(SHORT): Music, Jinn & Guys

>> Monday, February 14, 2011

(We're tackling 3 questions today-- watch us try to keep it short and sweet :P Can we do it?! )

What do you think of music? What's your take on it?

It’s nice that you want to know our opinions but you know,dearest sister, our opinions don’t really qualify as we’re not actually scholars or anything. But anyways, here’s the thing….the way I think of music is really summed up well here:

*Yup....Porn with words*

So! How do you stop listening to it?

Well, number one, try to delete all the music you have. It might be a bit hard for you, so you might wanna try asking a ‘religious friend’ to do it for you, LOL. Tell your school friends/ facebook friends that you're trying to stop and you'd really appreciate their support/ help.

Try to look for Islamic alternatives. Substitute ‘music’ with nasheeds....

If for example, you're used to listening to music while you’re driving or on your way somewhere- how about downloading some cool Islamic lectures on interesting topics and listening to those instead. You can also, start looking for a favorite Qur’an recitor and listen to some more Qur’an.Again, Islamic nasheeds might really help you :)

May Allah make things easier for you and bring you closer to Him. InshaAllah, our readers can help by pitching in their own ideas on how to quit (Haha, we're making y'all do the work!)

Do you know any websites that talk about jinns ? How do they get in a person & how do you protect yourself? Cause lately a few people in our mosque have had jinns in them, and some didn't want to get out. I thought they were the same as Sejtan.

GREAT question. The jinn sure are mysterious beings...but don't worry! We sure do know some good sites about it:

This pretty much explain them well:  and also this one: 

Little Miss Aunty and I also wrote about 'the jinn' based on an Islamic book we read in this magazine. Choose the pages 19 and 20.(It says the same thing as the other links, though, LOL.).

It explains how to protect yourself, too, and how they come in. May Allah protect us all :D

Is dancing with a guy (just a friend) haram? Not the gross dirty dancing or slow dancing kind, just the jumping up and down, silly kind of dancing.

Dearest Curious,

Hmmm, try checking these earlier posts out. See this one and this one :)


Okay, y'all! Who da women?! Our first ever triple post :P

[As you can see, we're a bit busy at the moment, but planning to answer your wonderful comments soon. Jazakun Allah koli khair!]

11 wonderful sprinkely thoughts:

qistina February 14, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

lol it is indeed very short.
i've some tips insyAllah on how to stop music, other than nasheed, we also can listen to poetries like those from Boona Mohammed. mashAllah! trust me he is really good.
and might also wanna try start to memorize verses from the Quran. a really nice way to distract us from humming songs in our head :)

by the way, muhammad alshareef might be bringing alMaghrib to ALEXANDRIA! i mean how great is that? source - muhammad alshareef facebook page

Little Auntie February 15, 2011 at 2:58 AM  

Qistinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! You're back!! I was wondering about you.... I was wondering what happened to you during the Egyptian revolution. It is so nice to hear from you. And OMG if it's true that Muhammed Al Shareef is going to do that, I'm so joining. I've been dying to join an al maghrib course for ages. We'd do it together, right? You're in alex, too, right!! It would be awesome <3

Anyways, yes, Boona Mohammed is really good! I have heard a few of his, ma'shaAllah.

Ghadeer February 15, 2011 at 11:19 AM  

Salams sisters!
I've awarded you a stylish blog award. See here: http://spill-beans.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

Ellen Keim February 15, 2011 at 4:02 PM  

I have four things to say:
1) I would love nothing better than to listen to the Qur'an or Islamic poetry, but I'm not sure where to get it and then there is the problem of not being able to understand it when it's in Arabic. I still like the way it sounds, but sometimes I miss not knowing what is being said. I'm trying to learn Arabic but it's very difficult on my own.
2) I don't see how it can be a bad thing to listen to music that is in line with the word of Allah, that does not subvert His will or cause you to think bad things. I have a lot of music that is classical or instrumental only which is very soothing and uplifting and makes me feel closer to God.
3) Where can you find good music to exercise to that is not haram? I have what I consider clean music that has a good beat to it on my Shuffle and it really helps me to keep going when I'm walking that treadmill!
4) I agree completely with what the brother says on this video. And I would gladly give up music if I thought it truly was letting Shaytan in. I guess I'm not convinced that all music is of Shaytan.

Thank you for this discussion and keep up the great work that you do for us all.

Shireen Baig February 16, 2011 at 2:12 AM  

I haven't watched the video but for any sisters who have a doubt about music being haram or not please go on this link and watch the complete lecture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpPGdyjkc_E

Trust me, it would be worth your time :)

Shireen Baig February 16, 2011 at 2:13 AM  

^ i have not watched the video that is posted here on DLA, but i remember watching this episode of nouman ali khan :D

Abu mussab gives quite sensible and logical reasons behind it being haraam. you would totally love it. Don't miss it :D

Tasha February 16, 2011 at 3:02 PM  

Alhamdulillah.... I do not listen to music anymore... try to avoid it as much as possible... it is not that hard!

Anonymous,  February 17, 2011 at 6:55 PM  

Salam alaikum,
For a former vocalist like me, it was hard at first. seriously, wallah..
But I manage to leave it step by step.
First by no longer watch videos and listen to foul language. This is easy to leave.
And then only rock instrumental guitar, harder because i got all the reason, no foul language, no foul videos, so this was hard.
But now, no music at all.
I honestly dont like so called most islamic music, no difference from western marketing, they're just bunch of cute guys selling their voices, and driving girls crazy, it is no difference than Jon Bon Jovi singing how to stop global warming, and Bon Jovi is cuter. (sorry thats my opinion)
So now, you can only find mp3 converted lectures and qur'an.
Alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin, i dont miss music at all.

But i still suggest my former band members only to listen to rock instrumental, because it is better than all the other rock videos available.

Little Auntie February 18, 2011 at 5:55 AM  

wa'alykum as salam wa rahmatullah wa barkatoo,

Jnana, jazakillah koli khair. Truly not expected at all!

Ellen, I can imagine how hard it is for you especially with not being able to understand the Qur'an. I'm trying to wrack my brain and think of where you can get something to listen to but all that is coming to my mind are Arabic nasheeds, lol, which is not going to help, either. I know a lot of people listen to Zain Bikha- have you heard of him?

As for music being 'haram', there is a lot of discussion surrounding that. I see Shiru has posted a video for us- I've been meaning to check it out but didn't get to- but maybe you can take a look at it.

The thing is sometimes we don't understand why something would be made impermissible. Think of it this way- why do we pray 3 rakaahs for maghrib and 4 for Isha? Sometimes, we don't have the answers, but we have texts that tell us what to do and what not to. So in general, I am wary of trying to understand 'why something is made haram', if you get me...I just know that if something is haram there must be good reason- and maybe I as a mortal just can't perceive it...

But yeah, I do need some inspiration for going on my own treadmill. Man, we bought that thing and I thought I'd be all on it, working out, and I have barely touched it. *Shame on me* :P

Tryer, thanks for visiting us here. Alhamdillah for you :)

Ria, wow, as a vocalist I can bet it was something 'hard' for you to give up. I'm not so sure about the guy bands though who sing- not that I approve of all that they do...To be honest, I don't even listen to them, but it's just that the difference could lie in their intention. I'd like to give them that- you know what I mean? That their intention is to provide some 'islamic lyrics' rather than just get girlie's attention. ;)

Anonymous,  February 18, 2011 at 7:14 AM  

Little Auntie, thank you for responding so fast! LOL

I don't judge their intention at all, nobody knows but them and Allah swt.
Their faces are just marketing tools.
It is better for the sisters to listen to them.
I once heard Raihan from Malaysia, and also Native Deen from USA, they are not bad at all (i mean,the song).
May Allah guide their intention and the sisters's heart.
but no, no music :D

Little Auntie,  February 18, 2011 at 7:49 AM  

LOL, I thought YOU replied fast!

But anyways, We agree.

I also think they should avoid 'video clips' and keep it just 'audio'. Ameen to your dua :)

Jazakillah Ria. I always love your contributions :)

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