Are you still LOST in Music ?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.


Are you still LOST in Music ?


|Just Short admonisher|


ALLAH says:




But there are, among men, those who purchase idle tales (Lahw Al-Hadith), without knowledge [or meaning], to mislead [men] from the Path of Allah and throw ridicule [on the Path]: for such there will be a Humiliating Penalty.
Surat Luqmān (Luqman) - Verse 6

When Allah mentions the blessed -- who are those who are guided by the Book of Allah and benefit from hearing it, as He says:


Allah has sent down the best statement, a Book (this Quran), its parts resembling each other in goodness and truth, oft-repeated. The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (when they recite it or hear it). Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allah. That is the guidance of Allah. He Guides therewith whom He pleases and whomever Allah sends astray, for him there is no guide.
Surat Az-Zumar - Verse 23


He connect that with mention of the doomed, those who turn away from the Qur'an and do not benefit from hearing the Words of Allah.


Instead, they turn to listening to flutes and singing accompanied by musical instruments.


As Ibn Mas`ud (may Allaah be pleased with him) commented about the Ayah:


(And of mankind is he who purchases Lahu Al-Hadith to mislead (men) from the path of Allah), he said, "This -- by Allah -- refers to singing.''




(And of mankind is he who purchases Lahw Al-Hadith to mislead (men) from the path of Allah without knowledge, )


Qatadah said:
"By Allah, he may not spend money on it, but his purchasing it means he likes it, and the more misguided he is, the more he likes it and the more he prefers falsehood to the truth and harmful things over beneficial things.'' It was said that what is meant by the words




(purchases idle talks) is buying singing servant girls.


Ibn Jarir said:

that it means all speech that hinders people from seeing the signs of Allah and following His path. His saying:


(to mislead (men) from the path of Allah) means, he does this to oppose Islam and its followers.




(and takes it by way of mockery.)




Mujahid said,

"This means mocking the path of Allah and making fun of it.''




(For such there will be a humiliating torment.) Just as they showed no respect to the signs and path of Allah, so they will be shown no respect on the Day of Resurrection, and they will be subjected to a painful, ongoing torment.


Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
Singing is worse and more harmful than stories of kings, because it leads to zinaa and makes hypocrisy grow (in the heart); it is the trap of the Shaytaan, and it clouds the mind.


The way in which it blocks people from the Qur’aan is worse than the way in which other kinds of false talk block them, because people are naturally inclined towards it and tend to want to listen to it.




THEN Allah says in NEXT VERSE:

(And when Our Ayat are recited to such a one, he turns away in pride, as if he heard them not -- as if there were deafness in his ear.)




Surat Luqmān - Verse 7


means, when these Qur'anic verses are recited to one who is fond of idleness and play, he turns away from them and does not want to hear them. He turns a deaf ear to them as if he can hear nothing, because it annoys him to hear them since he gains no benefit from them and has no interest in them.




(So announce to him a painful torment.) i.e., on the Day of Resurrection, which will hurt him just as much as listening to the Book of Allah and its verses hurt him.


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source:
TASFIR IBN KATHIR,
CHAPTER: The Doomed are preoccupied with Idle Talk and They turn away from the Ayat of Allah
[VIEW TASFIR IBN KATHIR]


Except Statement of Ibn al-Qayyim, (Ighaathat al-Lahfaan, 1/425).[source]
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