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Music in the Quran

Here are four Ayats of the Qur’an which forbid the Muslims from indulging into music. “So abstain from the pollution of the idols and abstain from false vain words.” (22:30). The Arabic word “Zoor” has several meanings which include falsehood and the musical expressions. According to Imam Ja’far As-Sadiq (a.s.) “pollution of the idols” means Chess and “Vain words” means music. See how ‘Music’ has been joined in this Ayat ... Read More »

Why has Islam prohibited music, and what is the philosophy in prohibiting it?

Why has Islam prohibited music, and what is the philosophy in prohibiting it?

Question: Why has Islam prohibited music, and what is the philosophy in prohibiting it? Answer: Music has become so common that most people are not ready to think about music in its proper perspective (about the bad evil effect of the music) and follow ferociously this wrong way of thinking according to which whatever is in common practice is seen to be without blemish. They are not ready to study ... Read More »

Is Islam Against Fun, Recreation and Joking?

Is Islam Against Fun, Recreation and Joking?

In order to answer this question, we first need to analyze what Islam’s viewpoint is on the purpose of the creation of mankind and the usage of natural blessings such as the mountains, jungles and legitimate recreation and joy and the like. The main source of Islamic law and teachings, the holy Quran says: “I did not create the jinn and the humans except that they may worship Me (so ... Read More »