Pop Stars in the Musjid

An international pop star was allowed to play his music in a Musjid. Though he was only given a few seconds, he got immediately on the act and used his time to the full. His complete band played along while he sang some lines from his latest release. There was a mixed response from those present. While most of the congregation were enraged, some did not seem bothered. After all, they also had pop bands playing …on their CELLPHONES, as ringtones.

This is unfortunately the tragic situation in most Musjids: Pop bands have played in the houses of Allah. In fact, as unthinkable as it may have been previously, music is often played around the Ka'ba and right in front of the Rowdah Mubaruk (mausoleum) of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa sallam), albeit from a cellphone.

In a Hadith Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa sallam) warned: ‘If my Ummah (community) becomes involved in 15 aspects, calamities and hardships will befall them.’ Among the 15 is when music and musical instruments will become rife in the Ummah. When even the Musjids have not been spared from music, what doubt can there be that this is a significant contributing factor in drawing down calamities?
Adopt a plain non-musical, ringing tone.

Al Haadi, vol 13, no. 3

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