Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“The majority of the munaafiqeen (hypocrites) of my Ummah are its qaaris.”
“Singing cultivates nifaaq (hypocrisy in the heart) just as water cultivates plants.”
Yesterday (19th April, 2015) we suffered the calamitous misfortune of our city, Port Elizabeth being darkened with the accursed shadows of three faajirs, faasiqs, hypocrites and clowns. The one crank was billed as a ‘famous Qur’aan reciter”. The above quoted Hadith covers this moron reciter. The other moron quack is a performing vile qawwaal who plunders the Names of Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in his songs of nafsaani lust. The third member of the accursed triumvirate is a presenter of Radio Shaitaan, notorious for his filthy, devilish, haraam broadcasts. The venue for the performances of the munaafiq, qawwaal and clown was an outfit, Daarul Jahaalah (the House of Ignorance).
Let it be understood that the singing and the qiraa’t of these unfortunate cranks posing as Deeni personnel are haraam. Whilst the country is aflame, and millions of Muslims suffering all over the world, these senseless morons indulge in haraam merrymaking performances for the haraam boodle and cheap publicity. They pollute the hearts of people and defile the Musaajid with their haraam performances and riya recitals. Entertaining the public with singing is haraam. There is CONSENSUS of all Math-habs on this issue. Singing for public entertainment is HARAAM.
Deceits and crooks attempt to mislead the ignorant and unwary by claiming that such haraam singing is permissible according to the Shaafi’ Math-hab. This is indeed a vile slander flung against Imaam Shaafi’ and the Shaafi’ Fuqaha in general.
The following Hadith explicitly condemns and curses these devilish singers who hoodwink the ignorant masses with the deception of ‘religious’ songs. But these ‘religious’ songs are what is known as Talbeesul Iblees (the Deception of the Devil).
“Safwaan Bin Umayyah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Amr Bin Qurrah said (to Rasulullah – sallallahu alayhi wasallam): ‘I am very unfortunate. I do not see any way for acquiring my rizq except by means of my duff. Therefore, grant me permission to sing such songs which will be devoid of any immorality.’ Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:”I do not give you permission. There is no honour and no goodness (in what you are saying about singing). O Enemy of Allah! You are a Liar! Most certainly, Allah has ordained for you halaal rizq, but you have chosen what Allah has made haraam for you in place of what He has made halaal for you of the nourishment He has ordained for you.” (Baihqi, Tabaraani, Dailami).
Entertaining the public with even so-called ‘religious’ songs devoid of immorality (fisq and fujoor) is haraam. This accursed triumvirate of clowns, in the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) are the “enemies of Allah”. They are “liars”, frauds and crooks, plundering the Akhlaaq and destroying the Imaan of ignorant Muslims who flock to these clownish shows and performances for the acquisition of lustful gratification.
Imaam Shaafi (rahmatullah alayh), denouncing these fraud and heretical qawwaals, said: “I left behind in Iraq something which the zanaadiqah (heretics – a class of kuffaar who believe that they are Muslims) have introduced. They call it taghyeer. With it they divert people from the Qur’aan.”
Taghyeer is qawwaali type of singing extolling Allah Ta’ala. It refers to the so-called ‘religious’ songs with which the clown-qawwaals dupe people, taking their minds away from Allah Ta’ala by deception, tricking them into hallucinating that their corrupt spirits are soaring in sublimity in the celestial realms of the Angels, whilst in reality shaitaan is blowing his rijs into their nostrils and excreting in their ears and brains. Imaam Shaafi’ (rahmatullah alayh) branded them zanadiqah (kaafirs-heretics).
Imaam Shaafi’ (rahmatullah alayh) also said: “Singing (ghina) is Makrooh (Tahrimi) lahw (amusement). Whoever engrosses in it is a fool. His testimony is rejected (in an Islamic court).”
Qaadhiyul Qudhaat, Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Muzaffar Shaami said:
“Neither is singing permissible nor is it permissible to listen to it, nor drumming with sticks. Whoever attributes permissibility to Ash-Shaafi’ has lied. Indeed, Ash-Shaafi said in his Kitaab, Adabul Qaadhi,that one who persists on listening to singing, his testimony (shahaadat) must be rejected and his integrity (adaalat) would be vitiated.”
Ibn Hajar Haitami (Shaafi’) states: “In two places of Imaam Raafi’s Kitaab, Ash-Sharhul Kabeer, it is mentioned with clarity: ‘Singing is Haraam.’ In Raudhah, Imaam Nawawi adopted this view.”
Explaining with great clarity the prohibition of the type of haraam qiraat-qawwaali gatherings organized for the triumvirate of clowns and cranks, Allaamah Ibn Hajar (rahmatullah alayh) sates:
“Qurtubi (rahmatullah alayh) narrated from Imaam Tartusi (rahmatullah alayh) that he was asked about those people who gather at a place and begin the proceedings with Tilaawat of the Qur’aan-e-Kareem. Thereafter one person stands up and sings some poetry. Then all present lapse into ecstasy and begin swaying (in a form of a dance) simultaneously beating the duff. Is it permissible to join this company of people?
He (ImaamTartusi) replied: ‘According to the Akaabir Sufiya’ this practice is highly erroneous and deviation. Islam means only Kitaabullah and the Sunnat of the Rasool (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). It is never permissible for any person who has Imaan in Allah and the Aakhirah to join such people nor aid them in this unlawful practice. This is the Math-hab of the Four Imaams and of other Mujtahideen. Some people cite the stories of the Mashaaikh in substantiation of dancing and singing………..
The most important argument in this regard is that we do not believe that these stories (which are attributed to the Mashaaikh) are true. It is quite probable that just as the zindeeqs have attributed many fabrications to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), so too have they done with regard to the Mashaaikh. On the assumption that the Mashaaikh did practise these deeds, which obviously they did not, then it should be understood that for us proof is firstly Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), then the Sahaabah, then the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen…”
Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani categorically confirms, by quoting Allaamah al-Qurtubi, that there is no difference of opinion regarding the prohibition on what the deviant sufis have innovated in this regard:
“As for what the Sufis have innovated in this regard, then there is no difference (of opinion)regarding its prohibition. However, the souls full of desire have overcome many people who have attributed themselves to righteousness, to the extent that many of them practiced the acts of lunatics and children. They would dance in uniform motions and continuous abrupt stops. Their disrespect reached a level where some of them considered these actions to be among deeds that draw one closer (to Allah), a righteous action that will earn them an exalted state. In reality, this is from the ways of the disbelievers, and the sayings of the insane, and Allah is the one from Whom we seek aid.” End of Qurtubi’s quote. (Fath al-Bari, vol. 2, p. 570-571, no. 949)
This clinches the argument. The qiraat-qawwaali merrymaking party of the three clowns held at Daarul Jahaalat is among the major sins. People of true Imaan should never participate in such evil merrymaking functions.
All the spurious arguments of the legalizers of singing are adequately answered in our book, Sautush Shaitaan (the Voice of Shaitaan). The book is available from us.
The abode of such qaaris who perform for public entertainment is Jubbul Huzn (The Pit of Grief). Explaining Jubbul Huzn, the Hadith says:
It is not permissible to attend a gathering where a faasiq qaari recites. Shaving the beard is a kabeerah sin which renders the man a faasiq. Every moment the ghadab and la’nat of Allah Ta’ala descend on a person who is beardless as a result of shaving his beard.
To attend such a gathering is to honour the faasiq. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “When a faasiq is honoured, the Arsh of Allah shudders.” Furthermore, these qaaris with their belief that it is permissible to shave the beard are guilty of bid’ah, and regarding a man of bid’ah, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “He who honours a man of bid’ah, aids in the demolition of Islam.”
When one goes to listen to the qiraa’t of a faasiq qaari, one is in fact honouring him. The faasiq is given front stage, musaafahah (shaking hands) and muaanaqah (embracing) are made with him. He is respectfully addressed. In general he is treated as a guest of honour. Whoever denies this fact, is a liar. Thus the contention that he is not honoured is baseless. Regardless of whether one has the intention of honouring or not honouring, the mere attendance of the function is to aid, support and honour the faasiq qaari who shows absolutely no shame for Allah Ta’ala and the Makhlooq. The actions of the people clearly testify that they are honouring him.
Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that in Jahannam there is a valley which daily petitions Allah Ta’ala 400 times to save it from the heat of that valley. The name of this valley in the dregs of Jahannum is Jubbul Huzn. When the Sahaabah asked about those who are destined for entry into this terrible Valley of Torment, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that Jubbul Huzn has been prepared for the Qaaris who display their a’maal. This will be the ultimate destination of fussaaq qaaris who barter the Qur’aan Majeed for this dunya.
The miserable plight of such qaaris is aggravated manifold when their evil is supplemented by the evil of the satanic qawwaali singer who forms part of the shaitaani show. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“Recite the Qur’aan. Do not eat with it.”
Do not make the Qur’aan a source for raking in boodle. This is the profession of the munaafiq qaaris. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“The life of this world is but play and amusement, and the Abode of the Aakhirah is best for those who fear (Allah). What have you no intelligence?”
30 Jamadiyuth Thaani 1436 (20 April 2015)