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Are Muslims allowed to enjoy and play music??

Just curious....I'm researching Islam and its hard to decipher propaganda from truth.


Asked by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on May. 25, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Farra.. it shouldn't sadden you you are right Allah does forsee britney and eveything in this world. even this conversation, for he is the knower of everything, the seer of everything the hearer and the one who says Be and it is.
    muslims have the most beautiful words of Allah and we are honored to recite his words. If you want to call it culture then in it is. The recitation of the Quran is the cornerstone of our civilization. when a person hears the words and Allah opens the heart to them even if you don't understand the language, it moves you to tranquilty to peace, to hope and to love.

    It sounds sweet and melodious beautified as Allah asked to be beautified. It is a shield, a protection, a comforter like no other.

    it is the bridge between the Lord of the heavens and Earth. and those of us who know... we strive to listen to it day and night or at least remember it well, for the remembrance of allah is far greater

    Answer by Aasiyah at 3:10 PM on May. 27, 2009

  • Truth. Muslims are not allowed to listen to music, enjoy it, indulge in it. That is from idle talk and Allah forbids it. it is from those forms of distraction that come from the enemy (satan).
    there are some misguided muslims who have meshed other religions with the islam and have distorted it and made music permissible when it isn't.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 8:00 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • what is permissible is the girls/women playing what is called a duff without cymbals or bells and these can be used during festivals which are weddings parties and our eid celebrations. men are not to use them. Also some will use what they call "islamic anasheed" which is not really islamic because for something to be islamic there has to be proof from the religion and what is permissible or impermissible. these things are used by some people to worship God in a way which God did not prescribe.
    the prophet said that what is introduced into the religion that he did not command then that is misguidance and misguidance is in the fire.

    people may have good intention but the intent must be accompaniend with sound evidence and cannot exceed the boundaries of what was allowed and commanded either by Allah or his messenger.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 8:06 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • OP ...... Thank you Aasiyah.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:19 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • I think it depends on how strictly you follow Islam. There are those that are very strict and those that are more relaxed. Just like any other religion. My aunt is Muslim but she doesn't wear the head scarf and listens to music. Its all about whats right for the individual.

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 8:34 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • Actually its not what is right for the individual and it's not about the person. It's about accepting all of the religon without cherry picking what you will and will not follow. Are people going to go to hell for listening to music... well that is upto God. however as muslims we struggle to maintain our religion and those who are more relaxed just do things that are forbidden.. those who are "strict" follow the book or try to. big difference.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 8:40 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • however doesn't mean that because they follow the book they are doing it right... everybody falls short.. one way or another. however the truth is that Islam is islam and then there are the worshippers.. and islam states that music is idle talk used by the devil to distract ...we can't judge islam by the poeple because most of the people got it wrong. somehow, in somethings.. not all but in enough that you have to work really hard at finding out what is true and what is not.

    op.. you can go to,, to read more about islam

    Answer by Aasiyah at 8:44 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • i had a hard time letting go of music when i first converted to islam. hec i'm puerto rican and we just LOVE music. we love the lyrics, the beats and the movements it takes your body into. but it was one of the first things i let go of I just packed up every cd i owned, every album, every tape and dumped it in the garbage. and i started to by lectures from the scholars, from the students and i bourght cd's with the recitation of the Quran ..and i started listening to them and filling my heart, brain and body with good righteous talk. now every now and then i find myself in the position where i have no choice but to hear it. stores, cars, houses. right now as i type my neighbor is playing spanish music. i try not to tune into the lyrics or the beats. Many famous people have left music because of its forbiddence. it's a struggle but not one we can't manage. beside most music is talkinga bout forbidden things... or jesus

    Answer by Aasiyah at 8:50 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • WHY is it forbidden though and where does it say that specifically it is? Are you allowed to sing without music or is singing forbidden as well?

    Answer by IhartU at 9:11 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • Aasiyah, if they are not allowed to listen to music does that also mean they are not allowed to watch television? I am just curious

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on May. 25, 2009