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`Abdullah b. Mas’ûd – Allah be pleased with him – said:

Singing sprouts hypocrisy (nifâq) in the heart as water sprouts greens and herbs.

Ibn Battah, Al-Ibânah Al-Kubrâ Vol.2 p469, and Al-Bayhaqî, Al-Sunan Al-Kubrâ Vol. 52 p231.

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawzîyah – Allah have mercy on him – said in Madârij Al-Sâlikîn, Vol.1 p487:

These are the words of someone who fully understood singing and its effects, for no one regularly sings or listens to song except that his heart falls into nifâq without him realizing. If such a person understood the reality of nifâq and its end he would see it in his own heart. Never do the love of song and the love of Qur`ân come together in a person’s heart except that one expels the other. I and others have witnessed how heavy the Qur`ân feels to singers and song-listeners; how they coil when it is recited and how they get angry with a reciter when he recites too long for them (in prayer etc); and how their hearts do not benefit from what he recites: they are not moved to do anything by it. But when the Qur`ân of Shaytân comes, lâ ilâha illallâh! How they lower their voices and settle down! How their hearts feel at peace and how the crying and emotions start, how moved they are inwardly and outwardly and spend on clothing and perfume and staying up hoping for a long night ahead. If this is not nifâq then it is certainly the way to it and its foundation.

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A Short Sitting In A Taxi

Written by the Noble Shaykh
Abu ‘Amr Abdul-Kareem Bin Ahmed Al-Hajoree

Chapter: The Prohibition Of Listening To Music

Allah said, exalted be He in His loftiness:

وَمِنْ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَشْتَرِي لَهْوَ الْحَدِيثِ لِيُضِلَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَيَتَّخِذَهَا هُزُوًا أُولَئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ مُهِينٌ
And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e.music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allâh without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allâh, the Verses of the Qur’ân) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment
Luqmaan 6

And He said, exalted be He in His loftiness:1

وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلآئِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلاّ إِبْلِيسَ قَالَ ءأَسْجُدُ لِمَنْ خَلَقْتَ طِينًا * قَالَ أَرَأَيْتَكَ هَذَا الَّذِي كَرَّمْتَ عَلَيَّ لَئِنْ أَخَّرْتَنِ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ لأَحْتَنِكَنَّ ذُرِّيَّتَهُ إِلاّ قَلِيلاً * قَالَ اذْهَبْ فَمَنْ تَبِعَكَ مِنْهُمْ فَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ جَزَاؤُكُمْ جَزَاءً مَوْفُورًا* وَاسْتَفْزِزْ مَنْ اسْتَطَعْتَ مِنْهُمْ بِصَوْتِكَ وَأَجْلِبْ عَلَيْهِمْ بِخَيْلِكَ وَرَجِلِكَ وَشَارِكْهُمْ فِي الأَمْوَالِ وَالأَولاَدِ وَعِدْهُمْ وَمَا يَعِدُهُمْ الشَّيْطَانُ إِلاّ غُرُورًا
And (remember) when We said to the angels: “Prostrate unto Aadam.” They prostrated except Iblîs (Satan). He said: “Shall I prostrate to one whom You created from clay?” [Iblîs (Satan)] said: “See? This one whom You have honoured above me, if You give me respite to the Day of Resurrection, I will surely seize and mislead his offspring (by sending them astray) all but a few!” (Allâh) said: “Go, and whosoever of them follows you, surely! Hell will be the recompense of you (all) an ample recompense “And befool them gradually, those whom you can among them with your voice (i.e. songs, music, and any other call for Allâh’s disobedience), make assaults on them with your cavalry and your infantry, mutually share with them wealth and children and make promises to them.” But Satan promises them nothing but deceit
Al-Israa 61-64

Narrated by Abee Aamir or Abee Maalik Al-Ash’aree that he said: that he heard the Prophet may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family say: ‘‘From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments as being lawful. And there will be some people who will stay near the side of a mountain and in the evening their shepherd will come to them with their sheep and ask them for something, but they will say to him, ‘Return to us tomorrow.’ Allah will destroy them during the night and will let the mountain fall on them, and He will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so till the Day of Resurrection.” Reported by Al-Bukhari 5990, At-Tabaraanee in Al-Mu’jam Al-Kabeer (3/282 no.3417) and in Ash-Shaameyeen (1/334 no.588) and Ibn Hibaan in Al-Ihsaan (15/154 no.6754) and Al-Bayhaqee in Sunan Al-Kubraa (3/272 and 10/221) and Abee Dharr Al-Harwee as comes in Taghleeq Al-Ta’leeq (5/17).

And it is a Hadeeth that is Saheeh.

And it has support from the Hadeeth of Awf Bin Maalik, At-Tabaraanee in Musnad Ash-Shaameyeen, and from the Hadeeth of Abee Hurayrah, Musaddad reported it in his Musnad Al-Kabeer, and from the Hadeeth of Abee Umaamah and Ibn ‘Umar and other than them.

And the differing regarding the Kunyah of a companion does not cause any harm, because all of the companions are upright, provided that it has been narrated by other companions. Return to Taghleeq At-Ta’aleeq (5/22).

And on the authority of Anas Bin Maalik may Allah be pleased with him, he said: the messenger of Allah may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family said: ”Two sounds are cursed in this world and in the hereafter, the sound of the flute at the time of happiness and wailing at the time of a calamity”. Reported by Al-Bazaar as comes in Kashaf Al-Astaar (795) and it is Hassan (sound). (more…)

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In the Name of Allaah, Ar-Rahmaan, Ar-Raheem…

‘O Muslims – Music Intoxicates the Intellect!!

17. Ridding your house (if you can) of any type of bells

Abu Hurayrah reported Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) as saying: “The bell is the musical instrument of Shaytaan.”[1]

If this is the case, – the bell is the musical instrument of Iblees – then how could it be that a Muslim claiming to fear Allaah, has reverberating in their cars or pounding in their homes; jazz, rhythm and blues, pop, hip-hop, gangster rap tunes or the like? Much worse than that, is the musical tune coming from the mobile/cell phones in the houses of Allaah, especially during the times of salaah!

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah said in his book ‘Madaarijus Saalikeen’ (1/485) said:

“How astonishing! That is, what type of faith, light, insight, guidance and knowledge can be gained from listening to tuneful verses and music in which most of what is said is prohibited and warrants that Allaah be angry with and would warrant the punishment of Allaah and His Messenger?”

He also said in his book ‘Ighaathatul-Lahfaan’ (1/258-259)

“Singing [and music] is worse and more harmful than stories of emperors, because it directs [one] to adultery and fornication and it is the fountainhead of hypocrisy. It is the snare of the Shaytaan, and it intoxicates the intellect. Its obstructing (people) from the Qur’aan is worse than any way in which other types of phony speech blocks them, because the souls of people lean towards [sounds like this] and have the desire to listen to it”.

How can anyone who has the slightest amount of baseerah (keen insight) and life in his heart attempting to draw near to Allaah and increase his faith by enjoying something which is hated by Him, and He loathes the one who says it and the one who accepts it?

An excerpt from the TROID Publication: How to Protect Yourself from Shaytaan by Dawood Adib

[1] Saheeh Muslim vol.3; hadeeth #5279.

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