watching us all with the

Eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat

Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry

They stack the odds

Still we take to the street

For the kill with the skill to survive

Risin' up straight to the top

Had the guts, got the glory

Went the distance

Now I'm not gonna stop

Just a man and his will to survive

The eye of the tiger

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Justin - 8 year old- Diagnosed with cancer- Neuroblastoma

The first time I saw Justins sweet smile I thought of this song.

Smile

Smile though your heart is aching;

Smile even though it's breaking.

When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by.

If you smile through your fear and sorrow,

Smile and maybe tomorrow,

You'll see the sun come shining through for you.

Light up your face with gladness,

Hide every trace of sadness.

Although a tear may be ever so near,

That's the time you must keep on trying,

Smile, what's the use of crying?

You'll find that life is still worthwhile,

If you just smile.

That's the time you must keep on trying,

Smile, what's the use of crying?

You'll find that life is still worthwhile

If you just smile.

Lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons.

Music written by Charlie Chaplin, 1936.

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It's a Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown (The Godfather of Soul B) )

This is a man's world, this is a man's world

But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

You see, man made the cars, to take us over the road

Man made the train, to carry the heavy load

Man made electric light, to take us out of the dark

Man made the boat for the water, like Noah made the ark

This is a man's, a man's, a man's world

But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

Man thinks about a little baby girls and a baby boys

Man makes them happy 'cause man makes them toys

And after man make everything, everything he can

You know that man makes money, to buy from other man

This is a man's world

But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing, not one little thing, without a woman or a girl

He's lost, in the wilderness

He's lost, in bitterness

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Salam,this is song wich is made 15 years ago,when in Bosnia was war...

The Whole World Pain

No, I cannot feel the stars down here from the sky I can't find the way to rise us up the road I can only write and send a song to you To know I'm still alive, oh my love

When the cold and darkness sneak into my bones tonight I will not allow the fear to push me to the lights I still have the power to fight them all alone

If you were with me, it's easier would be

The whole world's pain in Bosnia tonight I stay here to challenge and to fight And I'm not afraid to stumble and fall I'll never stop to sing, they cannot take my soul

When the cold and darkness sneak into my bones tonight I will not allow the fear to push me to the lights Who will then be guarding, standing all the pain So the evil one never comes again?

The whole world's pain in Bosnia tonight I stay here to challenge and to fight And I'm not afraid to stumble and fall

I'll never stop to sing, they cannot take my soul

Edited by AidAsSadik

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90 % of Lowkeys songs are sikk. i recommend "something wonderful", "obamanation", "terrorist", "put your hand on your gun", "dear england", "voices of the voiceless", "Free palestine" e.t.c

Some Immortal techinque songs are quite good e.g. "point of no return" and "the 3rd world"

Also, i recommend "mother" by sami yusuf

*I am recommending the lyrics not the music.

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The Jacksons - "Can You Feel It"

Can you feel it! (x3)

If you look around

The whole world's coming together now.

Can you feel it! (x3)

Feel it in the air

The wind is taking it everywhere.

Can you feel it! (x3)

All the colors of the world should be

Lovin' each other wholeheartedly.

Yes it's alright,take my message to your brother and tell him twice.

Spread the word who tried to teach the man who is hatin' his brother,

When hate won't do

'cause we're all the same

Yes the blood inside of me is inside of you.

Now tell me!

Can you feel it! (x3)

Can you see what's going down, you can feel it in your bones

Every breath you take,

Is someone's death in another place.

Every healthy smile,

Is hunger and strife to another child.

But the stars do shine

And promising salvation is near this time.

Can you feel it now,

So brothers and sisters

Show we know how.

Now tell me!

Can you feel it! (x3)

Talk now - can you see what's going down open up your mind.

All the children of the world should be

Lovin' each other wholeheartedly

Yes it's alright

Take my message to your brother and tell him twice.

Take the news to the marchin' men

Who are killin' their brothers,when death won't do.

Yes we're all the same

Yes the blood inside my veins is inside of you.

Now tell me!

Can you feel it! (x3)

Edited by JawzofDETH

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I would've posted John Lennon's - Working Class Hero

but it contains swearing which is against the board rules,

Also Lenon's outlook was a-religious which creates a conflict of interest.

Never the less it's the sad sad tale of cyclic strife inevitably following a 9-5 individual.

Edited by JawzofDETH

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The sixteenth Greater sin is singing songs. Traditions have graded it amongst the mortal sins. This fact is clear from the narration of Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) as quoted by Amash. Muhammad Ibn Muslim relates that Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) said,

“Singing is that sin which has been promised a penalty of fire (Hell) by Allah.”

It is evident from numerous reports, that whichever sin incurs Hell as its punishment, is a Greater Sin. Singing too falls in that category.

What is Singing?

Sayyid Murtadha, in his book, Wasīla writes,

“Singing is Harām. It is also Harām to listen to a song or to sing for money. However every melodious sound is not a ‘song’. Singing denotes a special way of prolonging the voice and rotating it in the throat. These features are common in sensuous parties. Such type of singing is usually accompanied by music.”

Most of the Shia Mujtahids and the experts of Arabic language opine that ‘singing’ means the turning and rotating of one’s voice in the throat. These types of strains are invariably found in classical music and Qawwalis. A prolonged tune of a-a-a is produced. In the dictionary,‘Sihah’ it is mentioned that singing is a sound which produces a strange type of sorrow or pleasure in the listener. The other dictionaries almost agree to this definition. In brief, singing or song is a sound that makes a man unusually sad or joyful.

The book Zakhīratul Ebad says: “Every sound that is produced for entertainment and is capable of exciting passion is known as ‘singing.’ It could be produced by making it emanate from the throat like in classical music or by any other means. In brief whatever is understood by common sense as a song is Harām. Consequently it is sinful even to recite the Holy Qur’an, Nauha or Marsiya in the tune of songs. In fact this is more sinful than singing songs for it tantamounts to insulting and degrading the Qur’an and Nauha or Marsiya. It is for this reason that this type of sin deserves double the punishment.

About Singing

1. Singing is a Greater Sin

When Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) said,

“Singing is that Sin which has been promised the penalty of fire (Hell) by Allah” he (a.s.) had also recited the following verse of the Holy Qur’an:

“And of men is he who takes instead frivolous discourse to lead astray from Allah’s path without knowledge and to take it for a mockery; these shall have an abasing chastisement.”

(Surah Luqmān 31:6)

2. “Frivolous discourse” implies Singing

Bringing together the above verse and the tradition of Imam Baqir (a.s.), singing is understood to be one of the ‘frivolous’and ‘evil’ acts. Other worthless acts are aimless talk or action, or poetry which is of no good to the people; all these deprive man of benefit.

In other words, anything that restrains one from following the truth and the Holy Qur’an is a ‘frivolous discourse.’ Anything that leads one astray is ‘frivolous discourse.’ All those things that create passion and sensuality, sin and transgression are ‘frivolous discourse.’ It is a sin whether one sings or listens to a song. The Qur’anic verse quoted above is followed by:

“And when our communications are recited to him, he turns back proudly, as if he had not heard them, as though in his ears were a heaviness, therefore announce to him a painful chastisement.”

(Surah Luqmān 31:7)

3. The exegesis (Tafsīr) of the term “False Words”

In addition to the phrase ‘frivolous discourse,’ the Holy Qur’an also refers to singing by the term, ‘False words.’ Abu Basir inquired from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.), the exegesis of the following ayat:

“... and avoid false words.”

(Surah Hajj 22:30)

The Imam (a.s.) replied,

“ (It means) singing.”

In explanation to the ayat,

“And they who do not bear witness to what is false, and when they pass by what is vain, they pass by nobly.”

(Surah al-Furqān 25:72)

Imam Muhammad at-Taqi (a.s.) remarked,

“ (Vain means) singing.”

(Refer Amali of Shaykh Tusi and also the book al-Kāfi.)

In yet another tradition, when Muhammad Ibn Uthman inquired about the meaning of this ayat, Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s.) answered,

“It includes the evil words of one who is singing.”

4. “False words” denote singing

The later portion of the same verse says,

“... and when they pass by what is vain, they pass by nobly.”

(Surah al-Furqān 25:72)

Thus, according to the holy Qur’an when the righteous people pass by, where songs are being played, they pass in a dignified manner, uninfluenced and unimpressed by them.

A similar kind of verse appears in Surah Al-Mum’inūn, as well:

“And who keep aloof from what is vain.”

(Surah Al-Mum’inūn 23:3)

Both the above verses describe the qualities of a believer. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) and later Imam Riďa (a.s.), have both explained the term “vain words” as follows:

“Vain words imply music and singing and the true worshipers of Allah refrain from these.”

(al-Kāfi)

5. Singing and hypocrisy

The sixth Holy Imam, Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said,

“Listening to music, songs and useless words cultivate hypocrisy in the heart, in the same way as algae grows in water.”

(al-Kāfi)

The same book, al-Kāfi mentions a tradition of Imam as-Sadiq (a.s.) that,

“Singing and music is a nest for the bird called hypocrisy.”

Singing programme

The venue of a singing programme is a place where descends divine retribution. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) says:

“Do not even enter houses, the inhabitants of which are deprived of divine mercy.”

He (a.s.) is reported to have also said,

“The house where music is played is not safe from sudden disasters. Supplications at such a place are not answered. Angels do not enter this place.”

(al-Kāfi and Mustadrak ul-Wasa’il)

It has been established in the preceding chapter that when the divine punishment descends, it does not discriminate. The excuse, “Though we go to places where there is music and song, but we dislike it in our hearts”, seems unlikely to be acceptable. Dislike needs to be expressed by ones action, also. Songs and music should be discouraged.

7. Singing causes poverty

Amir ul-Mu’minīn ‘Ali (a.s.) says,

“Singing creates hypocrisy and causes poverty.”

(Mustadrak ul-Wasa’il, chapter 78)

8. Punishment for Singing

The Holy Prophet (S) has explicitly stated,

“When the singer shall rise from his grave on the Day of Judgement, he will be blind, deaf and dumb.”

(Jameal-Akhbār)

The traditions also state that the singer will be recognised by these very signs, i.e., blindness, deafness etc.

In another tradition Holy Prophet (S) is quoted to have said:

“Molten lead shall be poured into the ears of one who listens to songs, intently.”

(Mustadrak ul-Wasa’il)

Deprived of Divine Mercy

Qutub al-Rawandi has recorded from the Holy Prophet (S),

“The singer is from that group of people, who would not be looked upon with mercy by Allah on the Day of judgement.”

a fan of a singer

Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) says:

“One who respects a speaker, becomes his slave. If the speaker calls towards Allah the listener worships Allah, but if he calls towards shaitan, the listener has worshipped shaitan.”

(Furu al-Kāfi)

It is also narrated from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that he said,

“Whenever a person begins singing, two satans mount on his shoulders and continue to hit their heels upon his chest, till the time he sings the song.”

Is the one kicked by the satans to be loved and admired?

Melodious sounds of Paradise

Hazrat Imam ‘Ali Ibn Musa ar-Riďa (a.s.) said,

“One who avoids songs shall be provided by Allah, a tree, which will produce such a melodious sound as has never been heard by anyone. But the one who has not kept himself aloof from songs will not be able to hear this sound.”

(al-Kāfi)

Beautiful songs in Heaven

The following tradition of Allah’s Messenger (S) is recorded in the book Tafsīr Majmaul Bayan,

“One who has listened to too many songs will not be able to hear the Ruhānis on the Day of Qiyāma.”

“Who are the Ruhānis, O Prophet of Allah (S)?” someone asked.

The Prophet (S) replied,

“They are the melodious singers of Heaven.”

A similar tradition from Hazrat ‘Ali (a.s.) is found in Nahjul Balagha,

“Hazrat Dawūd (a.s.) will be the chief of the singers of Paradise.”

(Nahjul Balagha)

The people will listen to such melodious songs from Hazrat Dawūd (a.s.) in Heaven, the like of which have never been heard by anyone. However only those who have refrained from listening to songs in this world would be able to hear them.

Strict prohibition

The Holy Prophet (S) says:

“Calamities will befall my Umma as sinking of the earth and rain of stones.”

The people asked, “When would it happen?”

“When the instruments of music become common, singing girls are in great number and the use of intoxicants is widespread. By Allah, many people of my Umma will be such that they shall spend the night in merry-making and sensuality and in the daytime become like monkeys and pigs. It will be the consequence of considering the prohibited things permissible, they will be occupied with singing girls, frequently take intoxicants, devour interest and shall dress in clothes made of silk.”

Singing and fornication

Singing instigates one to commit fornication. The Holy Prophet (S) said:

“Singing is the stepping stone to fornication.”

(Mustadrak ul-Wasa’il)

Songs are responsible for awakening the latent sensual desires of man, which are soon manifested. It is the same whether one sings a song or merely listens to it. He forgets Allah (S.w.T.) and is prepared to commit any kind of indecency.

Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) says,

“And all those wasteful pastimes are Harām which make one forgetful of Allah; like songs and playing musical instruments.”

Yes! Music makes one shameless and lacking in self-respect. It also destroys the feeling of love, compassion and mercy, reducing society to a nightmare.

Prohibition regarding songs and singing

There is no difference of opinion among the Shia jurists about the illegality of singing. It can be said that there is ‘ijma’ (unanimity) upon this point. The writer of the book, titled Mustanad says, “To consider singing and music ‘Harām’ is one of the necessities of faith. That is, if a Muslim says that singing is not Harām then he becomes a kafir.” According to the author of Izah, “the traditions that state that music and singing is Harām, are mutawatir (very numerous).”

However a slight difference of opinion exists, as to the meaning and connotation of the word ‘song’. The majority of the Mujtahids believe that any kind of sound, capable of creating a desire for joyful mirth and sensual feelings is a song; and it is Harām.

Reciting Qur’an in tune of songs

As we have stated earlier, it is Harām to recite Qur’an in the characteristics of songs. Similarly it is alsoHarām to recite Nauhas, Marsiya or Azān in this way; it is immaterial whether it is poetry or prose that is being recited. Rather, rendering of the sacred compositions into songs carries double punishments. One for the sin of singing songs and the other for causing disrespect to a sacred text.

Reciting Qur’an in a melodious voice

Every melodious sound is not a song. If Qur’an or Nauha is recited in a pleasant voice without unduly turning it in the throat, it is not Harām, rather it is desirable to do so. The Messenger of Allah (S) is reported to have said,

“Recite the Qur’an in a pleasant voice, in the style of Arabs. You are ordered to avoid the transgressors and doers of greater sins. Certainly, such people will appear in the world who will recite the Qur’an in a singing manner to make the listeners emotional. It is not allowed to go near these people or to call them near you. The hearts of these people have deviated and those who are influenced by them shall also have their hearts deviated.”

(Wasa’il ul-Shia)

Pleasant voice and singing

While describing the signs of the arrival of the Day of Judgement, the Prophet of Allah (S) said:

“Such kind of people will appear in the world that they would learn the Qur’an for worldly benefits and will recite it in a singing tune.”

However there are many traditions to the effect that reciting the Qur’an in a pleasant voice is Mustahab(recommended). However we must ensure that its tone is not that of singing.

Singing and music during weddings

Subject to the following Three conditions some of the Mujtahids have allowed women to sing on the occasion of marriages.

1. The first condition is that no grown-up men should be able to hear the singing. Not even those who are mahram (under the prohibited degree).

2. Secondly, the songs must not be loud and also must not be based on false statements.

3. And lastly, the singing must not be accompanied with any kind of music.

A few scholars have permitted playing of the small tambourine (tambourine is a drum with skin on only one of its sides). Shahīd al-Thani and Muhaqqiq al-Thani say that tambourine could be played in a wedding if it does not have tinkles around it.

However, precaution is desirable and hence on the occasion of weddings also women should avoid singing; the playing of tambourine should also be avoided. Shaykh Ansari (r.a.) quotes Shahīd al-Thani in the book, Makasiband Sayyid Murtadha says in his book Wasīla that, “Precaution is the way to salvation.”

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...took a while to get pulled over by the make-shift-mullah-police...

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Well that settles it, doesn't it brothers and sisters?

I suppose rudood Basim Kar'bala'i and others are also going to suffer such chastisement of hellfire then

"for singing./ reciting in tunes."

Sentence has been cast "unduly turning it in the throat" (Whatever that means)

Okay everybody let's pack-up and retreat to our gray-boxes / cell-blocks where we might just be safe from burning for an eternity.

Nothing to see here,

Was-Salaam

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No one is telling you guys to do any thing, by all means continue listening to music and then justifying it through various forms of qiyas, and then come here and post the lyrics from these singers.

You are all free to do what you like, but clearly Islam has its own view on these matters. I am only providing you material so that you can stop, contemplate on these matters and ask your self if what you are doing is correct.

Obviously for the majority of the entries on this post people had to go and listen to these songs - or else they would not have known they existed. Then you come on here and post it up, and obviously its going to go encourage others to go listen to it, and your pushing people to sin.

took a while to get pulled over by the make-shift-mullah-police...

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Well that settles it, doesn't it brothers and sisters?

I suppose rudood Basim Kar'bala'i and others are also going to suffer such chastisement of hellfire then

"for singing./ reciting in tunes."

Sentence has been cast "unduly turning it in the throat" (Whatever that means)

Okay everybody let's pack-up and retreat to our gray-boxes / cell-blocks where we might just be safe from burning for an eternity.

Nothing to see here,

Was-Salaam

Yes please continue to belittle the Quran, ahadeeth of Ahlulbayt (as) and the rullings of the scholars. MashaAllah at your wisdom and akhlaq.

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Yes please continue to belittle the Quran, ahadeeth of Ahlulbayt (as) and the rullings of the scholars. MashaAllah at your wisdom and akhlaq.

Hmm let's see shall we...

The Jurisprudence of Art

When is the media (TV. Radio station, cinema) considered legitimate and isn’t it legitimate?

The employment of media varies accordingly; if it serves Islam and its objectives, if it elevates humanity, widens man’s knowledge, improves his morals then, doubtlessly, it is not only considered legitimate but is also regarded a must. However, once it includes any kind of wanton and dissolute activities and programmers, which impure man’s spirit, lower his humanity, serve the purposes of the tyrants and oppressors and support the international arrogance and then it is automatically prohibited. Indeed, just as there is no absolute rejection to such kinds of media in Islam, there is also no absolute acceptance; the employment of such means determines its functionality and application in Islam.

Q: What is lawful about listening to their songs?

Listening to immoral, licentious, and dissolute songs is prohibited whether the singer is a repentant or unrepentant.

Q: According to the Islamic conception, what is meant by singing?

From the Islamic point of view, singing is not forbidden, simply because anything around us such as the sound of water falls, the singing of birds, and any other piece of art can provide delight and enchant us, however, once this song pours in the channels of corruption and injustice and once it leads to the excitation of desires then it is prohibited. On the other hand, the songs that praise prophets, sing justice, curse savagery, and draw the awareness towards any political corruption are legitimate.

Source: http://english.bayyn...rudence/art.htm

An Interview with Elaph Newspaper, 22-6-2006

Ruling on Songs by M.H. Fadlallah part (1)

In an Interview with Elaph, a Saudi Electronic Newspaper, Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlullah, stated that the woman’s voice is not a “Awra” (something that should be veiled having the same ruling as the parts of the body) and singing is not prohibited.

The Religious Authority, Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlullah considers that “singing” is not a prohibited act in case it does not harm in its contents the profound intellectual and humane values and in case it is accompanied by a high-class music. His Eminence also considers that the songs that glorify the tyrants and the vicious regimes are prohibited like what is happening in many Arab countries where some singers praise their leaders because they are afraid of their tyranny or to flatter them. In a special general interview with Elaph newspaper, Sayyed Fadlullah gave the final word concerning the issue of the woman's voice declaring that he does not consider it a "Awra"(something that should be veiled having the same ruling as the parts of the body). Moreover, he deemed it permissible for a woman to sing in case the song's meanings are sublime, citing the experience of the Iranian government as evidence, where the media broadcasts songs. His Eminence draws a general line in prohibiting and permitting songs: but, he leaves the chance to the listener to classify the songs without mentioning names and details. However, he prohibits the jazz music that destroys the nerves and has negative effects on the listener.

It is prohibited to sing for the tyrants:

Q: Some may consider that discussing the issue of singing from a religious point of view is superficial issue since it does not even deserve to be raised in this context. Knowing that the songs surround us every where, what is your opinion concerning this issue?

A: In our opinion, the issue of singing depends on the vibration and undulation of the voice and the way of saying the words of the song, and this differs according to the voice’s pitch. The melodious voice gives the word a profound effect on the listener that may in its turn affect his sentiments. So, if the words of the song are just, normally, its melody will make the listener affected deeply by the meanings and thus he may react positively with them. On the contrary, if the words of the songs are of negative meanings, they may drive man to do evil or prohibited acts, to devastate or to be malicious. These meanings affect the listener negatively because he is able to understand them. Thus, through the effects of the song a person may be driven to do all the matters latent in his mind.

Q: Generally speaking, in the Arab World there are no songs that call for spreading the evil in frank expressions like what is happening in the West...?!

A: In the Arab World, singing is directed towards arousing the instincts. This kind of singing is prohibited because it makes the person live sexual obsessions due to the nature of the melody or the words of the song that arouse the instincts. Besides, the songs in which the singers glorify the tyrants and the vicious regimes or the evil states are also prohibited.

Q: Some songs are classified in the category of the patriotic songs although they glorify dictator leaders like what is happening in some Arab countries. Are these songs deemed permissible?

A: The patriotic songs that connect man with the positive meaning of one’s country like defending the country, keeping the freedom and independence and the like are absolutely not prohibited. Hence, we consider that the songs that praise the beauty of nature, the nostalgia towards one’s country or family …etc, in addition to the songs that upraise the soul and open the human horizons to Allah (The Exalted) and to all the spiritual songs are not prohibited.

The platonic love songs are not prohibited

Q: Why it is not prohibited to sing the nature and the sublime meanings, while, it is prohibited to sing love, knowing that even love has sublime meanings?

A: There is a difference between love that has a humane value and love in which man addresses the woman or the woman addresses the man. The second kind of love arouses the instincts, while, Islam does not want man’s instinct to be aroused because this arousal would lead into negative and immoral acts. On the other hand, the songs of love that have spiritual significations are not prohibited. An important point that we have to know in this context is that singing may steal the person’s will since he might be deeply stirred up by the song. Allah wants man to live his will according to his choice because it is up to him to direct his will either positively or negatively. But when he is dominated by the emotional conditions, through the exciting music that arouses his instincts unconsciously and drives him to behave in an unacceptable manner, he will be deprived of his right to choose.

Q: Is this also applied on the revolutionary songs that sometimes create violent reactions?

A: There is a point that should be clarified. If these songs represent the good deed for man, then, there is no problem in listening to them because when man is encouraged the results would be positive. But, the other aspects that make man behave in a negative manner when he is exited are absolutely rejected.

Q: So, is it a relative issue?

A: Yes, it is a relative issue even we prohibit listening to Jazz music that destroys the nerves and makes man live in a negative state that makes him behave involuntarily.

Q: Do you classify the songs according to their effects on the individual?

A: We classify songs according to the kind of their effect in general and not according to their effects on each person. For example, wine may not intoxicate some people, whereas, it is prohibited. Allah says: {and avoid false words} (22:3o). There is an interpretation that considers the false words as words that is not righteous. Allah also says: {And those who do not bear witness to what is valid} (25:72) that is interpreted by singing. We also have another verse that is: {But there are, among man, those who purchase idle tales, without knowledge (or meaning), to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah throw ridicule (on the Path)} (31:6). (Lahwa Alhadith) or “the idle tales” are the words that deviate man mentally, doctrinally, legitimately, etc... Hence, every thing that is defined as Batil or misleading from Allah’s path is deemed prohibited.

Singing in Iran is not prohibited

Q: There is a consensus among some critics and some psychologists on some songs such as Fayrouz’s songs that talk about love without arousing the instincts. Such songs affect the listener positively and absolutely relax the nerves, what is the ruling regarding these songs from a religious point of view?

A: I have just answered this question and I did not say that all songs that express love are prohibited. I said that the prohibited songs are that which arouse the instincts. For example, we accept the paternal and maternal expressions as well as the platonic love of man towards a woman that elevates the soul and represent a spiritual and human value and not an instinctive value. Now, when we study the experience that the adolescents live when listening to the common songs, we find that this experience creates a kind of an unconscious and instinctive attraction towards the singer.

Source : http://english.bayyn...aph22062006.htm

Ruling on Songs by M.H. Fadlallah part (2)

Q: Is this also applied on the star actors and some leaders whom some teenagers put their pictures in their bedrooms?

A: The influence of singing on man through arousing the instincts indicates a particular meaning. Hence, the issue is not just a matter of being attracted towards a person, since, singing leaves negative effects on the instinct and lust aspects…etc. And if we leave this issue without control, things will be developed to turn into an immoral social situation like what is happening nowadays all around the world. So, why insisting on arousing the youth's instincts? Islam does not want man to be submitted to the things that are a source of corruption. Allah says in His Holy Quran: {They ask you about intoxicants and games of chance. Say: In both of them there is a great sin and means of profit for men, and their sin is greater than their profit} (2:219). Therefore, everything whose disadvantages are more than its advantages is deemed prohibited. The advantages of the songs which arouse the instincts and destroy the nerves, and even that which glorify the tyrants and the corrupted regimes are certainly more than their advantages.

Q: If the Islamic law (Sharia') was applied in Lebanon, would you prohibit singing?

A: Let us examine the Iranian experience in this respect where singing is not prohibited. There are some songs which are philosophical poems such as, the poems of Al-Fardawsi, Omar El-Khiam, Ikbal and the like. Moreover, the music that elevates the spirit and sublimates it such as the music of Chopin and Mozart is not prohibited. In general, we say that the classical music is not prohibited, as well as the music that soothes the nerves and elevates the soul and contains cultural elements that nourish the soul.

Q: Are there any impermissible musical instruments?

A: No, we do not say that there are impermissible musical instruments. Hence, if the instruments are accompanied with the permissible singing, they are permissible and if they are played with impermissible singing, they are impermissible.

Q: Some youths love songs, but they do not listen to them because they are prohibited; thus, they suffer from doing something against their will. What do you tell them?

A: We tell them that nowadays, we have some musical groups whose songs are broadcasted at “Al-Manar” television. These songs are not prohibited from a religious point of view. Moreover, the Iranian media broadcasts high-class songs and beautiful music. Hence, art, whether singing, acting, drawing or poetry aims at serving man. When art causes man spiritual or emotional behavioral damage, it will be dangerous. Otherwise, why are drugs prohibited all over the world? Are not they prohibited because of their negative effects? Accordingly, everything that has negative effects and whose disadvantages is more than its advantages is considered prohibited.

Q: Do you consider that all the songs which the media broadcasts nowadays have negative effects on the youth?

A: If we want to think about the results, we should think about how to differentiate between the negative effects and the positive effects. For example, if we examine the Western world, we realize that the freedom in these countries has no limits such as the freedom of nudeness. Every Western person does not see any problem in these issues. This is true, hence, according to their culture and traditions this is not prohibited because as to them, the negative attitudes do not constitute any problem in this respect. Nowadays, we can see the encroachment made by boys or girls, this type of encroachment may be practiced from a song here and a song there…

Q: This encroachment may also be practiced through poems since it is not done through singing exclusively…

A: This reality exists and certain people may not live its experience, but, these issues happen in the unreserved countries.

Q: But even in the conservative countries, the phenomenon of encroachment is being spread?

A: If a girl wears the veil (Hijab), this does not mean that her behavior is good. Hence, there is an outer reservation and a behavioral reservation. Not every veiled woman is considered Fatima Al-Zahraa (a.s.) or Virgin Mary (a.s.).

The woman’s voice is not a “Awra” (something that should be veiled having the same ruling as some parts of the body)?

Q: Returning to the issue of singing is the woman’s voice considered a “Awra” (something that should be veiled having the same ruling as some parts of the body). Accordingly, is it impermissible for her to sing in the presence of a man?

A: The woman’s voice is not a “Awra”. Therefore, it is permissible for a woman to sing in the presence of a man in case the song is in conformity of the aforementioned conditions. Thus, the songs should be sublime such as the way we recite the Holy Quran and the songs whose words hold sublime concepts or the songs whose melody does not arouse the instincts.

Q: I know that you do not like to mention details and names, but I would like to ask you a question only to clarify the idea. If the famous Lebanese singer Fayrouz, sings “Bhibbak ya lubnan” (I love you Lebanon), do you consider this song a prohibited one?

A: I am not talking about any song in particular, but I am drawing a general line. Thus, if the meanings elevate the spirit and the mind and do not leave a negative effect, they are not prohibited whether they are sung by a man or by a woman.

Q: Some rigorous scholars consider that what we say is a kind of deviation and a revolution against Islamic concepts?!

A: Some people oppose my opinion. However, I am not only the one who holds this opinion, but there are many religious authorities and pious scholars who consider that the problem of singing lies in the content of the song and not only in the melody.

Source : http://english.bayyn...ts/elaph_p2.htm

Oh, but wait, according to what you said, he (rah) is going to hell too, right?

So my opposing your post has become tantamount to 'belittling the Quran, ahadeeth of Ahlulbayt (as) & the scholars (Rah)' has it?

But don't worry that means Basim Kar'bala'i and others will be there too...

Everybody jump in the fire...

Was-Salaam

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I am not much into conspiracy theories and wearing tin foil hats but satan is clearly behind most of the music industry.....even classical music. No offense, but some of you should do a little bit of research about symbolism and rituals then open your eyes and ears when listening to or watching these songs being performed.

Why don't you look this up: The satanic cult behind the music industry

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we should stop listening to music of any kind

instead we could listen to the holy quran sharif and nauhey and latmiya

i wonder if the sounds of nature like birds chirping and other nature related sounds/music is allowed because they give a lot of relaxation to me

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we should stop listening to music of any kind

instead we could listen to the holy quran sharif and nauhey and latmiya

i wonder if the sounds of nature like birds chirping and other nature related sounds/music is allowed because they give a lot of relaxation to me

Yes that is not a problem.

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You did a great job - you brought the rullings of a man who has already been condemned by all the Ulamah - he is not even a scholar. Best of luck to you and all those who wish to disobey Ahlulbayt through your music.

No he hasn't.

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You did a great job - you brought the rullings of a man who has already been condemned by all the Ulamah - he is not even a scholar. Best of luck to you and all those who wish to disobey Ahlulbayt through your music.

Now "we" are so great, we pick and choose who is condemned and not,

yes in the opinion of one Al-Mufeed at shiachat "he is not even a scholar."

yes, the non-scholar himself becomes the voice of AhlulBayt (as)

Let me tell you; if Ayatullah Muhammad Hussain FadhlAllah (Rah) is going to hell,

Such a man whom even Nasrullah (Rah) called "a father" and a "pure soul."

With all the good works that he has done- more than many of his detractors, if that is his station;

Then I don't stand a rats chance of seeing jannah.

I might as well start drinking boiling water in preparation.

Maybe some of those from Hizbullah and Al-Manar will keep me company,

and others mentioned earlier.

Perchance you'll be smiling at me from your villa-window in jannah,

don't forget to say "I told you so."

Was-Salaam

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The thing is: he talks about "haram" music.

i think everyone here in SC is aware of that(i.e. "haram" music)

question is: what is haram music? what is music? how can it defined?

it's a clear rhythm and follow of beats/sounds. it's about accoustics. i think, a scientific research is needed(if there exists any halal music at all). western society claims that (halal or classic) music can relax. but this can also be misinterpreted and is not proven.

second thing is: singing. when does something become singing? is it the sound of the voice or void talking? or both?

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The thing is: he talks about "haram" music.

i think everyone here in SC is aware of that(i.e. "haram" music)

question is: what is haram music? what is music? how can it defined?

it's a clear rhythm and follow of beats/sounds. it's about accoustics. i think, a scientific research is needed(if there exists any halal music at all). western society claims that (halal or classic) music can relax. but this can also be misinterpreted and is not proven.

second thing is: singing. when does something become singing? is it the sound of the voice or void talking? or both?

Clearly people are not aware of "haram music" because people link to it ALL the time on this site.

Note I am going to post the fatawah of the most commonly followed scholars by people frequented by this forum:

Rullings from Ayatullah Syed Ali Hussaini Seestani:

5. Music

Q166: What is the limit separating lawful from unlawful music? If the criterion is its being labeled "entertainment or amusement," then this is not clear according to convention because there are differences of opinion on that.

A: The separating limit is its being of suitable quality for the gatherings of amusement and of immorality. (MMS, p. 28, Q53)

Q167: Also, regarding musical tunes, what is the criterion for their prohibition? Is the criterion their actual use in songs by people of immorality or is it enough for them to be suitable for such purposes? Is there any difference in situation if they are used during the commemoration of (Imam) Husayn or Islamic songs, for example, etc.?

A: The rule also is their being suitable for gatherings (of amusement and of immorality) and their prohibition is absolutely not lifted by using them during the commemoration or otherwise, based on precaution. (MMS, p. 28, Q54)

Q168: What is the ruling on so-called music in present customary usage?

A: It is of two kinds. One of them suits the places of amusement and entertainment and thus listening to it is prohibited. The other one is other than this and therefore is not prohibited. (FM, p. 437)

Q169: Some types of music are broadcast before the recitation of the noble Qur'an or the adhan, before the religious program begins or during. Is it permissible to listen to it?

A: The great majority of them are of the second type and thus are lawful. (FM, p. 437)

Q170: Musical interludes and music that precedes announcement of the news.

A: The same applies. (same answer as Q169) (FM, p. 438)

Q171: Some types of watches, in addition to specifying the time, have musical pieces for the pleasure of the owner whenever he wishes (to hear them). Is it permissible to buy and sell them (watches), or even to listen to their music?

A: It is permissible. (FM, p. 438)

Q172: Is it permissible to listen to religious songs?

Follow up: You mean religious phrases that are composed with musical tunes that are common amongst the people of amusement and entertainment?

Response: Yes.

A: It is prohibited to listen to them. The same ruling applies to all phrases that are not for pleasure and amusement -- such as supplication or dhikr -- but composed with these musical tunes. (FM, p. 437)

Q173: Classical music is believed to soothe excited nerves, and is also prescribed at times for treatment of some psychological ailments. Is it permissible for me to listen to it?

A: Yes, it is permissible to listen to music which is not suited for the gatherings of amusement and entertainment. (FM, p. 438)

Q174: Music with pictures that is associated with television films, popular serial programs, the aim of which is to raise the degree of excitement of the viewers in accordance with the atmosphere of the film. For example, if the exhibited scene is frightening, then this music helps in prompting fear and its effect on the viewers.

A: The great majority of them are of the lawful type. (FM, p. 438)

Q175: . . . emotional and national poetry that are at times accompanied by music.

A: The same criterion as was previously mentioned (in Q168). (FM, p. 438)

Q176: The buying and selling of flutes, musical recordings and the like, from among the instruments of pleasure and amusement, is prohibited. However, there are instruments made for children's amusement. Is it permissible to buy and sell them?

A: It is permissible as long as they are not classified among the instruments of forbidden pleasure and amusement. (FM, p. 411)

Q177: Is it permissible for a Muslim to send his son to one of the musical institutes to study music as a profession under the condition that he will not use his profession for forbidden things?

A: There is no objection to studying lawful music in itself, but in sending children to musical institutes one should ensure that it does not negatively affect them in their religious upbringing. God knows best. (MMS, p. 17, Q19)

Rullings from Ayatullah Syed Ali Khamenie:

Music and Ghinā’

Q1121: What are the criteria by which one can distinguish ḥalāl from ḥarām music? Is classical music ḥalāl?

A: Any music which is lahwī and mutrib in the common view — i.e., suitable for gatherings of merry making — is ḥarām whether it is classic or not. To distinguish the subject of a ruling depends on the view of the mukallaf as a part of common people. There is no objection to other kinds of music in itself.

Q1122: What is the ruling on the issue of listening to cassettes sanctioned by the organization of Islamic propagation or other Islamic institutions? What is the ruling on the matter of using musical instruments, such as a violin, or flute?

A: The permissibility of listening to a cassette depends on mukallaf’s view. If he maintains that it does not contain ghinā’, lahwī music — which is suitable for merrymaking gatherings — or untrue speech, then there is no objection to listening to it. Therefore, its sanction by the Islamic propagation organization or any other Islamic institute does not serve by itself as a shar‘ī proof of being permissible. It is not allowed to use musical instruments to produce lahwī mutrib music which is suitable for gatherings of lahw and sinful acts. However, it is ḥalāl to use them for rational purposes. To distinguish the instances rests with the mukallaf.

Q1123.What is meant by lahwī mutrib music? And how best can one recognize it?

A: Mutrib lahwī music is that which due to its characteristics keeps human beings away from Allah, the Sublime, and away from moral merits and drives them towards sinful acts and carelessness. Its recognition rests with the common people.

Q1124: Do such things as the personality of the musician, the place where music is conducted, and the aims of the music have any say in the ruling in the matter of music?

A: The ḥarām type of music is that suitable for dissolute gatherings of sin. However, the personality of the musician, the vocalized words accompanying the music, the venue, and all other circumstances may contribute to place it in the category of ḥarām, lahwī, mutrib music, or another ḥarām category, e.g., if the music, due to the mentioned things, leads to certain corruption.

Q1125: Is mutrib and lahwī nature of a particular type of music the only criterion for judging that it is ḥarām or should one considers the element of excitement also? If it causes the listener to feel sadness and eventually make him cry, what is the ruling then? And what about listening to love poems that are vocalized to the accompaniment of music?

A: The criterion is to observe how the music is being played in all its characteristics and whether or not it is enrapturing and appropriate to the gatherings of pleasure and sin. Any music categorized due to its nature as lahwī is ḥarām, irrespective of whether it contains the element of excitement or not. Whether it engenders in the listener a state of melancholy and crying is also immaterial.

Should reciting love poems to the accompaniment of music take the form of ghinā’, which is suitable for gatherings of lahw, it is ḥarām to sing, or to listen to them.

Q1126: How do you define ghinā’? Is it just the human voice or does it cover the sound of musical instruments?

A: Ghinā’ is the voice of the human being, which is produced in a rise and fall pattern to create the effect of rapture that is suitable for the gatherings of merry making and sin. It is ḥarām to engage in this type of singing; as well as to listen to it.

Q1127: Is it permissible for women to rap on things, other than musical instruments, such as kitchen utensils, in wedding parties? And what is the ruling if the sound is heard outside by men?

A: Such [rapping] should be judged by the way it is conducted, i.e., if it is of what people used to do in traditional wedding parties, is not considered lahw, and no bad effect follow it as a consequence, there is no problem in doing so.

Q1128: What is the ruling in the matter of women using the tambourine in wedding parties?

A: To use musical instruments to play lahwī mutrib tunes is not permissible. However, the permissibility of singing in wedding parties exclusive to women is not remote.

Q1129: Is it permissible to listen to ghinā’ at home? And what is the ruling if one does not get affected by such songs?

A: Listening to ghinā’ is absolutely ḥarām, be it at one’s home alone or in the presence of others, even if one does not get aroused.

Q1130: Some youth, who recently became mature, follow in taqlīd some mujtahids who are of the opinion that music is absolutely ḥarām, even if it is broadcast from the official radio and television of the Islamic state.

What is the ruling in this matter? Is sanctioning, by the Jurist Leader, of certain ḥalāl types of music enough by itself, as a government ruling, to override the fatwā of the other mujtahids who espouse a different view? Or should those youth follow the fatwā of their respective marji‘s?

A: Passing a fatwā in favor of, or against, listening to music is not a hukm — governmental ruling — rather a shar‘ī jurisprudential one. It is the duty, therefore, of every mukallaf to adhere to the fatwā of his/her marji`. However, should the music not be of the type suitable for dissolute gatherings of sin, and leading to bad consequences, there is no evidence for making it ḥarām.

Q1131: What is the definition of music and ghinā’?

A: Ghinā’ involves the rise and fall of the voice in a way that suits the gatherings of lahw. It is a sinful act, which is ḥarām for both the singer and the listener.

As for music, it is to play musical instruments. If it is done in a way common in gatherings of lahw and sin, it is ḥarām for both the musician and the listener. Otherwise, it is permissible in itself and there is no objection to it.

Q1132: I work for an employer who made a habit of listening to ghinā’ played from a cassette recorder. I find myself listening to what is being played, although unwillingly. Is it permissible for me to do so?

A: Should the cassettes contain ghinā’ or lahwī music which suites gatherings of lahw and sin, it is not permissible to listen to them. However, if you are forced to attend such a place, there is no harm in your going and working there provided that you do not listen to the ghinā’, albeit the sound reaches you and you hear it.

Q1133: What is the ruling in the matter of music that is broadcast from the radio and television of the Islamic Republic? And is there any truth in what has been circulated that the late Imam Khomeini (may his soul rest in peace) ruled that music in general is ḥalāl?

A: Attributing the ruling of absolute permissibility of music to the late great leader Imam Khomeini (q.) is baseless and a fabricated lie. He was of the opinion that lahwī mutrib music, which is suitable for the gatherings of lahw and sin is ḥarām, which is the case according to our standpoint as well. However, the difference of opinion stems from varying identification of rulings’ subject matter which rests with mukallafs.

For example, the musician may disagree with the listener’s point of view. In this case, what the mukallaf regards as lahw and suitable for gatherings of sin is ḥarām for him to listen to. As for the sounds which fall in a grey area, the ruling in their regard is that it is permissible to listen to them. The mere broad-casting [songs and music] by the radio and television is not legitimate evidence that it is ḥalāl and permissible.

Q1134: From time to time radio and television broadcast music that, I think, is suitable for gatherings of lahw and sin. Is it incumbent on me not to listen to such music and should I prevent other people from listening to it?

A: If you are convinced that it is a mutrib, lahwī type of music suitable for lahw gatherings, you are not allowed to listen to it. As for preventing other people from listening to it, by way of forbidding that which is the evil, this depends on their view, i.e., if they consider it a ḥarām type of music as well.

Q1135: What is the ruling in the matter of listening to Western lahwī songs and music and working as a distributing agent for such products?

A: It is ḥarām to listen to or play music or songs that are mutrib, lahwī, and suitable for gatherings of lahw and falsehood, regardless of the language it is composed in or the country of origin. Accordingly, it is not permissible to buy, sell, or distribute such cassettes, should they contain the ḥarām type of music and singing. By the same token, it is not permissible to listen to them.

Q1136: What is the ruling in the matter of men or women singing in the way of ghinā’ on radio or cassettes, and irrespective of whether or not such singing was done to the accompaniment of music?

A: Ghinā’ is absolutely ḥarām. Thus, it is neither permissible to sing ghinā’ nor to listen to it, regardless of whether the singer is a man or a woman. Whether singing is broadcast live, or to listen to its cassettes, and whether it is accompanied by tunes from musical instruments or not, does not change the ruling in any way.

Q1137: What is the ruling in the matter of playing music to serve sensible lawful aims in a holy place like a masjid?

A: It is not at all permissible to play mutrib lahwī music that is suitable for the gatherings of lahw and sin, even in venues outside the masjid and for a sensible lawful reason. However, there is no objection to revolutionary martial chanting to the accompaniment of musical tunes in holy places on the occasions which warrant that provided that it does not go against the sanctity of the place or pose any nuisance to the worshippers and praying persons in such places as masjids.

Q1138: Is it permissible to learn to play music, especially a dulcimer? What is the ruling on encouraging other people to do so?

A: There is no objection to using musical instruments to play non-lahwī tunes if it is for revolutionary or religious chanting or carrying out useful cultural and other programs aiming a rational and ḥalāl purposes provided that no other bad consequences may result. Also, learning and teaching playing music for the above mentioned causes are no problem.

Q1139: What is the ruling in the matter of listening to a woman reciting poetry and other material with rise and fall of her voice to the accompaniment of music, regardless of whom the audiences are, i.e., men or women, old or young? And what is the view if the woman is one’s maḥram?

A: If the vocalization does not amount to ghinā’, listening to it is not driven by lust, and it does not lead to a bad consequence, there is no problem in it whatsoever.

Q1140: Is traditional national Iranian music ḥarām?

A: Should it, according to the common view, be judged as a lahwī form of music that is suitable for the gatherings of lahw and sin, it is absolutely ḥarām, regardless of the nationality of music, i.e., whether Iranian or otherwise, traditional or otherwise.

Q1141: Some Arabic broadcasting stations air musical tunes. Is it permissible to listen to such tunes for the love of the Arabic language?

A: Listening to lahwī music that is suitable for the gatherings of lahw and sin is absolutely ḥarām. Yearning to listening to the Arabic language per se is not a shar‘ī justification for such an act.

Q1142: Is it permissible to recite poems which are being sung but without the music?

A: Ghinā’ is ḥarām, even if it is not carried out to the accompaniment of music. What is meant by ghinā’ is that type of vocalizing with rise and fall which is suitable for dissolute gatherings of sin. As for reciting poetry in itself, there is no problem in it.

Q1143: What is the ruling in the matter of buying and selling musical instruments? And what are the limits of their use?

A: There is no problem in buying and selling musical instruments that serve dual purposes, intending to use them in playing non-lahwī tunes.

Q1144: Is it permissible to recite the Holy Qur’an, supplication, and adhān, in a ghinā’-like manner?

A: Ghinā’ — i.e., a voice accompanied by a rise and fall, and rapture, which is suitable for gatherings of lahw and sin — is absolutely ḥarām, even if it is used in reciting supplications, the Holy Qur′an, adhān , elegies, etc.

Q1145: Nowadays, music is used to treat a host of psychological diseases, such as depression, anxiety and sexual problems of females. What is the ruling in this matter?

A: Should sincere medical opinion be supportive of this, in that treating an illness depends solely on it, there is no problem in that provided it is in keeping with the requirements of the treatment.

Q1146: If listening to ghinā’ stimulates man’s sexual desire for his wife, what is the view on that?

A: Increasing husband’s libido per se is not a lawful excuse for listening to ghinā’.

Q1147: What is the ruling in the matter of a woman singing in a concert with a women orchestra in the presence of an all-women audience?

A: In itself, there is no problem in it provided that singing should not be done with an enrapturing rise and fall of voice (ghinā’) and that music accompanying it is not of the lahwī, ḥarām type.

Q1148: If the criterion for ruling that a music is ḥarām is its being lahwī and suitable for gatherings of lahw and sin, what is the ruling in the matter of tunes and chanting which may cause some people to move their body with joy, even the non-discriminating child? Is it permissible to listen to vulgar cassettes in which women sing in the form of ghinā’ if it is not enrapturing? And what should passengers, who use public buses whose drivers play such cassettes, do?

A: With due consideration to the status of the musician or the singer during playing music or singing, the content, and the nature of music or song, any lahwī type of music or vocalization with a rise and fall in voice that is suitable for the gatherings of lahw and sin is ḥarām, even if it does not lead to rapture in the listener.

The users of vehicles and buses must not listen attentively to what is being played of lahwī music and ghinā’ songs; they should also practice forbidding the evil.

Q1149: Is it permissible for a man to listen to a non-maḥram woman’s ghinā’ in order to enjoy being with his wife? Also, is it permissible for the wife to sing ghinā’ for her husband and vice versa? Is there any truth in what is said that the Divine Legislator made ghinā’ ḥarām because it is intrinsically tied in with the gatherings of lahw and la‘ib and that such a prohibition made because such gatherings are themselves ḥarām and it is ranked in the league of making ḥarām the trading in, and manufacturing of, statues which one cannot contemplate a plausible benefit from other than worshipping them? Accordingly, can one assume that the absence, in this day and age, of the cause for ruling it ḥarām would necessarily render it redundant?

A: It is absolutely ḥarām to listen to ghinā’ which is characterized by rising and falling voice in a way that is enrapturing and suitable for gatherings of lahw and sin, even if it is done by wife or husband for the other. The purpose of enjoying being with one’s wife per se is not a justifiable reason to make listening to ghinā’ permissible.

However, prohibition of ghinā’, making sculpture, and the like has been proven by way of being bound to Sharī′ah law and it stands on firm ground in Shi′ah jurisprudence. Thus, it is not contingent on imaginative reasons and psychological and social factors. Rather, as long as the word “ghinā’,” ”sculpture,” or the like is applied to a case it is ruled to be absolutely ḥarām and should be avoided.

Q1150: As a requirement of the curriculum of a major subject, students of the college of education have to take music classes whereby they are introduced to an outline of the subject of revolutionary music and chants. This includes classes in musical notations and playing the organ. What is our duty in respect with buying and using such a musical instrument? And what is the view on learning this subject as part of the compulsory program? What is the obligation of female students who are required to practice before the opposite sex?

A: In itself, there is no problem in using the musical instruments for composing revolutionary recitals, making religious programs, and holding useful cultural and educational activities, nor is there any harm in buying and selling these instruments for these stated purposes. Also, there is no objection to teaching and learning it for such aims, nor is there any objection to female students attending such classes provided that they uphold the obligatory ḥijāb and other Islamic regulations.

Q1151: On the face of it, some songs give the impression that they are revolutionary, and the common view suggests that as well. However, one cannot tell whether the singer is really aiming at instilling revolutionary values or entertaining the audience. What is the view on listening to this type of songs, especially if the singer is not a Muslim, yet his songs are national and contain words which denounce occupation and encourage resistance?

A: If the listener maintains that as per common view they are not lahwī and enrapturing, there is no problem in listening to the songs. Thus, neither the intention of the singer nor the content have anything to do with this ruling.

Q1152: A person works as a trainer and an international referee in some kind of sport. His work could require his presence in clubs where ḥarām kind of music and singing are played. Is it permissible for him to carry on with this work, especially, if it provides him with some income where jobs are hard to come by?

A: There is no harm in this person’s work, albeit it is ḥarām for him to listen to ghinā’ and lahwī music. In circumstances where he is compelled to enter places where the ḥarām type of singing and music are taking place, he is allowed to do so provided he avoids listening to them. There is, though, no problem in hearing such singing and music involuntarily.

Q1153: Is listening to music alone ḥarām, or is hearing also ḥarām?

A: The ruling on hearing lahwī and enrapturing singing and music is not the same as that of listening to them except in certain situations when, according to the common view, hearing amounts to listening.

Q1154: Is it permissible to recite Qur’anic ayahs while playing music using instruments other than those usually suitable for gatherings of lahw and la‘ib?

A: There is no objection to reciting Qur’an in a beautiful and melodious voice commensurate to the greatness of the Holy Qur′an; it is, indeed, preferable so long as it does not amount to unlawful singing. However, playing music, while the recitation is in progress, has no shar‘ī justification.

Q1155: What is the view on beating on drum in birthday parties and similar occasions?

A: The use of musical instruments in a lahwī, enrapturing manner that is suitable for gatherings of lahw and sin is absolutely ḥarām.

Q1156: What is the ruling in the matter of musical instruments used by groups of chanting composed of school students overseen by the department of education and culture?

A: Musical instruments which, according to the common view, are of dual — ḥalāl and ḥarām — purpose, can be used in a non-lahwī manner for lawful purposes. Instruments, which the common view regards as special to the production of lahwī music, are not permissible to use.

Q1157: Is it permissible to: (a) work in manufacturing the dulcimer, a musical instrument, in order to make a living; ( B) to teach Iranian classic music in order to revive and promote it?

A: There is no harm in the use of musical instruments to play tunes for revolutionary chanting, national anthems, or any other ḥalāl and useful pursuit provided it does not entail rapture and lahw suitable for the gatherings of lahw and sin. Also, in itself, there is no problem in manufacturing musical instruments or teaching and learning music for the aforementioned purposes.

Q1158: Which instruments are considered as lahw and therefore not permissible to use at all?

A: Instruments used mainly for lahw and la‘ib and have no ḥalāl benefit, are regarded as lahw instruments.

Q1159: Is it permissible to charge money for making copies of cassettes that contain ḥarām material?

A: It is ḥarām to copy any audiocassette listening to which is considered ḥarām, or to charge for that service.

Rulings of Ayatullah Syed Muhammad and Ayatullah Sayed Sadiq Shirazi:

Question: Is music Halaal or Haraam in Islam?

Is music Halaal or Haraam in Islam? Or is there any particular category of music that can be classified as Halaal?

Answer

According to the clear hadith from the infallible Imams (as), Music is Haraam.

On this basis, the Fatwa (decree) of Ayatollah Imam Muhammad Shirazi is that Music is Haraam. This includes listening to music, playing musical instruments, and buying or selling such instruments.

Any kind of music, which would be in the category of being "moving" music, is Haraam. Furthermore, the music that could be categorised as "not moving", but played by the same or similar instruments, is also Haraam. In short, music is Haraam whether or not it could be categorised as "moving".

Along the same line, the "music of the human voice", i.e. singing, even without the playing of musical instruments, is also Haraam. This is so, to the extent that even if the Qur'an is recited in a "singing" manner, this action is regarded as Haraam.

Needles to say, in Islam one is encouraged, according to many hadith, to recite the Qur'an in the "best manner" to the extent that the listener would be touched by it, and that listening to this recitation would create humility in one's heart before Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì. But this is different from when one is "singing" the Qur'an.

It may be asked, "How do we differentiate between the singing of the Qur'an and the recitation or TILAWAH of the Qur'an?" The answer is this is determined by the 'URF which is the "common definition amongst the public" or the "general consensus". If the recitation of the Qur'an is seen as "recitation" and "TILAWAH" then it is Halaal, and if it is seen and regarded as "singing", then that singing of the Qur'an is Haraam.

Some may call the sound of sea waves, waterfall, willowing wind, etc. to be music. If this is the case then this kind of "music" is Halaal! Provided that it is not accompanied by the conventional singing or the playing of conventional musical instrument(s).

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I want to ask you about Music in Shari'ah

1) What type of listening music is allowed in Islam?

2) Can children be allowed music in school, I mean music used in rhymes, poems in school learning, is that allowed?

3) What about the music used during war times and the National Anthem?

4) What about listening to a form of music called Qawwali in sub-continent?

5) Can I listen to music alone or with my husband?

6) Is music without vocal allowed like classical music listening at home?

7) Can we sing song in marriages without music is that allowed with daf or drum?

Awaiting your responses.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Answer

Bismillah al-Rahmaan al-Raheem

In general listening to any kind of musical notes, which are produced using any kind of musical instruments is Haraam. Also lyrical singing using the human vocals is also Haraam.

Therefore the answers to your questions are given consecutively as follows:

  1. All types of music are Haraam in Islam.
  2. It is Haraam to allow children to listen to music in school. To use rhymes in school learning is allowed but WITHOUT music.
  3. If the music during war times is produced using the musical instruments, then it is not allowed. The music of the National Anthem is also Haraam.
  4. Qawwali music is also not allowed.
  5. Listening to music is Haraam, whether you are alone, or with your husband.
  6. Classical music is also Haraam.
  7. If the lyrics sang are commonly known as songs, for example they are sang by singing stars, then it is Haraam to do so. However traditionally there are poems, lyrics or NASHEED, as referred to in Arabic, which are not commonly regarded as songs, and have normally been recited on wedding occasions are allowed to be recited in weddings.

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My niece is going to get married soon and her husband's family want to have music and songs in the wedding ceremony. Can I go just to sit with my niece or it's haram. Thank you.

Answer

It is Haraam for you to go and sit with your niece in the wedding ceremony knowing that music will be played.

In fact, it may even be your religious duty before Allah to practice "Nah-y An-el-Munkar" – which means to forbid evil - by reminding the future in-laws of your niece of the Haraam nature of music, and they should therefore refrain from allowing music to be played during the wedding ceremony. If they persist on doing so, you could arrange with them that music be stopped for a period of time - say half an hour - so that you, and others like you, could participate in the wedding ceremony for that period and then leave.

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What is Islam's perspective on music over all? One of the Muslim brothers here said music is totally forbidden in Islam. We listen to audiocassettes that family members send us from Iran , for instance, the late works of Mr. Esfahani who sang about Ashura with music. We told the brother about it and he said because the cassettes come from Iran does not make it ok. It is haram. Considering the situation here where American wild music is pouring down on us from everywhere we go, how wrong are we to listen to a poem about Hazrat Ali Asqar (as) that Mr. Esfahani sang (with music)

Answer

According to the teachings of Islam Music is Haraam. Regardless of which country it comes from, and despite it being accompanied with Ashura or Ali Asqar song, it is still Haraam.

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I was wondering about music. A brother of mine once told me that it is ok to listen to romantic music if you are alone with your wife. I am not currently married but am wondering what is the answer to that? I have read that music is Haraam but this brother of mine insists that if it is to please your wife (and you are home with her and alone) you may listen to romantic music to make her feel how much you love her. Please kindly provide me with guidance InSha'Allah.

Answer

It is HARAAM to listen to romantic music, or any music for that matter. Whether you are with your wife or otherwise, it is haraam to listen to music under any circumstances. There is some discussion on music in the Q & A section of our website which should also be of interest to you, and your friend! webmaster@shirazi.org.uk

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And for scientific and analytic approaches to the issue of music, you can read this book here:

http://www.al-islam.org/music-and-its-effects-a-h-sheriff/

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You did a great job - you brought the rullings of a man who has already been condemned by all the Ulamah - he is not even a scholar. Best of luck to you and all those who wish to disobey Ahlulbayt through your music.

Hey watch it I understand your a mod and all but know your place in this world. I followed him, and once you reach his level start talking.

sorry if I offended anyone

Salam

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You did a great job - you brought the rullings of a man who has already been condemned by all the Ulamah - he is not even a scholar. Best of luck to you and all those who wish to disobey Ahlulbayt through your music.

Is that mean All of the following persons are not Ulamah :

(1) Ayatollah Ulozma Makarim Al Shirazi (his statement after sayyid fadlullah died - You can see that he called him "Ayatollah" that means he is scholar "Mojtahid") .

(2) Ayatollah Ulozma Montazari who asked about sayyid Fadlullah then said that fadllulah is scholar "mojtahid" and he's one of Islam servers .

(3) Ayatollah Ulozma Sayyid Ali Khamene'i (his statement after sayyid fadlullah died) .

(4) Ayatollah Ulozma Sane'i (his statement after sayyid fadlullah died - You can see that he called him "Ayatollah AL Uzma" and he said that the death of sayyid fadlullah like a crack in Islam) .

I have more but that's enough ..

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