A studio based Live Sehri transmission with the charming Sanam Baloch and eminent Sufi scholar, Syed Bilal Qutab. The program will be packed with standard and special Ramazan specific segments and a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, musicians, comedians, politicians and an array of regular panelists.
Hosts: Syed Bilal Qutab and Sanam Baloch
“And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing) to mislead (men) from the path of Allaah…” [Luqmaan 31:6]
Al-Hasan al-Basri (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: this aayah was revealed concerning singing and musical instruments (lit. woodwind instruments). (Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 3/451).
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The view of the four Imaams is that all kinds of musical instruments are haraam. It was reported in Saheeh al-Bukhaari and elsewhere that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said that there would be among his ummah those who would allow zinaa, silk, alcohol and musical instruments, and he said that they would be transformed into monkeys and pigs… None of the followers of the imaams mentioned any dispute concerning the matter of music. (al-Majmoo’, 11/576).
Al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The four madhhabs are agreed that all musical instruments are haraam. (al-Saheehah, 1/145).
Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) said “From among my followers there will be those who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful” Sahih Bukhari
The Prophet said (which means), “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 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.’ Allaah 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.” [Al-Bukhari Volume 7, Book of drinks,Hadith 5590]. Sayings of the Scholars Regarding Music and Singing
Imam IbnTaymiyyah said, “Listening to music and sinful fun are among what strengthens the satanic ways the most. This is exactly what the disbeliever’s used to do. Allaah said, And their prayer at the House (of Allaah) was nothing but Muka ‘an and Tasdiyah. [8:35]. Ibn Abbas, ibn Umar and others said that Tasdiyah is clapping of hands, and that Muka’an is whistling. This was the Mushrikeen’s way of worship. The Prophet and his companions worshipped Allaah , according to His order, in their prayer, reading the Qur’aan and Dhikr (supplication). It never occurred that the Prophet and his companions gathered to listen to singing that is accompanied by clapping or using drums.”
Imam Ibn Taymiyyah also said regarding the person, whose habit is to listen to music, “His state of emotions becomes less passionate when he hears the Qur’aan. On the contrary, when he listens to instruments of the devil (music), he dances a lot. If the prayer is established, he either prays while sitting down or performs it as fast as when the roaster picks seeds. He dislikes listening to the Qur’aan and does not find beauty in it while reciting it. He has no taste for the Qur’aan and feels no love for it or pleasure when it is read. Rather, he finds pleasure if he listens to Mukaa’ or Tasdiyah. These are satanic pleasures and he is among those whom Allaah mentioned in the Ayah, And whosoever turns away from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allaah), We appoint for him Satan to be a companion for him. [43:36].” [Awliyaa’ Ar-Rahman]
The Religion of Islaam has made clear the prohibition of Music, as is clear from the Qur’aan, ahaadeeth of the Messenger and the understanding of the Companions , when all three are taken together.
From the Qur’aan:
Allaah says, what means: “Do you marvel at this statement, and laugh and do not weep, while you amuse yourselves [proudly] in vanities ? Rather, prostrate before Allaah and worship Him [alone].” [Surah An-Najm (The Star) Verse 59 to 62 ]
According to Ibn Abbaas , the word ‘saamidoon’ in this verse refers to the mushrikeen’s habit of singing and playing music noisily whenever they heard the Qur’aan being recited, in order to drown out the reciters voice so that others wouldn’t hear it.
Also, Allaah says (regarding Satan) what means: “‘And excite any of them whom you can with your voice. Assault them with your cavalry and infantry, be a partner with them in their wealth and children, and make them promises.’ But Satan promises them nothing except deceit.” [Surah Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) Verse 64]
Some of the taabi’een such as ad-Dahhaak and Mujaahid interpreted Satan’s exciting mankind with his voice to mean through the use of music, song and amusement. Ad-Dahhaak said it was the sound of wind instruments. However according to Ibn Abbaas , the voice mentioned in the verse refers to every form of invitation which calls to the disobedience of Allaah the Exalted, which seems to be the most correct interpretation.
Finally, Allaah says what means: “And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allaah without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allaah, the Verses of the Qur’aan) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire).” [Surah Luqman (Prophet Luqman) Verse 6]
Ibn Masood said about this verse “I swear by the One other than Whom there is no God that it refers to singing [ghinaa].”, and he repeated this three times. Ibn Abbaas said it referred to ‘singing and the like’ while Jaabir is reported to view its meaning to signify singing and listening to songs. Many taabi’oon such as Mujaahid, Ikrimah, Mak-hool and Umar ibn Shu’ayb viewed it as a censure of music and song.
From the ahaadeeth of the Messenger : Contrary to the commonly held belief, there are a number of authentic narrations from the Prophetic Sunnah which clearly point to the indisputable fact that music, instruments, singing to accompaniment, etc. are objects prohibited by the Islaamic Sharia. The exceptions to this general rule are specific , limited types of innocent singing or chanting without any instrumental accompaniment or to the accompaniment of a simple hand drum (daff) on certain occasions designated by the sunnah.
Unfortunately, many Muslims entertain the misconception that all the ahaadeeth relating to music, singing and musical instruments are either weak (da’eef) or forged (mawdoo’) – a position that is untenable.
The Narration of al-Bukhaaree: The Prophet said : “There will be [at some future time] people from my Ummah who will seek to make lawful fornication, the wearing of silk, wine drinking and the use of musical instruments [ma’aazif]. Some people will stay at the side of the mountain and when their shepherd comes in the evening to ask them for his needs, they will say : ‘Return to us tomorrow’. Then Allaah will destroy them during the night by causing the mountain to fall upon them, while He changes others into apes and swine. They will remain in such a state until the Day of Resurrection.” al-Jowhari, the author of the ancient dictionary ‘as-Sihaah’, asserts that ma’aazif signifies musical instruments, al-‘aazif indicates one who sings, and the ‘azf of the wind is its voice..
Az-Zabeedi also says that ma’aazif are instruments of leisure which are drummed upon or played, like the loot (‘ood) , the drum (tanboor), the small hand drum (daff) or other such musical objects.
Ibn Hajar in Fathul-Baaree relates that ‘azf is also used to describe singing (ghinaa).
This authentic hadeeth clearly establishes the prohibition of music and singing and this in itself is sufficient for the one who really wishes to see the Truth of the affair. However there are other authentic narrations on the subject that we quote below.
The Narration of Ibn Maajah : The Messenger of Allaah said : “A people of my Ummah will drink wine, calling it by other than its real name. Merriment will be made for them through the playing of musical instruments and the singing of female singers. Allaah will cleave the earth under them and turn others into apes and swine.” This hadeeth has also been narrated by al-Bayhaaqi and ibn Asaakir, and has been authenticated by the renowned scholar of hadeeth Ibn al-Qayyim.
Narrations of Ahmed bin Hanbal : The Messenger of Allaah said : “Verily Allaah prohibited wine, gambling and al-koobah; and every intoxicant is prohibited.” Sufyan said : ” I asked the narrator, Ali bin Badheemah, ‘ What is al-Koobah?’ He answered, ‘It is the drum’.”
The Messenger of Allaah said : “Verily Allaah has prohibited for my Ummah wine, gambling, a drink distilled from corn, the drum and the lute; while He supplemented me with another Prayer, the witr”
The Narration of Haakim and Others : That the Messenger of Allaah said : “Verily I did not prohibit weeping [per se], but rather I forbade two voices [sowtayn] which are imbecilic [ahmaq] and sinfully shameless [faajir]: one a voice [singing] to the accompaniment of musical amusement [lahw] and Satan’s [wind] instruments; the other, a voice [wailing] due to some calamity, accompanied by striking of the face and tearing of garments. But this [weeping off mine] stems from compassion, and whosoever does not show compassion will not receive it.” This hadeeth is graded Hasan, and has been strengthened by other narrations.
The Narration of Abu Bakr ash-Shaafi’ee : Anas bin Maalik related from the Prophet that “two cursed sounds are that of the [wind] instrument [mizmaar] played on the occasion of joy and grace, and woeful wailing upon the occurrence of adversity.”
These narrations should prove sufficient to show the illegality of music and singing to musical accompaniment to the one “has a heart or gives ear while he is heedful.” [Surah Qaf Verse 37].
From the statements of the Companions : The Sahaabah were the best people after the Messenger of Allaah , and best understood the deen of Islaam as they understood it directly from the Messenger . The ijmaa’ (consensus) of the Sahaabah is therefore binding upon the Muslim Ummah, as is the complete consensus of any generation of scholars on a certain religious issue.
The Companions unanimously agreed upon the prohibition of music and song but allowed particular exceptions specified by the authentic sunnah.
Everyone please stand up and give a loud clap for the “GENIUS BILAL KUTAB” ,
A GREAT FAQEEH of 2013., who has the guts to prove the great four imaams wrong.
The aaima declared musical instruments haram, as proved from ahadees, and our very respected bilal “tries to prove them halal.
Shame shame shame sleeping Ummah!
Today the people teaching you whats halal and haram, are those whom religion starts with “gaana or shaairi”, as stated by bilal “respected”.
Very well done ummat e Muslima!!!! very well done.
Keep it up!!!
Salute from me to respected bilal on his clever tactics. Keep going “hazrat molana mufti” bilal kutab sahab ,
You are not alone in the battle field don’t forget.
I’m sorry to say, comparing the use of alternative of Duff with Cars is totally a mess up… Use of Musical Instruments is a totally different issue then using Ride… and Bilal Sahib, just to make your point powerful, you and Sanam stormed with your own baseless arguments.
There are separate Rivayats about the use of Musical Instruments.. And you are comparing these with using Cars? That shows your knowledge of Islam…
That Mufti Sahab doesn’t seems to be a real one. What kind of Mufti he is who is not aware of proper references.. I think, you just bring a Dummy to show people that your point is valid….