بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Music, Songs, Novels, Movies & Theaters
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Islaamic Music, Songs and Movies are NOT Forbidden in Islaam
Read or Listen or Watch the Debates and Lectures by Muslims Scholars to increase your knowledge
And of mankind is he who purchases (Non-Islaamic) idle talks (i.e. music, songs, poetry, stories, novels, movies, theaters, dramas etc., which deviates from Islaam) to mislead from the Path of Allah without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allah, the Verses of the Quraan) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-Fire). [Al_Quraan_031.006]
There is NO harm on those Music or Songs which are used for Education specially for Kids which are not against Islaam and also there is NO harm on those Music or Songs which praise Allah as well. True Islamic Music or Songs are ok. BUT Be aware from those Music, which says it is Islaamic BUT those are full of SHIRK, e.g. If in any Music or Song, it is said "Full my Bag O'Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) e.t.c. or something similar, it is Clearly SHIRK.
It is found that Kids learn more efficiently with the help of Audio Visual Music, Songs, Novels, Movies etc.
In Brief there is a GREAT attraction in Music and Songs and if we fill Music and Songs with words that praise Allah, it could be very attractive, e.g. People of the World, Do you know the Truth about Islaam. It is all about family and charity and praying to one God... and it is also a Great Jihaad to do Dawah.
And excite [befool them gradually] any of them whom you can with your (Non-Islaamic) voice (i.e. music, songs, poetry, stories, novels, movies, theaters, dramas and other call for Allah's disobedience), and urge their horse and foot against them, and be a partner in their wealth and children, and promise them. Satan promises them only to deceive. [Al_Quraan_017.064]
The Day of Resurrection draws near, None besides Allah can avert it, (or advance it, or delay it). Do you then wonder at this recital (the Quraan)? And you laugh at it and weep not, Wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and (Non-Islaamic) amusements (i.e. music, songs, poetry, stories, novels, movies, theaters, dramas etc.). So fall you down in prostration to Allah, and worship Him (Alone). [Al_Quraan_053.057-062]
Think how we are wasting out costly time. Think again how Satan has taken our expensive time. Why we don’t have time to think about the unity of Muslim Ummah and doing Dawah? One of the answers could be:
Non-Islaamic Music, songs, poetries, stories, novels, movies, theaters, dramas etc.
Action Items for the Muttaqun:
1> Get rid of those Indian, western and all other (Non-Islaamic) Music, songs CDs and Videos etc.
2> If you had a large (Non-Islaamic) music collection like a kafir has, have a collection just as large, but instead fill your library with Islamic Collections.
3> Think about how many hundreds or maybe even thousands of dollars you've spent on music CD’s, Videos and tapes that you could now spend on a home Islamic library.
4> Spend your valuable time studying Quraan, learning to perfect your Salaah, engaged in Ibaadah and spreading Dawah.
Remember... Allah, subhana watala, sees everything we do!