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    Answer:

    Praise be to Allaah.

    Everyone must fear Allaah and realize that He is watching them in private and in public. They should know that He can see them and that nothing at all is hidden from Him on the earth or in the heavens. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness). So fear Me, O men of understanding!” [al-Baqarah 2:197] – i.e., O you whose minds are aware and whose hearts are alive, strive to please Allaah by doing that which will bring you benefits in this world and in the Hereafter. Those who are not “men of understanding” are those who waste their efforts and their minds in things that earn the wrath of Allaah.

    What the questioner has asked about, organizing singing parties and soirees to which singers and actors from all over are invited, to which entrance is free or there is a charge, and attending or watching these events, or taking part in them or supporting them – all of that is haraam and is not permitted, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing) to mislead (men) from the path of Allaah without knowledge, and takes it (the path of Allaah, or the Verses of the Qur’aan) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell‑fire).” [Luqmaan 31:6]

    Ibn Mas’ood – may Allaah be pleased with him – used to swear that what this referred to was singing, because undoubtedly singing misleads people far away from the path of Allaah by wasting their time. It was reported from Abu ‘Aamir and Ibn Maalik al-Ash’ari (may Allaah be pleased with them) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There will be among my ummah people who will permit illegal sexual activity (zinaa), silk, alcohol and musical instruments…” (narrated by al-Bukhaari). The meaning of the phrase “[they] will permit illegal sexual activity (zinaa), silk, alcohol and musical instruments…” is that these things are basically haraam. The word translated as “there will be” refers to something which will happen in the future. What this means is that there will be people who regard as halaal and allow themselves things that are haraam, such as zinaa, silk and musical instruments.

    It was reported from Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) in a marfoo’ report: “In this ummah there will be landslides, stones falling from heaven and transformation (of humans into monkeys, etc.). This will happen when alcohol is drunk, when people bring in female singers and play musical instruments.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi).

    No doubt the things that bring about these punishments are haraam, and are in fact major sins – laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah (there is no strength and no power except with Allaah). The earlier scholars, such as Imaam Ahmad (may Allaah have mercy on him) stated that musical instruments – such as the ‘ood (lute), tanboor (long-necked stringed instrument similar to a mandolin), shabbaab (reed flute) and rabaab (stringed instrument resembling a fiddle) – are haraam, so the instruments that are known nowadays, which cause far more fitnah (temptation) are even more haraam than those which were known to the earlier scholars. Therefore: it is haraam to organize singing parties such as these. Let those who organize them fear Allaah, and let those who are in positions of authority fear Allaah and not take their children and families to these places. Let them realize that they are sinning by doing so, and tomorrow they will be asked about what they have done. Let them know that they can find relaxation in obeying Allaah and adhering to His Book and the Sunnah of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), by fasting, visiting the Haramayn (Makkah and Madeenah), and by striving in jihaad for the sake of Allaah, spreading the religion of Allaah and calling others to Islam, and other kinds of good and righteous deeds. They can also find relaxation in other permissible activities, such as learning to swim, shoot and ride horses, as well as sailing, going to gardens and parks, etc., so long as they observe Islamic etiquette and good manners. May Allaah help us all to do what is good and right, and keep us away from the things that will earn His wrath and painful punishment. And Allaah knows best.



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    #2
    Is it correct to sing some songs without musical accompaniment?

    Question:

    I know, it is prohibitted to listen to music. But what, if this music is about Allah? Is it possible to sing such kind of songs(about Allah) myself without any musical instrument in my house or along the way to University, so that nobody can listen.Please note that this singing is not loud .
    Sometimes, I like songs which are devoted to people, but what if I sing this song, as if I'm singing this to my Lord?




    Answer:



    Praise be to Allaah.



    We have previously explained – in question no. 5000 and 5011 – the ruling on musical instruments, and that they are haraam according to the evidence of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and according to the actions of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) and the words of the imams after them. This ruling applies to all kinds of music, even if it is accompanied by singing some words that have good meanings. Please review the answers to the questions mentioned.



    As for singing or humming a few (poetic) verses in which there is praise of Allaah or commending some good characteristics and other good meanings, the basic principle is that poetry is words; if the words are good it is good and if they are bad it is bad. So if the words are free of any bid’ah or exaggeration that is condemned by sharee’ah, and it is free of any bad or ugly words that are inappropriate and should not be said of Allaah, then it is acceptable to sing such things occasionally, on condition that it is not done in the manner of singers and promiscuous people, because that is imitating people of immorality and sin (“and whoever imitates a people is one of them”). Hating those singers for the sake of Allaah implies that we should not resemble them or imitate their style of singing.



    With regard to some words or poems which were originally said about people, it is not correct to repeat them and devote them to Allaah. Rather the believer should glorify and venerate Allaah by reciting aayahs from the Qur’aan and dhikr as prescribed in sharee’ah, and du’aa’s narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), focusing on the greatness, majesty and glory of Allaah. If he occasionally recites some verses of poetry which praise Allaah and mention His blessings and bounty, there is nothing wrong with that so long as they meet the conditions mentioned above.



    And Allaah knows best.



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    And also, please read this:





    Ruling on so-called “Islamic” songs with musical instruments


    Question:

    i would like to know if muslims are allowed to lisen to islamic songs with instruments in it. please answer by using the quran and the sunnah or ijmaa.


    Answer:

    Praise be to Allaah.

    The aayaat of the Qur’aan and the Ahaadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) indicate that musical instruments are condemned, and warn us against them. The Qur’aan teaches that playing these instruments is one of the things that leads people astray and constitutes mockery of the Signs of Allaah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “And of mankind is he who purchases idle talk to mislead (men) from the Path of Allaah, without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allaah, the Verses of the Qur’aan) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire).” [Luqmaan 31:6]

    Most of the scholars interpreted lahw al-hadeeth (“idle talk”) as meaning singing and musical instruments, and every voice that diverts people from the truth.

    Al-Tabari (Jaami’ al-Bayaan, 15/118-119), Ibn Abi’l-Dunya (Dham al-Malaahi, 33) and Ibn al-Jawzi (Talbees Iblees, 232) all reported that concerning the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

    “[Allaah said to Shaytaan;] ‘And istafziz [literally means befool them gradually] those whom you can with your voice, make assaults on them with your cavalry and your infantry, mutually share with them wealth and children, and make promises to them.’ But Shaytaan promises them nothing but deceit” [al-Isra’ 17:64]

    15. Mujaahid said, “This refers to singing and flutes.”

    Al-Tabari reported that al-Hasan al-Basri said:

    “His voice is the tambourine.”

    Ibn al-Qayyim said in Ighaathat al-Lahfaan (1/252):

    “The grammatical structure here (idaafah – genitive or possessive) is used to make something specific (idaafat al-takhsees), and in all these words in the aayah it refers back to the Shaytaan [addressed here as ‘you’ by Allaah, may He be glorified]. Everyone who speaks about anything other than obedience of Allaah or plays a reed pipe, flute, tambourine or drum, all of this is the voice of Shaytaan.”

    Al-Tirmidhi reported in his Sunan (no. 1005) from Ibn Abi Layla from ‘Ata’ from Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went to to al-Nakhl with ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Awf, when his son Ibraaheem was dying. He took the child in his lap and his eyes filled with tears. ‘Abd al-Rahmaan said, ‘Are you weeping when you have forbidden us to weep?’ He said, 'I do not forbid weeping. What I have forbidden is two foolish and evil kinds of voices: voices at times of entertainment and play and the flutes of the Shaytaan, and voices at times of calamity and scratching the face and rending the garments and screaming.’”

    Al-Tirmidhi said: this is a hasan hadeeth. It was also reported by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak, no. 1683, al-Bayhaqi in al-Sunan al-Kubra (4/69), al-Tayaalisi in Musnad (no. 1683) and by al-Tahhaawi in Sharh al-Ma’aani, 4/29, and it was classed as hasan by al-Albaani.

    Al-Nawawi said: “What is meant here is singing and musical instruments.” See Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi, 4/88.

    It was reported in a saheeh hadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “In my ummah there will be people who allow fornication/adultery (zina), silk, wine and musical instruments [ma’aazif]. Some people will stay at the side of a mountain, and they will have flocks of sheep. When a poor person comes in the evening to ask them for something he needs, they will say. ‘Come back to us tomorrow.’ Then during the night Allaah will destroy them by causing the mountain to fall upon them, while He changes others into apes and swine. They will remain in such a state until the Day of Resurrection.’”

    (Reported by al-Bukhaari in al-Saheeh mu’allaqan, 51/10. Reported mawsoolan by al-Bayhaqi in al-Sunan al-Kubra, 3/272; al-Tabaraani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabeer, 3/319; and Ibn Hibbaan in al-Saheeh (8/265-266). Classed as saheeh by Ibn al-Salaah in ‘Uloom al-Hadeeth (32), Ibn al-Qayyim in Ighaathat al-Lahfaan (255) and Tahdheeb al-Sunan (5/270-272), al-Haafiz in al-Fath (10/51) and al-Albaani in al-Saheehah (1/140)).

    Al-Haafiz said in al-Fath (10/55): Ma’aazif refers to musical instruments. Al-Qurtubi reported from al-Jawhari that ma’aazif meant singing, and what it says in his book al-Sihaah is that it refers to musical instruments. It was also said that it is the sound of musical instruments. In a footnote by al-Dimyaati it says: ma’aazif is tambourines and other kinds of drums. The word ‘azif is applied to singing and all other kinds of instruments that may be played.

    Ibn al-Qayyim said in Ighaathat al-Lahfaan (1/256):

    The evidence for this is that ma’aazif refers to all kinds of things used for entertainment. There is no dispute among scholars of the Arabic language on this point. If they were halaal, he would not have condemned those who permitted them, or compared permitting them to permitting wine and zina.

    We may understand from the hadeeth that all kinds of musical instruments are forbidden. This is clear from the hadeeth for a number of reasons:

    1. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said “… there will be people who allow…” It is clear that the things listed here, including musical instruments, are forbidden in sharee’ah, but those people will allow them.

    2. He compared musical instruments to things that are definitely known to be haraam, namely zina and alcohol. If instruments were not haraam, he would not have made this comparison. The evidence of this hadeeth that singing is haraam is definitive. Even if no other hadeeth or aayah spoke about musical instruments, this hadeeth would be sufficient to prove that they are haraam, especially the kind of singing that is known among people nowadays, the essence of which is obscenity and foul talk, based on all kinds of musical instruments such as guitars, drums, flutes, ouds, zithers, organs, pianos, violins and other things that make it more enticing, such as the voices of these effeminate singers and whores.

    (See Hukm al-Ma’aazif by al-Albaani, Tas-heeh al-Ahkta’ wa’l-Awhaam al-Waaqi’ah fi Ahaadeeth al-Nabi ‘alayhi’l-salaam by Raa’id Sabri, 1/176).

    Shaykh Ibn Baaz said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 3/423-424):

    “Ma’aazif refers to singing and musical instruments. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us that at the end of time there will come a people who will allow these things just as they will allow alcohol, zina and silk. This is one of the signs of his Prophethood, for all of this has happened. The hadeeth indicates that [musical instruments] are haraam, and condemns those who say they are halaal, just as it condemns those who say that alcohol and zina are allowed. The aayaat and ahaadeeth that warn against singing and musical instruments are many indeed. Whoever claims that Allaah has allowed singing and musical instruments is lying and is committing a great evil. We ask Allaah to keep us from obeying our desires and the Shaytaan. Even worse and more seriously sinful than that are those who say it is mustahabb. Undoubtedly this stems from ignorance about Allaah and His Religion; it is insolent blasphemy against Allaah and lying about His Laws. What is mustahabb is to beat on the daff [simple hand drum] at weddings. This is mustahabb for women only, in order to announce the wedding and to distinguish it from fornication. There is nothing wrong with women singing amongst themselves, accompanied by the daff, so long as the songs contain no words that encourage evil or distract people from their duties. It is also a condition that this should take place among women only, and there should be no mixing with men. It should also not cause any annoyance or disturbance to neighbours. What some people do, of amplifying such singing with loudspeakers is evil, because of the disturbance it causes to other Muslims, neighbours and others. It is not permissible for women, in weddings or on other occasions, to use any instrument other than the daff, such as the oud, violin, rebab (stringed instrument) and so on. This is evil, and the only concession that women are given is that they may use the daff.

    As for men, it is not permissible for them to play any kind of musical instrument, whether at weddings or on any other occasion. What Allaah has prescribed for men is training in the use of instruments of war, such as target practice or learning to ride horses and competing in that, using spears, shields, tanks, airplanes and other things such as cannons, machine guns, bombs and anything else that may help jihaad for the sake of Allaah.”

    Shaykh al-Islam said in al-Fataawa (11/569):

    “I know that in the ‘golden age’, the first and best three centuries, in the Hijaaz, in Syria, in the Yemen, in Egypt, in the Maghreb, in Iraq, in Khorasan, none of the religious and righteous people, the ascetics and those who worshipped Allaah much, would gather to listen to this whistling and clapping and drum-beating and so on. This was innovated after that at the end of the second century, and whenever the imaams saw it, they denounced it.”

    As for these anaasheed which are described as “Islamic” but are accompanied with musical instruments, giving them this name lends them some measure of legitimacy, but in fact they are singing and music, so calling them Islamic nasheeds is falsehood and deception. They cannot be a substitute for singing, as an evil thing cannot be substituted for another evil thing. We should replace something evil with something good. Listening to it on the grounds that it is Islamic and an act of worship is bid’ah, and Allaah does not allow this. We ask Allaah to keep us safe and sound.

    For more information, see:

    Talbees Iblees (237) and al-Madkhil by Ibn al-Haaj (3/109); al-Amr bi’l-Ittibaa’ wa’l-Nahy ‘an al-Ibtidaa’ by al-Suyooti (99 ff); Dham al-Malaahi by Ibn Abi’l-Dunya; al-I’laam bi-anna al-‘Azif haraam by Abu Bakr al-Jazaa’iri; Tanzeeh al-Sharee’ah ‘an al-Aghaani al-Khalee’ah wa Tahreem Aalaat al-Tarab by al-Albaani.



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      #3
      This is true that the Music distracts the mind from the Presence of Allah, and the person forgets to remmeber Allah..

      And i also agree that Music is NOT the food of soul.

      Jazak Allah .. and thanks for the inforamtion..

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        #4
        Originally posted by FlameZz:
        This is true that the Music distracts the mind from the Presence of Allah, and the person forgets to remmeber Allah..

        And i also agree that Music is NOT the food of soul.
        I agree with this much as well. Other hadith references to music being haram are very weak, except for the one hadith which states something to the effect of 'There will be people in the Ummah who will declare that singing, alcohol and zina are halal'. Notice how all three things are mentioned as a group. (Since during the Ayyam-e-Jahilliyah all three activities were a part of the same gathering)

        I feel that if music were really all that bad, there could've been a direct reference to it. I suppose it all comes down to the 'content or lyrics' in the songs rather than music itself.

        And Allah(SWT) Knows best. Can you post any more hadiths (sahih preferrably) regarding the music being wrong issue?

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          #5
          Have u guys heard the event when Prophet(PBUH) camr to a town then some village girls started playind Daff, the people said dont do it the Prophat(PBUH) and Allah dont like it, then prophet(PBUH) said no! let the kids play it.



          [This message has been edited by reza khan (edited April 22, 2002).]

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            #6
            Originally posted by reza khan:
            Have u guys heard the event when Prophet(PBUH) camr to a town then some village girls started playind Daff, the people said dont do it the Prophat(PBUH) and Allah dont like it, then prophet(PBUH) said no! let the kids play it.



            [This message has been edited by reza khan (edited April 22, 2002).]
            Reza. I also have heard abt that event. But please note..

            Kids were singing, kids are not adults, kids are innocent, and dont have understanding like mature person has. To stop a kid from some act, is difficult, and sometimes requires to give explanation, which he/she might not be able to understand.

            but as for us, we are all grownups, and can understand the advantages and disadvantages of Music.

            I dont see any advantage in muisc, rather i waste time, by not remembering Allah..




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              #7
              Originally posted by reza khan:
              Have u guys heard the event when Prophet(PBUH) camr to a town then some village girls started playind Daff, the people said dont do it the Prophat(PBUH) and Allah dont like it, then prophet(PBUH) said no! let the kids play it.



              [This message has been edited by reza khan (edited April 22, 2002).]
              Brother the only instrument that is allowed is the duff, and that is with three conditions; 1) can't have any rings on it 2) can only be played by females 3) only on weddings and eids.

              May Allah(swt) forgive me if i'm wrong, He knows best.



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                #8

                Reza. I also have heard abt that event. But please note..

                Kids were singing, kids are not adults, kids are innocent, and dont have understanding like mature person has. To stop a kid from some act, is difficult, and sometimes requires to give explanation, which he/she might not be able to understand.


                Brother age doesn't really matter here, women are also allowed to sing and play the duff when there are only other women present and only on valimas and eids.

                but as for us, we are all grownups, and can understand the advantages and disadvantages of Music.I dont see any advantage in muisc, rather i waste time, by not remembering Allah..


                Offcourse there are no advantages to it, but once in awhile on eid or valima it is permissable, actually on valimas it is recommended for the women to sing and beat the duff.

                Allah(swt) knows best.


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                  #9
                  I'm sorry i haven't included any hadiths or ayahs with my post above but insh'Allah i'll post tomorrow, cause my book about music is in my locker at the moment.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by appkiamaanat:

                    , but once in awhile on eid or valima it is permissable, actually on valimas it is recommended for the women to sing and beat the duff.

                    Allah(swt) knows best.




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                    And who reccomended this. Specially on Walimas.

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                      #11
                      Abu Balj Yahya Bin Salim reported
                      he said to Muhammad Bin Hatib(RA), "i married two wives , and in neither of the two weddings was there a sound (of duff)." Muhammad then told him that Allah's Messenger(saws) said: What distinguishes between the lawful (marriage) and the prohibited (adultery) is beating the duff and the sound (of singing) at weddings.'

                      Recorded by an-Nasa'i, at-Tirmithi, and others. Verified to be hasan by al-Albani (Adab uz-Zifaf p.183, Sahih ul-Jami no.4206, Irwa ul-Ghalil no.1994).


                      Aishah(ra) reposted that she prepared a bride for her wedding to a man from the Ansar. Allah's Messenger(saws) said: O Aishah, did you not have some singing? Indeed, the Ansar like singing.

                      Recorded by al-Bukhari and others.

                      In another report from Aishah(ra), the Prophet (saws) said: 'Shouldn't you have sent with the bride a little girl to beat on the duff and sing?' Aishah (ra) asked. 'what would she say?' He(saws) replied: "We come to you, we come to you.So greet us, and we will greet you. Had it not been for the red gold,Your desert-land would not have been inhabited. And had it not been for the dark grain, Your virgin girls would not have gained weight."

                      Recorded by at-Tabarani and others. Verified to be hasan by al-Albani(Adab uz-Zifaf p.181 and Irwa ul-Ghalil no.1995).


                      All of these are taken from 'The Quest for Love and Mercy' by Muhammad al-Jibaly

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by reza khan:
                        And who reccomended this. Specially on Walimas.
                        Brother from the sunnah there is no 'shadee' like we pakistanis have them. There was just a henna party for women, where they get together and put on henna. And then just a simple nikkah(it is recommended to have it in the masjid, and a virgin bride doesn't even have to be present). And then after that they have the valima, which is the real celebration.

                        Allah(swt) knows best, may he forgive me for my mistakes.


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                          #13
                          Exactly what i meant.

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                            #14
                            Man I don't know what Talat Mehmood and Bismillah Khan have to say about all this!!!

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Andhra:
                              Man I don't know what Talat Mehmood and Bismillah Khan have to say about all this!!!

                              Andhra meri jaan, they aren't exactly model Muslim, ya know!

                              PS: Is the guy in IMG seriously you?

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