HADITH ON USING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR ZIKR NASHEED AND NAAT:
AND PERMISSION TO RECITE MAWLID AND POEMS OF /ABOUT PIOUS ONES/HISTORICAL EVENTS ETC
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
Madad Ya Rijal Allah Madad Ya Sultanul Awliya Madad
We are opening this Blog Page “Sufi Answers” with a celebration and written music in it and poem. As any real time celebration comes with some poems, music and singing!
The Enemies of the pious and main body of Islam accuse Muslim majority for using music!. They says music is haram and bidha in Islam. However, their attack against Sufis and Ahlu Sunna (Main body) is coming from their hypocrisy and double standard!
Below are the Hadith references for using Music in Islamic environment.
It was narrated that A’isha (Radiyallahu Ta’ala Anha) said: “Abu Bakar (Radiyallahu Anhu) entered upon me ,and there were two girls from the Ansar with me, singing about what the Ansar used to sing about the Day of ‘Bu’ath’. She said: “And they they were not really singers.”
Abu Bakar (Radiyallahu Anhu) said: “The wind instruments of Satan in the house of the Prophet (SallaAllahu alaihi Wa Sallam)?. That was on the day of ‘Eid’ (Al Fithr). But the Prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “O Abu Bakar, every people has its festival and this is our festival”. (Sahih)
Reference: Sunan Ibn Majah Vol-3 Page 90 Hadith 1898,Darussalam Publications.
Similar Hadith in sunan An-Nasa’i (Arabic-English) Hadith No: 1598 ,Vol2 Page 448-449 Darussalam Publishers
Note: Bu’ath was a place about two miles from Al Madinah where on that day before Islam, a battle took place between the Ansar tribe and tribe of Aus and Khazraj.
We see that Ansar used to commemorate (Urs) the major events in the life of their ancestors.
PERMISSION TO USE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND SINGING :
It was Narrated from Muhammad bin Hatib that Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said :”What differentiate between the lawful and unlawful is (beating) the Duff and raising the voices (in song) at the time of marriage ” (Hasan) Sunan Ibn Majah [Arabic-english ], Vol 3, Hadith 1896, Page 89.Darussalam publications, Saudi Arabia.
Comments by the Translators: Beating Duff on the occasion of weddings serves the purpose that all the people will know about marriage. Songs,poetry etc, may also be sung at this occasion so long as it’s wording is not contrary to the teachings of the Shari’ah; and only the young girls, who are not adult, are allowed to do so. This type of entertainment is allowed during the Eid days too.
Verdict: This hadith refute Wahhabi attack on Sufi people using musical instruments and singing in the Zikr. Also, there is no prohibition or restrictions on which instrument is allowed which is prohibited. Those days only duff and drums were available, people today use electrical instruments, aren’t people using electronic Quran and sound instruments today?.
So wake up people of misguidance!
SINGING TO PRAISE THE PROPHET (ALAIHSWALATHU WA SALAM):
It was narrated from Anas bin Malik that the Prophet (SallaAllahu alaihi wa Sallam) passed by some part of Al -Madinah and saw some girls beating their Duff and singing,
“We are girls from Banu Najjar
What an excellent neighbour is Muhammad”
The Prophet (SallaAllahu alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “Allah knows that you are dear to me” (Sahih) Sunan Ibn Majah 1899, Darussalam Publishers ,Saudi Arabia (Wahabi Publishers)
COMMEMORATION OF SPECIAL DAYS (BADR URS/ASHURA ETC WITH RECITING HISTORICAL POEMS)
It was narrated that Abu Hussain , whose name was Khalid Al-Madani,said:”We were in Al Madinah on the day of Ashura,and the girls were beating Duff and singing. We entered upon Ruba’i bint Mu’awwidh and mentioned that to her. She said: “the Messenger of Allah (SallaAllahu alaihi Wa Sallam) entered upon me on the morning of my wedding, and there were two girls with me who were singing and mentioning the qualities of my forefathers who were killed on the day of Badr. One of the thing they were saying was: “Among us there is a Prophet who knows what will happen tomorrow.” He (Prophet Salla Allahu alaihi wa Sallam) said: “Do not say this, for no one knows what will happen tomorrow except Allah” (Sahih), Sunna Ibn Majah 1897
Comments: In Sufi Paths (traditional Islam), it is still a traditions to sing and commemorate the life of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam, Sahaba ,ahlul bayth nd pious Imams and scholars.
Thise methods has a heritage and it is used as a means to keep the History and biography of Islam and Muslims alive, especially in the days when there is no abundance of paper or other methods to keep the History available to next generation, they preserved it through songs and poems and commemorated anniversaries.
Those who say this practice is Bidha and Haram, yet they run to some universities of yahudis and secularists for a Degree of Islam and write their own books and CDs to preach Islam, must be ashamed of accusing old traditional practices!
The Hadiths support that the practice of Urs (Commemoration of the martyrs and Saints) allowed.
In this Hadith , Prophet SallaAllahu alaihi Wasallam) prohibit saying: “The Prophet knows what happen tomorrow”
However, later Hadiths those especially in Bukhaari and Muslim, explains that Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam was given the Keys of heavens and earth and all knowledge is from Allah, and Allah gives Wisdom to Whoever He Will. And it is clear from other authentic hadiths from Bukhari and Muslim that Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam was given all knowledge concerning his nation!
We can see that, Music is allowed in Islam when it is used in religious ceremonies ,marriages, Islamic festivals, Dhikr gatherings etc!
We also see that Music is forbidden when it is used to incite lust ,earthly passions and to make attraction between men and women!. Even, we see that those who attack Sufis for using Music during Dhikr (Zikr) , those people (Wahabis/false tawheed groups) use music in their TV channels , for promoting their events and video trailers! They even use Hollywood film clips to promote “End of Time” subject based Dawah programs!.
You can see youtube videos of Peace TV.Huda TV etc using music in their trailers and programs. The false scholars who accuse Sufis for using Music, you can see their Youtube End of Times (Doomsday) Islamic lectures filled with music and hollywood movie clips!
Seek the Sufi Islamic Way, which is the only correct Path without any hypocrisy and double-standard!
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Question and Answer on Sufi Hadara (Gathering):
Question from a Sister: I had a question about the hadra practiced in the tariqat
It somewhat resembles the hasidic dance of jews which they practice on some occasions..and we are forbidden to do anything that resembles non muslim faith…
Can u clear this for me….it is bothering my mind
wa alaikumussalam wa RahmatuAllah wa Barakathu hu Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Many Jewish practices are from the Sunna of the Prophets Israel. We should remember that, when Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam reach Madina , he (alaihiswalathu wa salam) saw Jews fastin on Ashura, and Prophet Alaihiswalathu wa salam commanded Muslims to fast, by saying “we have more right to Musa (alaihissalam) than they.
Sufi Hadra are organised by high eminent shaykhs who are scholars of the religion too.
If dancing look like Hasidic jews and Islam forbid following Jews, why then Muslims wearing the dress of non-Muslims (like Jeans, tie and suite etc)? Doesn’t islam teach Sunnah cloth? Taking bank a/c in non-Muslim Usury banks etc could be serious sin than just dancing!
Salafis wearing scarf on their head, that is a Jewish practice too!. Wearing a plain topi (Hat) on the head is also a Jewish practice, Prophetic Sunnah is to wear a Turban over the cap!. see Sunan Abu Dawud Kitab Libas!. Women Wearing Niqab is also Jewish practice. If you have doubt You can look up google for images!
We do see in Hadith that , the COmpanions of the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam used to sing and dance moderately in the Mosques and gatherings.
Imitating Jews and Christians does not mean about dancing or eating. We eatin this days as Christians and Jews We growing beard as Jews We covering head as Jews! I mean to say, Jews cover head, usually without a turban. So If Muslim cover head and not wearing a turban, should we call it muslim initiating Jews by not wearing a turban?
We cannot say that, Muslims dancing singing Zikr and Durood, Naat etc
Jews dancing singing what they learned from their religion.
Bollywood sing and dance what they promote in their movie.
All are different context.
Muslims shake their body back and forth while reciting Quran, this is common in South Asia and Africa. this is inherited from Jews? Because the Jews shake their body while reading Torah …
So we can understand that just engaging in outward movement does not make us imitators of other faith.
This is why we differ from Jews in recitation ,or time, or occasion etc.
We should remember that the Food of Ahul Kitab is allowed for us.
Islamic acts are defined by what is Haram and Halal.
Islam is complete 1400 years ago, what is allowed is allowed forever,what is forbidden (haram) is haram forever.. Since dancing existed among Sahaba and thabi’een, and it was not forbidden.
Then what is not allowed or forbidden then, because it was not practiced or existed, such matters are discussed by Mujtahideen (Chief Scholars and Imams) and given verdict through scholarly conscience and analogy.
and finally, nobody ask Fatwa about this types of dance!:
In the golden period of Islam, entire Muslim scholarship followed the way of Sufism. This is enough proof that the true path is with in Tasawwuf
Don’t worry. We have answers. And speak the truth to their face, even if they are our children, brothers sisters or relatives.