Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Imām Ibn Al-Qayyim (Nūnīyah): Habitually listening to music can lead to Shirk. Commentary of Shaykh Khalīl Harrās


Imām Ibn al-Qayyim said in his Nūnīyah:

By Allah, the one who is addicted to listening music will never be free from joining [others] with The Most Merciful.

As the heart is the house [where] Allah, the Majestic, [is singled out] with love and sincerity along with Ihsān.

If it is attached to music, it makes it a slave to every male and female [singer].

Shaykh Khalīl Harrās commented upon these lines of poetry:

Consider what we witness in these days from the attachment of some of this nation to those who gained fame through singing and music, from the likes of Umm Kulthūm, ‘Abdul Wahhāb, ‘Abdul Halīm Hāfidh, Sabāh and others.

Verily, you do not find the majority  of this nation except that they are slaves of these individuals, and they have been afflicted through them with the greatest affliction.

To the extent that young boys and girls memorize their songs by heart and it is possible that many of them have not memorized the opening Surah of the Book [Fatihah].

Explanation of Al-Nūnīyah (2/372-373)

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