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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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Narrated Abu Huraira (radi Allahu anhu) that he heard Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) saying, “While a lady was nursing her child, a rider passed by and she said, ‘O Allah! Don’t let my child die till he becomes like this (rider).’ The child said, ‘O Allah! Don’t make me like him,’ and then returned to her breast. (After a while) they passed by a lady who was being pulled and teased (by the people). The child’s mother said, ‘O Allah! Do not make my child like her.’ The child said, ‘O Allah! Make me like her.’ Then he said, ‘As for the rider, he is an infidel, while the lady is accused of illegal sexual intercourse (falsely) and she says: Allah is sufficient for me (He knows the truth).’”

[Book of Virtues and Merits of the Prophet and his Companions: Sahih Bukhari]

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