When Allah Ta‟ala cursed and expelled Iblees (the Devil) from the heavens, he supplicated for a number of tools with which to ply his nefarious profession of Satanism on earth in his endeavour to entrap and destroy mankind. Among the things he supplicated for were a muath-thin (announcer) and a qur‟aan (scripture). Granting his supplication, Allah Ta‟ala informed him that his „muath-thin‟ would be musical instruments, and his „qur‟aan‟ would be poetry and singing. The first being in creation to sing was Iblees. The first person on earth who made musical instruments was Thoebaal. He was from the progeny of Qaabil who had murdered his brother Haabil. Both were the sons of Nabi Aadam (alayhis salaam). Shaikh Nasruddin Muhaqqiq (rahmatullah alayh) said: “When the false sufi sways to and from in his singing, the devil pokes him in his hind with his finger so that he sways swiftly to and from – right and left.” (Fatawa Burhaanah) Imaam Ahmad Bin Hambal (rahmatullah alayh) narrated: “Aisha (radhiyallahu anha) once said: „Once a female singer came to me and sang a song.‟ Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: „While this woman was singing, shaitaan was blowing in her nostrils.” It has been revealed (kashf) to some Auliya that shaitaan is always present at gatherings of music and singing. Shaitaan exercises his influence on the singers and dancers. He transports them into states of satanic ecstasy. He dances above their heads and even with them, and keeps them enraptured in his worship. Auliya have even witnessed shaitaan physically lifting some of these people and dancing with them. He sometimes lets out a loud scream, and the dancer collapses. In fact, nowadays many of them scream and squeal like insane swines.
Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “There is not a man who raises his voice with singing, but Allah sends two devils, one on either side of the singer. Both the devils strike their feet (dancing) until the singer ends his singing.” Those who indulge in the satanism of music and singing are pigs figuratively, and a time will dawn when they will become pigs physically. Thus Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “People in my Ummah will consume liquor, giving it some other name. Musical instruments and singing girls will be performing for them. Allah will cause the earth to swallow them, and of them He will transform into apes and pigs.” It is clear from many Ahaadith and the mukaashafaat (revelations) of many Auliya that shaitaan is always present at music sessions and shows. He regulates the proceedings and casts his spell on the participants and the audience. Shaitaan deceives and ensnares stupid Muslims into his den of satanism with even nazams and zain bhikha songs. The over-indulgence in nazams and all songs of the character called „zain bikha‟ are tools of shaitaan, which he employs to destroy Imaan.
from: AWAKE RAMADHAAN 1444/ MARCH – APRIL 2023