Monday, June 11, 2012
What is music and why is it so important to us?
Music in Islam by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr.Tahir-ul-Qadri [ Sahih Bukhari & Muslim] * MUST WATCH * 1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/music
-The science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity.
-Vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony
-An art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.
-The tones or sounds employed, occurring in single line (melody) or multiple lines (harmony), and sounded or to be sounded by one or more voices or instruments, or both.
-The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre.
-Vocal or instrumental sounds possessing a degree of melody, harmony, or rhythm.
Introduction to Arabic, Ottoman & Persian Calligraphy
by Elisabeth Kvernen
This video introduces the viewer to Arabic script calligraphy in the Arab, Ottoman and Persian traditions. It discusses the unique features of the Arabic alphabet, and gives an overview of the process of learning calligraphy. The video is featured on the website CalligraphyQalam.com.
Is Music Haram in Islam? (Dr Zakir Naik) +Sheikh Bilal Philips on Music in Islam
"Say (O Muhammad), "I have no power to benefit myself, or harm myself. Only what God wills happen to me. If I KNEW THE FUTURE, I would have increased my wealth, and no harm would have afflicted me. I am no more than a warner, and a bearer ...of good news for those who believe." 7:188
"Say (O Muhammad), "I am not different from other messengers, I have NO IDEA what will happen to ME OR TO YOU. I ONLY follow what is revealed to me. I am NO MORE than a profound warner." 46:9
Those who really appreciate music and the beautiful voices that God created, are more appreciative of God's creations and closer to God than those who prohibit what God did not and see evil in every beautiful creation of God.
"Say, "Who proh...ibited the nice things God has created for His creatures, and the good provisions?" Say," such provisions are to be enjoyed in THIS life by those who BELIEVE. Moreover, the good provisions will be exclusively theirs on the Day of resurrection." We thus explain the revelations for people who know." 7:32 (QURAN)
MUSIC AND SINGING WERE NEVER PROHIBITED BY GOD. They are part of the most beautiful creations of God. As long as they do not call on the people or encourage them to commit sins, they are for the TRUE BELIEVERS TO ENJOY while remembering God with every beautiful note or rhythm. Those who prohibit what God never did in the Quran will be surprised on the Last Day when the messenger of God will complain to God from them, See 25:30.
Is it time yet to wake up and follow the QURAN, instead of following the man-made law
Chapter 24: Young women can sing and play the tambourine at weddings and similar occasions Narrated by Ar-Rubai 'bint Mua'auwith: The Prophet (SAWS) came to me after consummating his marriage with me and sat on my bed as you (the sub-narrator) are sitting now, and young girls were beating the tambourine and singing and mourning for my father, who had been killed on the battle of Badr. Then one girl said: "There is a prophet (SAWS) among us who knows what will happen tomorrow. " The Prophet (SAWS) said (to her), "Do not say this, but still say what you said before."