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How Many Of You Actually Dont Listen To Music?

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Salam! 

 

 

   So how many of you DONT listen to music? I recently stopped for good- I swore on the Quran that I will never listen to music ever again, so I can actually stop. I always use to say I will stop, but then one day later I will listen to a song again- so putting my hand on the Quran and actually saying that Im going to stop for good will help. But Can I please have Proof of why its haram?? 

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So, since I swore on the quran I can't listen to music, does that mean I cant listen to music at ALL? Because there is one lebanese singer names fayrouz, I dont find her music haram at all- very old music. Ummm, HELP! lol

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LOL you wont get tol many honest responses on here! I listen to music but not during ramadhan or muharram. If im listening to the radio and something that i consider vulgar comes on i will also turn that off.

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I don't think anyone will admit that in here. LOL

 

I do, and I absolutely love it.

 

I listen mostly to classical and folk, from the Subcontinent - Urdu ghazal in particular, and qawwali, Sufi devotional music, and even sometimes Punjabi Sikh devotional music with its rhythm and improvised intonations. Eclectic, brilliant stuff.

Define "music".

My favorite music includes the laugher of children, singing of wildlife, murmuring of a flowing river, gushing of the tides....

 

I'm sure the OP didn't mean poetic music :P

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Right now I'm listening to some Appalachian folk music. When this album finishes I might listen to some Classical Spanish guitar. Though I'm not above indulging in some clean fluffy pop music or classic rock once in a while, I don't find much on the radio to my taste.

LOL you wont get tol many honest responses on here! I listen to music but not during ramadhan or muharram. If im listening to the radio and something that i consider vulgar comes on i will also turn that off.

Yes, this. As I understand it, not all music is forbidden, thus my point about defining music.

My absolute favorite music is my baby girl singing. You know they do that naturally, and dance too.

So, since I swore on the quran I can't listen to music, does that mean I cant listen to music at ALL? Because there is one lebanese singer names fayrouz, I dont find her music haram at all- very old music. Ummm, HELP! lol

Allah won't hold you to an oath made by mistake or without thought.

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So, since I swore on the quran I can't listen to music, does that mean I cant listen to music at ALL? Because there is one lebanese singer names fayrouz, I dont find her music haram at all- very old music. Ummm, HELP! lol

 

Yeah, you swore, and that too on the quran, major mistake, you can't ever listen to music now.

 

As for me personally, I don't purposely restrict myself from music, but at the same time I am not all that drawn to it, so I only indulge myself once in a while.  In my car I am always listening to lunatics on local talk radio which is where I would typically listen to tunes.

Edited by King

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I used to listen to whatever was "cool" at my school but I realised what that type of music's purpose was cut down a lot. Later as my deen increased i totally stopped. So now all listen to is Latmiya and Nasheed and Quraan recitations.

My advice is what i heard from an Ammar NAkashwani lecture. It is that there is a difference in hearing and listening to music.

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I don't listen to music. And I don't miss it. Stop listening and win back some brain time.

 

We are all culturally indoctrinated to listen to music, but unlike sex there is nothing that compels us to do so biologically. 

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Salaam

With hidayat, there comes a natural dislike for not only sins but even things that waste time

Seek hidayat earnestly, and work towards it

Inshallah you'll not need to make much extreme efforts.

To OP

Your belief in visible is stronger than unseen

I hope you understand what I mean

Ma Salaam

Edited by insearchoflight

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I don't listen to music. And I don't miss it. Stop listening and win back some brain time.

 

We are all culturally indoctrinated to listen to music, but unlike sex there is nothing that compels us to do so biologically. 

 

Many times we see infants in the first year of their lives shaking their little heads and bums over some music tune they listen. My mother interprets it as the work of the devil who puts attraction to music even in the hearts of innocent infants. I interpret it as the natural order of things; that musical rhythm is ingrained in basic human makeup and even infants respond to the beauty of it without realising. It is also for the same reason that our otherwise normal and plain voices change into pleasant notes of singing (sur and taal, if you will) with a little effort. Hence the nauhas of muharram, the qasidas, the naats. Even the qir'at of the Quran is a form of singing.

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I don't listen to it anymore, I used to, but then I realized it is so pointless.

 

You feel happier and you emotions run wild while listening to it but after you stopped you get a head ache and you are always grumpy, much like a drug addict.

 

now to me its just a bunch of sounds, like bashing 2 pans together.

 

It makes you dumber too, stop listening and you will see the difference.

 

Like haji 2003 said, you don't need it biologically and its not 'fun'.

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Hmmm see I got some true responses. I also made a research on the net, music can negatively effect your nervous system. Something isnt haram for no reason :D 

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I don't listen to music at all.... gave up years ago......

 

 only ''hear" the  sound tracks and background music in the movies

 

Music is haram....it's one of the greater sins........

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I interpret it as the natural order of things; that musical rhythm is ingrained in basic human makeup and even infants respond to the beauty of it without realising. It is also for the same reason that our otherwise normal and plain voices change into pleasant notes of singing (sur and taal, if you will) with a little effort. Hence the nauhas of muharram, the qasidas, the naats. Even the qir'at of the Quran is a form of singing.

 

Precisely.

 

When exposed to music our bodies respond favourably to it. But IMHO there is no a priori impulse to consume it, the same applies to recreational drugs.

 

The OP was asking about the practicality of not listening and IMHO it's relatively easy.

 

As you shrewdly observe, for the believer who is inclined to appreciate the beauty in aspects of music such as rhythm, there is enough Islamic liturgical material.

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Not I. Stopped gradually a few years ago and I don't miss it. Though I don't feel totally bad if I HEAR some instrumental, low-fi, or calming music that doesn't make me want to dance (not sure if it's even haram). Unlike if I hear that annoying top 40 pop culture music it makes my soul feel like it's bleeding and dying :( 

 

Sometimes I watch musicals though. And listen to the songs on the movies.... don't know how I justify that in my head but just trying to be honest. Oh and I do sing to myself. Tried to stop singing but I find that next to impossible. It's just so natural to make your voice sound nice and makes you feel happy....

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According to many ahadith, we're only supposed to make oaths by God and if you break oath taken by God then you're required to fast for three consecutive days (according to Seyyid Sistani). Since you technically didn't take an oath by Allah, I'm not sure if the penance of fasting is wajib. You're better off just sticking it out, if possible and avoid risking it. 

 

From personal experience, its not worth it. When I first converted I was bit upset I had to drop music. After a few months, a friend of mine gave me an album and I knew of this music before I had converted. I knew it didn't contain any negative messages of any sought so i thought to myself: I'll give it a listen, it can't be that bad surely'. So I did just that and discovered I really liked this particular album. I wouldn't listen to other forms of music that I used to listen to but I began listening to this album a lot. One day when i was (attempting to :P) study in the library, I was listening to the album and I had this sudden realisation that ever since I began listening to music again, my awareness of God had drastically diminished. This troubled me greatly and I remember pulling the earphones out of my eyes that moment and I haven't gone back to listening to the album since. 

 

I switched to listening to the Qur'an and found this to be a much more beneficial alternative. I never had someone teach me how to read Quran but I learnt how to read using Tajweed just by constantly listening to the reciter reading whichever Surah it was and I'd eventually memorise it. I wasn't really a fan of nasheeds (most I had been exposed to earlier was just like music anyway) or Latmiyya and what not. Only recently have I taken an interest in poetry and enjoy listening to some of them. Try giving the above two options a go and see if it helps combat el musica ^_^

Ah yes, I actually experience the same thing. Music does pull one away from Allah, you think about the worldly desire- that's ones main focus when musics flows in ones ears.

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Salam! 

 

 

   So how many of you DONT listen to music? I recently stopped for good- I swore on the Quran that I will never listen to music ever again, so I can actually stop. I always use to say I will stop, but then one day later I will listen to a song again- so putting my hand on the Quran and actually saying that Im going to stop for good will help. But Can I please have Proof of why its haram?? 

 

 

Usually swearing on Quran for an indefinite period isn't such a good idea. Humans are weak and commit mistakes. A slightly better idea is to swear on Quran or Allah for a limited amount of time (initially a week or so) and then increase the amount of time as you progress. This way the transition would be somewhat smooth.

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So, since I swore on the quran I can't listen to music, does that mean I cant listen to music at ALL? Because there is one lebanese singer names fayrouz, I dont find her music haram at all- very old music. Ummm, HELP! lol

you shouldnt have made such a grand vow, because if you make a mistake its gonna have some severe consequence , and from your question indicates that you are struggling with it

Edited by herenow477

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Salam! 

 

Well as we are surrounded by Music in the Background of Supermarkets, Waitingrooms,TV shows and Films and lot´s of other areas throughout our daily lives I can´t say that I never hear any Music. What I can say for myself is that I never turn on a Musik Channel on TV  as I have deleted those right from the start. I personaly find it gisgusting watching half naked Men and Women making rather sexual movements than declaring it for dancing. As well as don´t listen to any Music by my own choice. I do have a Radio in my Car wich is either turned off or I have CD´s with Doa´s on in it. 

 

 

ws Salima

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Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do but to listen sometimes like in supermarkets, malls, even on the streets. That's why we need to live in a good environment where this stuff isn't found. All forms of music is strictly haram in Islam, and the hadiths of it's prohibition are many. I'm worried and feel dirty when I'm in a shop and there's music being played, because I know I'm supposed to leave the place.  :mellow:

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This troubled me greatly and I remember pulling the earphones out of my eyes that moment and I haven't gone back to listening to the album since. 

 

How did you pull the earphones out of your eyes,loool....

The only time I pulled my headphones out is when I see someone reading the quran or listening to it. I get this feeling, I cant describe it but it's more on the fear side...

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Usually I listen to Nusrat Fateh Ali khan's Qawwalis. For those who have no idea about 'Qawwali', it's a form of devotional music usually praising Allah, Prophet(s) and/or Imam Ali.

 

And then Nusrat fateh ali khan talks about being captivated by "gorgeous eyes" and getting drunk over something. xD

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