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Why are Music and Dancing not allowed in Islam?

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Zakir Naik

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Good evening. My name is Nicola. I'm a dental student. l my information about Islam is really less or whatever I know is because of my friends. My question is I've read this poster they say the music and dances like are not accepted in Islam. Why is that? I mean you cannot say it's generally also you can you know listen to music or singing or dance or whatever. You cannot just say like only for bharatnatyam or for any form of dance you have music in general music also you have you when you praise God when you show your emotions. Why is it said the music and dance is not allowed? freestyle is the question that why is it in Islam that music and dance are prohibited? First I'll come to

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music then I go to the dance. As far as music is concerned, a beloved partner masala Sallam said that the musical instruments as a general rule, they are prohibited except to give permission for the Duff, that is the one sided open drum called as Duff or deafly. Besides that, the profit prohibited because if you analyze, it takes a person away from the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala on the remembrance of Almighty God, that is the reason when we hear these you know film songs, whether it be Hindi, maybe Malayali, or Tamil or whatever it is, you find that in these film songs, most of the words that are mentioned, there are far away from reality. You know, the hero tells the

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hero in my luchando delay Ganga manasota gala Ganga, I will get the moon for you, I'll get the staff for you. We know it's not possible, no man can get the star of the moon for his lover. But yet we keep on repeating because the M Beyonds because of everything. So because of this general rule is that the music does take a person away from Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the reason a beloved Prophet privated musical instruments except for or as generally with your voice. For example, when a person recite the Quran

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recited the Quran, His voice is good, that's formatted but that takes a person towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. The musical instruments along in the background do create a different and beyonds otherwise, singing per se.

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It is

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MOBA optional.

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As long as the words of the song they take you towards your create Allah subhanaw taala. If the words of the song take you away from Allah subhanho wa Taala even that type of song is prohibited. Now coming to the second part, why is dancing prohibited?

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There is no verse in the Quran, or Hadith that I know of which is dancing per se is haram. But normally, because people dance

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to show to the other people,

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you know, we have dance performance on the stage

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where as a part of natyam. Now the only bharatanatyam on the stage and 1000s are watching you. So normally, in terms of the hijab reason, we wouldn't like to expose our ladies, our mothers, our sisters, our daughters on the stage, and 1000s of people looking at them. So any profession in which the body is used

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as a show, as to entertain the people, it is prohibited. That is the reason dancing in public or dancing in parties, where we are opposite sex mixing many times the rules of dancing, they conflict with the rule of Islamic Sharia.

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Normally, when you have a dance, you have pairs,

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male and female, and most of these pairs that the girlfriend boyfriend, and you dance in front of other people. So because it breaks the system of Islamic hedge out that the reason per se, it is prohibited because it goes against the system of a job. So you have to realize that many times when you dance, you dance in public, you go out for parties, and you move around. Otherwise, with you and your wife, you can do what you want as long as it doesn't go against the Sharia alone enclose those husband and wife what they want to do as long as it doesn't go against the rules of the Quran and Hadith, there's no problem.

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But because most of the time dancing exploits the body, it includes singing, dancing, you go on the stage and other people are watching so it breaks the rules of Sharia of the job. And you can hear my video said woman's rights in Islam modernizing outdated, which is in detail. Why do we Muslims protect? Why do we love Why do we revere a woman for because we love a woman. That's the reason to protect them and we don't want to exhibit them that there isn't professions which involve singing in public, or dancing or modeling. These professions are prohibited for a lady