Why is Music is Haram by Mufti Menk Q&A



Categories: Islam, Music

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  1. He condemned a particular genre of modern popular music, but failed to address the question which was about music in general.

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  2. The question was asked by the young chap, so he condemns the music which young guys listen to these days. That’s all young generation need to know for now, I think!

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  3. I wonder if he wants to address the young muslim girls featuring in the Spice Girls spoof music video?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/pretty-perfect-spice-girls-wannabe-video-remix-article-1.2700935

    Then again, every muslim reading this shouldn’t even know who the spice girls are, right, music being haram and what not.

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    • This is irrelevant. I refer to the formal congregational worship of God in mosques (and elsewhere) – the Salat. This has remained unchanged and uncorrupted by music since the time of the Prophet.
      Christian services in contrast have introduced practices that would have horrified Christians of the first thousand years or more.
      Have you read Calvin’s devastating critique of music in Christian services? You would do well to heed his wisdom.

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    • Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre, praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals. (Psalm 150:3-5)

      Muhammad taught things contrary to the former prophets ergo he should be rejected.

      P.s you secretly listen to the spice girls, don’t you?

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    • I guess you are running scared to know why all the early fathers and Calvin and other Reformers utterly rejected musical instruments in worship.

      What are you afraid of?

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    • You assume I don’t know? Tsk tsk.

      You willing to discuss why muhammad taught things contrary to the Zabur and David?

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    • Paulas get your facts straight mate!

      The view that Dawood (peace be upon him) used to seek forgiveness by playing the flute is a view for which there is no basis, rather what is meant by the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari , “You have been given a beautiful voice (mizmaar, lit. flute) like the beautiful voices of the family of Dawood” (narrated by al-Bukhaari (5048) and Muslim (793) is that he had a beautiful voice, and the beauty of his voice was likened to the sound of the flute.

      Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Sharh Muslim: The words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) concerning Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari – “he has been given a beautiful voice (mizmaar) like the beautiful voices of the family of Dawood” – The scholars said: What is meant by mizmaar (lit. flute) here is a beautiful voice.

      The original meaning of the word zamr is singing, and phrase “the family of Dawood” refers to Dawood himself. The phrase “the family of So and so” may apply to the person himself. Dawood (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had a very beautiful voice. End quote.

      Al-‘Iraaqi said in Tarh al-Tathreeb (3/104): What it meant by mizmaar here is a beautiful voice. The original meaning is the instrument that is blown into (wind instrument). The beauty and sweetness of his voice is likened to the sound of the flute. … He had an extremely beautiful voice in recitation. End quote.

      Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said in Fath al-Baari: What is meant by mizmaar is a beautiful voice. The basic meaning is the instrument and the word is used of the voice as a simile. End quote.

      This is like when Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) described singing as the flutes or musical instruments of the Shaytaan, as al-Bukhaari (3931) and Muslim (892) narrated from ‘Aa’ishah that Abu Bakr entered upon her when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was with her on the day of (Eid) al-Fitr or Adha, and there were two young girls singing lines of poetry that were said by the Ansaar on the day of Bu’aath. Abu Bakr said: Flutes of the Shaytaan! The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Let them be, O Abu Bakr, for every people has its Eid and our Eid is this day.”

      The two young girls did not have a flute or musical instrument with them, but he (may Allaah be pleased with him) called singing the flute of the shaytaan, likening it to that because he found it displeasing.

      Also here for your consideration Paulas:

      https://islamqa.info/en/5000

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  4. lol you are evasive. Have you read Calvin’s arguments or not?

    If so where did he misunderstand the Bible?

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    • I love what Luther says- it demolishes your nonsense about the church and reiterates why the novel inventions of Muhammad are contrary to the former prophets and revelations.

      I, Doctor Martin Luther, wish all lovers of the unshackled art of music grace and peace from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ! I truly desire that all Christians would love and regard as worthy the lovely gift of music, which is a precious, worthy, and costly treasure given to mankind by God. The riches of music are so excellent and so precious that words fail me whenever I attempt to discuss and describe them…. In summa, next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. It controls our thoughts, minds, hearts, and spirits…. Our dear fathers and prophets did not desire without reason that music be always used in the churches. Hence, we have so many songs and psalms.

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    • LOL talk about avoiding the question! Have you read Calvin’s devastating critique of Music?

      Yes or no dude

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