Channel: Zakir Naik
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Good evening. My name is Nicola dental student, and 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, we have music in general music also we have you when you praise God when you show your emotions. Why is it sad the music and dance is not allowed. facade is a question that why is it in Islam that music and dance are prohibited? First I'll come to 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 the one sided open drum called stuff or definitely, besides that, the profit prohibited because if you analyze, it takes a person away from the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala from the remembrance of Almighty God, that is the reason when we hear these you know film song, 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 hero in my
mind vitae, Melissa Tara, Ganga, I'll get the moon for you, I'll get the staff for you. We know it's not possible, no man can get the the star of the moon for his lover. But yet we keep on repeating because the ambience 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, private and musical instruments except for death, or, as generally with your voice. For example, when a person recite the Quran,
reciting 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 ambience, otherwise, singing per se,
As long as the words of the song, they take you towards your credit, Allah subhanaw taala. If the words of the song take you away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even that type of song is priority. Number two, the second part, why is dancing prohibited?
There is no words in the Quran, or nobody that I know of. which says dancing, per se, is haram. But normally, because people dance
to show to the other people,
you know, we have danced performance on the stage.
Where as a part of Neptune, now the only bharatanatyam on the stage and 1000s of watching you. So normally in terms of the 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
as a show, as to entertain the people, it is prohibited. That is the reason dancing in public or dancing in parties were the opposite sex mixing many a time the rules of dancing, they conflict with the rule of Islamic Sharia.
Normally, when you have a dance, you have pairs,
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 hijab, 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 your own advice, you can do what you want as long as it doesn't go against the Sharia alone in closed doors, husband and wife what they want to do as long as it doesn't go again as a rule of the Quran and Hadith there is no problem.
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 hijab and you can hear my videocassette 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 there is an protect them and we don't want to exhibit them? That there is a professional which involves singing in public or dancing or modeling. These professions are prohibited for a lady. Hope that answers the question.