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Ar-Rahman, Sudais

Thats what i like to hear. :thumbup: Here are some other recitors:

Abdul Muhsin Al-Qasem

Abdul-Bary Al-Thobaity

Abdullah Matrood

Su'ud Ibrahim As-Shuraim

Abdur-Rahman As-Sudais

Ali Abdur-Rahman Al-Hudhaify

 

they are some of my favorites.

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The following is the islamic perspective on Music

 

Music is prohibited if it leads to evil. This refers to foul language, music that incites deeds which are haraam, etc. Music is frowned upon if it provides no benefit. Listening to a song due to the fact that one enjoys "the beat". Rather than wasting time listening to music, why not listen to the recitation of God's final message to mankind? Why not seek to draw close to Allah in worship, as this is the very essence of our existence?

There is nothing wrong with listening to songs with an islamic theme like some by Ysuf islam and others.

 

However, as one's Eeman increases they realize the blessing and reward in listening to the Qur'an and they gradually draw away from music. As those of us who are familiar with Al-Ankabut will recall "Wa ladhikr Allahi akbar!", "And remembrance of Allah is the greatest!" (29:45). Imagine what it would be like if the Angel of Death seizes your Ruh (soul) while you are dancing or listening to music. We prepare continuosly for our life in this temporal world. But what of our life in the Hereafter?

 

Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The ahaadeeth which were narrated concerning music being haraam are not full of faults as has been claimed. Some of them are in Saheeh al-Bukhaari which is the soundest of books after the Book of Allaah, and some of them are hasan and some are da’eef. But because they are so many, with different isnaads, they constitute definitive proof that singing and musical instruments are haraam.

 

Al-Tabari (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The scholars of all regions are agreed that singing is makrooh and should be prevented. Although Ibraaheem ibn Sa’d and ‘Ubayd-Allaah al-‘Anbari differed from the majority, (it should be noted that) the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Adhere to the majority.†And whoever dies differing from the majority, dies as a jaahili. (Tafseer al-Qurtubi, 14/56).

 

Whether music is halal or haram depends on the situation. or example, would anyone say that it is halaal to listen to music that curses Allah and our Prophet. Nauzubillah! It is most certainly haraam. Would anyone say that listening to music which increases one's remembrance of Allah (like the Yusuf Islam song quoted earlier) and resides within the limits of Ahadith is haraam? It is obviously not.

 

 

We can say many things about music, but if you look at many youth today, music has pulled them into the 'bad crowd' and has made them approach sin. It is something that the sahaba have warned against, whereas salat(prayer) and siyaam(fasting) are the light of Islamic worship. What are the lyrics in music most often about? We know the evil deeds that music incites. We should not pretend we don't. We should avoid music and listen to Qur'anb in order to draw nearer to Allah swt.

 

Music in most cases provides no reward, and brings evil thoiughts and is responsible for misleading such a great majority of our muslim youth. Why should we listen to what those who have no imaan, no self-control, no morals listen to? Why should we listen to music when we can listen to Qur'an, pray more salat and do other acts of worship which will draw them away from Islam.

 

The kuffar (those who reject faith) have their music which they can listen to. Ane we, the muslims, have our Qur'an which we shall listen to, and through it be guided to Jannah and our Rabb.

 

 

No one should despair of becoming good. Their confidence should not decline. Rather they should race towards Allah:

 

57:21 Race towards forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden (of Bliss), the width whereof is as the width of heaven and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His apostles: that is the Grace of Allah, which He bestows on whom he pleases: and Allah is the Lord of Grace abounding.

 

I encourage people to listen to recitors of the Qur'an and to read its translation. Islam was revealed in stages, so must we set stages to get closer to Allah swt. Try to decrease listening to music with bad lyrics and unislamic concepts and try to read more Qur'an. Realize your purpose in life and slowly strive towards your Lord. If you desire to come closer to Allah, He will make it easy for you and will not allow you to go astray.

 

 

 

And through Allah alone is succes

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The following is the islamic perspective on Music

 

Music is prohibited if it leads to evil. This refers to foul language, music that incites deeds which are haraam, etc. Music is frowned upon if it provides no benefit. Listening to a song due to the fact that one enjoys "the beat". Rather than wasting time listening to music, why not listen to the recitation of God's final message to mankind? Why not seek to draw close to Allah in worship, as this is the very essence of our existence?

There is nothing wrong with listening to songs with an islamic theme like some by Ysuf islam and others.

 

However, as one's Eeman increases they realize the blessing and reward in listening to the Qur'an and they gradually draw away from music. As those of us who are familiar with Al-Ankabut will recall "Wa ladhikr Allahi akbar!", "And remembrance of Allah is the greatest!" (29:45). Imagine what it would be like if the Angel of Death seizes your Ruh (soul) while you are dancing or listening to music. We prepare continuosly for our life in this temporal world. But what of our life in the Hereafter?

 

Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The ahaadeeth which were narrated concerning music being haraam are not full of faults as has been claimed. Some of them are in Saheeh al-Bukhaari which is the soundest of books after the Book of Allaah, and some of them are hasan and some are da’eef. But because they are so many, with different isnaads, they constitute definitive proof that singing and musical instruments are haraam.

 

Al-Tabari (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The scholars of all regions are agreed that singing is makrooh and should be prevented. Although Ibraaheem ibn Sa’d and ‘Ubayd-Allaah al-‘Anbari differed from the majority, (it should be noted that) the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Adhere to the majority.†And whoever dies differing from the majority, dies as a jaahili. (Tafseer al-Qurtubi, 14/56).

 

Whether music is halal or haram depends on the situation. or example, would anyone say that it is halaal to listen to music that curses Allah and our Prophet. Nauzubillah! It is most certainly haraam. Would anyone say that listening to music which increases one's remembrance of Allah (like the Yusuf Islam song quoted earlier) and resides within the limits of Ahadith is haraam? It is obviously not.

 

 

We can say many things about music, but if you look at many youth today, music has pulled them into the 'bad crowd' and has made them approach sin. It is something that the sahaba have warned against, whereas salat(prayer) and siyaam(fasting) are the light of Islamic worship. What are the lyrics in music most often about? We know the evil deeds that music incites. We should not pretend we don't. We should avoid music and listen to Qur'anb in order to draw nearer to Allah swt.

 

Music in most cases provides no reward, and brings evil thoiughts and is responsible for misleading such a great majority of our muslim youth. Why should we listen to what those who have no imaan, no self-control, no morals listen to? Why should we listen to music when we can listen to Qur'an, pray more salat and do other acts of worship which will draw them away from Islam.

 

The kuffar (those who reject faith) have their music which they can listen to. Ane we, the muslims, have our Qur'an which we shall listen to, and through it be guided to Jannah and our Rabb.

 

 

No one should despair of becoming good. Their confidence should not decline. Rather they should race towards Allah:

 

57:21 Race towards forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden (of Bliss), the width whereof is as the width of heaven and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His apostles: that is the Grace of Allah, which He bestows on whom he pleases: and Allah is the Lord of Grace abounding.

 

I encourage people to listen to recitors of the Qur'an and to read its translation. Islam was revealed in stages, so must we set stages to get closer to Allah swt. Try to decrease listening to music with bad lyrics and unislamic concepts and try to read more Qur'an. Realize your purpose in life and slowly strive towards your Lord. If you desire to come closer to Allah, He will make it easy for you and will not allow you to go astray.

 

 

 

And through Allah alone is succes

The following is the islamic perspective on Music

 

wrong. That was your perspective.

 

Music is prohibited if it leads to evil. This refers to foul language, music that incites deeds which are haraam, etc. Music is frowned upon if it provides no benefit. Listening to a song due to the fact that one enjoys "the beat". Rather than wasting time listening to music, why not listen to the recitation of God's final message to mankind? Why not seek to draw close to Allah in worship, as this is the very essence of our existence?

 

Music is not prohibited even if it is evil. That is an assumption. It is similar to making the assumption; "smoking is prohibited, or partying is prohibited". True, one may best spend his time reading and understanding the Qur'an; but that really begs the question, "why should we read novels when we can read the Qur'an?", or, "Why do we watch T.V. or surf internet if we can spend that time on the Qur'an?". From your perspective, then, reading novels, watching T.V., and surfing the net are also a crime.

 

Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The ahaadeeth which were narrated concerning music being haraam are not full of faults as has been claimed. Some of them are in Saheeh al-Bukhaari which is the soundest of books after the Book of Allaah, and some of them are hasan and some are da’eef. But because they are so many, with different isnaads, they constitute definitive proof that singing and musical instruments are haraam.

 

Al-Bukhaari recorded some absurd falsified ahaadeeth himself. If listening to music was haraam, then why was it not mentioned in the Qur'an itself? I believe only in the Qur'an authenticated hadeeth's.

"Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He revealed THIS BOOK FULLY DETAILED? The word of your Lord is COMPLETE in truth & justice." (6:114-115)

 

Whether music is halal or haram depends on the situation. or example, would anyone say that it is halaal to listen to music that curses Allah and our Prophet. Nauzubillah! It is most certainly haraam. Would anyone say that listening to music which increases one's remembrance of Allah (like the Yusuf Islam song quoted earlier) and resides within the limits of Ahadith is haraam? It is obviously not.

 

Anyone who stands against Allah is sinful, he doesn't have to sing to do that. The fact that you have classified some music as haram and some halal proves that it is solely based on your personal opinion. Don't let the hadith or all these 'scholars' speak for the Qur'an, let the Qur'an speak for itself.

 

 

We should avoid music and listen to Qur'anb in order to draw nearer to Allah swt.

 

You appear to classify music and Qur'an on the opposite sides of the fence. Music does not have to be complementary to the Qur'an in order to be 'halal'. Music or anything else in the world is fine until it becomes a direct offence towards God.

 

Music in most cases provides no reward, and brings evil thoiughts and is responsible for misleading such a great majority of our muslim youth.

 

Music provides motivation and relief. It has proven scientific benefits. Music is not responsible for misleading the youth, we are! If Osama Bin Laden kills an innocent citizen on behalf of Islam, do we hold the Qur'an or the person himself responsible for his acts?

 

Why should we listen to what those who have no imaan, no self-control, no morals listen to?

 

Because Allah gave all human beings an equal standing. We are no more perfect than they are. Regardless of who they are, they might have something useful to contribute.

 

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All your proof was indirect and based on personal analogies. Bring me one direct verse from the Qur'an classifying music as haram, and I will stop listening to it once and for all.

 

Both Qur'an and Music are a source of inspiration, guidance and motivation. Qur'an being above Music does not mean that music is prohibited/haram.

 

Jawad Shuaib

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