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    Do you Practice What You Preach??

    We all talk about how we should do this and that...but do YOU..actually practice what you are preaching??? Do you read namas 5 times a day?? Do you NOT listen to music?? Are you an honest individual??

    Alhamdulilah my prayers are regular. But I am ashamed to say that I do listen to music. When I was younger I wasn't interested in music, but now..I enjoy it.

    I've tried to cut down my music time by not spending much time in my bedroom with my cd player...Inshallah I'll cut music off totally.

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    "Labaik, Allahumma Labaik, Labaik La Sharika Laka Labaik, Innal Hamda Wa N'amata Laka Wal Mulk, La Sharika Lak." "Here I am at your service, O Allah, here I am. Here I am at your service and no partners do you have. Verily All Praise and All Bounty belong to you, and Yours alone is The Sovereignty. No partners do you have."
    22.1 . O mankind! Fear your Lord . Lo! the earthquake of the Hour ( of Doom ) is a tremendous thing .

    #2
    to be very honest my answer would be NO I dont practice what I preach, I know I am not right but well I believe that atleast you can tell people what is sahi or what is ghalat if YOU know the truth!
    ** Of all the things I've lost ~~ I miss my mind the most **

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      #3
      Originally posted by Hinna:

      But I am ashamed to say that I do listen to music. When I was younger I wasn't interested in music, but now..I enjoy it.

      I've tried to cut down my music time by not spending much time in my bedroom with my cd player...Inshallah I'll cut music off totally.
      Why are you "ashamed"? Music is not haram.

      You are causing yourself unnecessary grief. There is no need to.

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        #4
        "There will be those of my Ummah who will seek to make lawful: fornication, the wearing of silk, wine drinking and the use of musical instruments."(related by Imam Al-Bukhari in Fat-hul Baari, graded sahih)

        "The Messenger of Allah said, "A people of my ummah will drink wine, calling it by another name. Merriment will be made for them through the playing of musical instruments and the singing of lady singers. Allah will cleave the earth under them and turn others into apes and swine." (related by Imam Ibn Majah in Kitabul Fitan, also related by Al-Bayhaqi and Ibn Asakir, graded sahih)


        so now its very clear from the above hadiths that music is not allowed in Islam Mr. Partypooper!

        ** Of all the things I've lost ~~ I miss my mind the most **

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          #5
          Mindless

          Thanks for those hadith. I would like to explain my reservations to you regarding the nature of those hadith you kindly provided. But the directives you have provided are a small part of the huge literature condemning music and singing. But if you have time at all - and if only you are willing - then I would first like you to kindly take a look at this article which is the most detailed one that I can find which condemns music and singing in the light of Islam.

          If you have time, do tell me whether you agree with the conclusion of this article. I would like to also add my comments to yours once this is done

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          [This message has been edited by Mr Partypooper (edited June 17, 2001).]

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            #6
            Narrated Ayesha (RAA)
            "Abu Bakr came to my house while two small Ansari girls were singing beside me the stories of the Ansar concerning the Day of Buath. And they were not singers. Abu Bakr Protested. It happened on the 'Id day and Allah's Apostle said, "O Abu Bakr! Let them play! There is an 'Id for every nation and this is our 'Id."


            Narrated Abu Musa

            "That the Prophet said to him' "O Abu Musa! You have been given one of the musical wind-instruments of the family of David .'"

            The definition of sunnah goes: "Anything that the Prophet said, did, or approved of in his presence."
            The prophet did not object when the people of Medinah greeted him when he arrived in Medinah with singing.

            Another hadith says that the Prophet asked Ayesha to invite some singers and entertainers at the wedding of her relative as "the asnsars loved singing and entertainment"

            Of course, music with explicit lyrics and lewdity is Haram, but Music as a light entertainment with healthy content is not discouraged in Islam.


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              #7
              The issue of Music has been an issue of debate and disagreement between Muslim scholars. Some of them view it as Halal, other ones view it as Haram. We will give here the opinion of Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi: "Among the entertainments which may comfort the soul, please the heart, and refresh the ear is singing. Islam permits singing under the condition that it not be in any way obscene or harmful to Islamic morals. There is no harm in its being accompanied by music which is not exciting. In order to create an atmosphere of joy and happiness, singing is recommended on festive occasions such as the days of 'Eid, weddings and wedding feasts, births, 'aqiqat (the celebration of the birth of a baby by the slaughter of sheep), and on the return of a traveler. 'Aishah narrated that when a woman was married to an Ansari man, the Prophet (peace be on him) said, " 'Aishah, did they have any entertainment? The Ansar are fond of entertainment.'' (Reported by al-Bukhari.) Ibn 'Abbas said, " 'Aishah gave a girl relative of hers in marriage to a man of the Ansar. The Prophet (peace be on him) came and asked, 'Did you send a singer along with her?' 'No,' said 'Aishah. The Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) then said, The Ansar are a people who love poetry. You should have sent along someone who would sing, 'Here we come, to you we come, greet us as we greet you.' " (Reported by Ibn Majah.) 'Aishah narrated that during the days of Mina, on the day of 'Eid al-Adha, two girls were with her, singing and playing on a hand drum. The Prophet (peace be on him) was present, listening to them with his head under a shawl. Abu Bakr then entered and scolded the girls. The Prophet (peace be on him), uncovering his face, told him, "Let them be, Abu Bakr. These are the days of 'Eid." (Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim.) In his book, Ihya ulum al-deen, (In the quarter on "Habits", in the book Listening to Singing.), Imam al-Ghazzali mentions the ahadith about the singing girls, the Abyssinians playing with spears in the Prophet's Mosque, the Prophet's encouraging them by saying, "Carry on, O Bani Arfidah," his asking his wife, 'Aishah, "Would you like to watch?" and standing there with her until she herself became tired and went away, and 'Aishah's playing with dolls with her friends. He then says: All these ahadith are reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim in the two Sahihs, and they clearly prove that singing and playing are not haram. From them we may deduce the following: First: The permissibility of playing; the Abyssinians were in the habit of dancing and playing. Second: Doing this in the mosque. Third: The Prophet's saying, 'Carry on, O Bani Arfidah,' was a command and a request that they should play; then how can their play be considered haram? Fourth: The Prophet (peace be on him) prevented Abu Bakr and 'Umar from interrupting and scolding the players and singers. He told Abu Bakr that 'Eid was a joyous occasion and that singing was a means of enjoyment. Fifth: On both occasions he stayed for a long time with 'Aishah, letting her watch the show of the Abyssinians and listening with her to the singing of the girls. This proves that it is far better to be good-humored in pleasing women and children with games than to express such disapproval of such amusements out of a sense of harsh piety and asceticism. Sixth: The Prophet (peace be on him) himself encouraged 'Aishah by asking her, "Would you like to watch?" (Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim.) Seventh: The permissibility of singing and playing on the drum... and what follows, to the end of al-Ghazzali's discussion on singing. It is reported that many Companions of the Prophet (may Allah be pleased with them) as well as second generation Muslim scholars used to listen to singing and did not see anything wrong with it. As for the ahadith which have been reported against singing, they are all weak and have been shown by researchers to be unsound. The jurist Abu Bakr al-'Arabi says, "No sound hadith is available concerning the prohibition of singing," while Ibn Hazm says, "All that is reported on this subject is false and fabricated " However, since singing is in many cases associated with drinking parties and night clubs, many scholars have declared it to be haram or at least makruh. They state that singing constitutes that kind of idle talk which is mentioned in the ayah, And among the people is the one who buys idle talk (at the expense of his soul) in order to lead (people) astray from the path of Allah without knowledge, holding it in mockery; for such there will be a humiliating punishment. (31:6) Says Ibn Hazm: This verse condemns a particular behavior, that of doing something to mock the path of Allah. Anyone who does this is an unbeliever; if he even should buy a copy of the Qur'an, doing so in order to make it the object of his mockery and thereby leading people astray, he would be an unbeliever. It is this type of behavior which is condemned by Allah and not the idle talk in which one may indulge for mere relaxation, without intending to lead people astray from the path of Allah. Ibn Hazm also refutes the argument of those who say that since singing is not of "the truth" it must be of "error," referring to the verse, "And what is beyond the truth except error?" (10:32). He comments, The Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) said, 'Deeds will be judged according to intentions, and everyone will get what he intended.' (Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim.). Accordingly, the one who listens to singing with the intention of using it in support of a sin is a sinner, and this holds true of anything other than singing (as well), while one who listens to singing with the intention of refreshing his soul in order to gain strength to do his duty toward Allah Ta'ala and to dogood deeds, is a good and obedient servant of Allah, and his action is of the truth. And he who listens to singing intending neither obedience nor disobedience is doing something neutral and harmless, whicis similar to going to the park and walking around, standing by a window and looking at the sky, wearing blue or green cloths, and so on. However, there are some limitations to be observed in the matter of singing: 1. The subject matter of songs should not be against the teachings of Islam. For example, if the song is in praise of wine, and it invites people to drink, singing or listening to it is haram. 2. Although the subject matter itself may not be against the Islamic teachings, the manner of singing may render it haram; this would be the case, for example, if the singing were accompanied by suggestive sexual movement. 3. Islam fights against excess and extravagance in anything, even in worship; how, then, can it tolerate excessive involvement with entertainment? Too much time should not be wasted in such activities; after all, what is time but life itself? One cannot dispute the fact that spending time in permissible activities consumes time which ought to be resaved for carrying out religious obligations and doing good deeds. It is aptly said, "There is no excess except at the expense of a neglected duty." 4. Each individual is the best judge of himself. If a certain type of singing arouses one's passions, leads him towards sin, excites the animal instincts, and dulls spirituality, he must avoid it, thus closing the door to temptations. 5. There is unanimous agreement that if singing is done in conjunction with haram activities-for example, at a drinking party, or if it is mixed with obscenity and sin-it is haram. The Prophet (peace be on him) warned of a severe punishment for people who sing or listen to singing in such a situation when he said, Some people of my ummah will drink wine, calling it by another name, while they listen to singers accompanied by musical instruments. Allah will cause the earth to swallow them and will turn some of them into monkeys and swine. (Reported by Ibn Majah.) This does not mean that they will be physically transformed into the bodies and outward form of monkeys and swine but rather in heart and soul, carrying the heart of a monkey and the soul of a pig in their human bodies." For more information, please visit his site: http://www.qaradawi.net Thank you for asking and God knows best.
              Source:
              IslamiCity


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                #8
                I always try to follow the things which I say to others. Itís a difficult but not impossible. I saw many people who prayers their namaz regularly and advise other people to do things according to the Islam but do all the wrong things which is prohibited by Allah.

                To listen Music is not so bad but the point is what type of music you listen and how do you listen . If other members of your family or neighbors are disturbed then its bad and very bad. If you are kind to others then its ok.

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                  #9
                  Okay, I see your point. The lyrics definitely play a part in this. So if you're saying music isn't haram..(still not sure about that one), the music videos definitely have to be haram because staring at a member of the opposite sex is haram. Not only that, but the clothes that are worn in most, not all, but most videos are unlawful.

                  30. Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.

                  31. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male attendants free of sexual desires, or small children who have no carnal of women; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah in repentance, that ye may be successful.
                  (Surah 24:30-31)


                  Someone also mentioned about the Ansar girls singing for the Prophet saw. Here is some more info on that:

                  * Greetings on Return from a Journey *

                  A relative or a friend on return from a long journey should be greeted, and pleasure should be expressed on his or her safe home coming and success in his or her mission. We must, however, try our best not to spend beyond our means. The Prophet (peace be upon him), on his return from the Battle of Tabuk, was received by the Muslim men, women, and children at Sunniyat Al-Wada*. (Abu Dawud)

                  When the Prophet (peace be upon him) migrated to Madina and entered the city from the south, the entire Muslim population came out to welcome him. The Ansar girls were singing the following verses:

                  "Tala'al Badru 'alainaa, Min Sunniyatil Wadaa'i*, Waja-bash-shukru 'alainaa, Ma da'a lillahe daa'e, Ayyuhal mab'uthu feenaa, Jai'ta bil amril mutaa'i." (Trans.: "Today we have seen the full Moon appear before us, from the southern hill of Sunniyat Al-Wada*. It is incumbent upon us to offer thanks for the invitation towards Allah and enlightenment shown to us. O Prophet, who has been raised among and for us, you have brought to us such a creed that we shall follow.")

                  * Sunniyat Al-Wada was a hill on the south of Madina, where the people used to come to see off their guests. Hence it got this name which means the Hill of Farewell.

                  [Taken from "Discipline for Muslim Youth", S. M. Madni Abbasi, Vol. II, pp. 70-71]

                  I have heard that while these girls were singing, the only instrument that accompanied them was a single drum with no bells.

                  I have also noticed that the only music in Islamic songs is the beating of a single drum. Why is that?????

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                  "Labaik, Allahumma Labaik, Labaik La Sharika Laka Labaik, Innal Hamda Wa N'amata Laka Wal Mulk, La Sharika Lak." "Here I am at your service, O Allah, here I am. Here I am at your service and no partners do you have. Verily All Praise and All Bounty belong to you, and Yours alone is The Sovereignty. No partners do you have."


                  [This message has been edited by Hinna (edited June 17, 2001).]
                  22.1 . O mankind! Fear your Lord . Lo! the earthquake of the Hour ( of Doom ) is a tremendous thing .

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                    #10
                    Alhamdulillah, i've started praying regularly as well as i've quit listening to music... tryin my best to do wat i preach others abt... btw.. nasheeds rnt tht bad once u start listening to'em... u kinda get hooked on to'em

                    In my opinion, music is haram.. as there's only an intrument or two which we are allowed to use for weddings or in general..

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                      #11
                      I was seven or eight when I started praying 5 times a day, thanks to my dad who taught me Namaz.
                      Then I completely stopped, praying from 1990 till 1995 but from Ramadhan 1995 I started praying regularly.

                      In between 1990-1995 I missed 1666 prayers I am doing Qazaye Umree, I have read all 1661 Fajars now I am reading All Zuhars.

                      From the age of 14-15 upto now I have never missed any Roza

                      I used to listen music, but stopped in August 1997 and don't listen upto know, but sometimes on weddings or other parties it becomes very very difficult to ignore but i try.

                      Now my next milestone is leaving back biting(i have got some control on it, but need to improve) and being truthful.

                      But brothers don't stop preaching even if you don't practice because I learn't praying 5 times a day from my friend who doesn't pray regularly himself. And I learn't all other good deeds due to praying.

                      Prophet(Sall Allah ho alaihe wasallam) says...."Resolving your muslim brothers Islam related problem is better than Aebadah of hundreds of years"

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by wasir:

                        Now my next milestone is leaving back biting(i have got some control on it, but need to improve) and being truthful.

                        Same here !!! Backbiting as well as Slandering (rarely but i sometimes still do it )

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                          #13
                          Mashallah saadia,wasir

                          I'm trying to cut down on the music . I try not to put it on in the car or in my bedroom.

                          Wasir, yup you're right. It is hard to avoid music..ie if you're in a mall or a store..they tend to have music on.

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                          "Labaik, Allahumma Labaik, Labaik La Sharika Laka Labaik, Innal Hamda Wa N'amata Laka Wal Mulk, La Sharika Lak." "Here I am at your service, O Allah, here I am. Here I am at your service and no partners do you have. Verily All Praise and All Bounty belong to you, and Yours alone is The Sovereignty. No partners do you have."


                          [This message has been edited by Hinna (edited June 18, 2001).]
                          22.1 . O mankind! Fear your Lord . Lo! the earthquake of the Hour ( of Doom ) is a tremendous thing .

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                            #14
                            Hinna...don't worry its not too hard to give up music.

                            Once you stop buying every new release, then it becomes very easy to leave it.


                            Originally posted by Hinna:
                            Mashallah saadia,wasir

                            I'm trying to cut down on the music . I try not to put it on in the car or in my bedroom.

                            Wasir, yup you're right. It is hard to avoid music..ie if you're in a mall or a store..they tend to have music on.

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                              #15
                              wasir...ya..that's kinda hard though.

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                              "Labaik, Allahumma Labaik, Labaik La Sharika Laka Labaik, Innal Hamda Wa N'amata Laka Wal Mulk, La Sharika Lak." "Here I am at your service, O Allah, here I am. Here I am at your service and no partners do you have. Verily All Praise and All Bounty belong to you, and Yours alone is The Sovereignty. No partners do you have."
                              22.1 . O mankind! Fear your Lord . Lo! the earthquake of the Hour ( of Doom ) is a tremendous thing .

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