Monday, 24 December, 2012

Harms of Anasheed - A compilation by Dr. Saleh as-Saleh [rahimahullah]

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Are there Islamic Nasheeds? By Shaykh Saleh Al-Fawzan

Question:A considerable amount of discussion has taken place with regards to ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’; some have given a formal, legal opinion of it being permissible, whilst others hold them to be an alternative to music. What is your opinion with regards to the above, your eminence?

Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al- Fowzaan answers:

The phrase ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ is incorrect, because it is a newly invented phrase. Hence, for this reason there are no such things [known as] ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ in the books of the pious predecessors, and from the rulings of those who are considered and relied upon to be from amongst the people of knowledge.
Rather what is well known is that the Sufis [1] are the ones who have accommodated and incorporated these ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ into their Deen, and they name this Deen of theirs as (السماع) ‘As Samaa’[2].
In this day and age, when different parties & groups have arisen and increased, this has resulted in all these groups & parties adopting their own fanatical zealous anthems which they have named as ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’. This labelling of ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ has no authenticity or soundness [in our Deen]. Therefore, it is not permissible to accept these Nasheeds or to circulate and promote them amongst the people.
Allaah is the possessor of all prosperity & success.

[Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan|Reference: Majallatut-Da’wah No: 1632. 7th Dhul-Qa’dah 1418 A.H. Corresponding to 5th March 1998]

  1. For a detailed case study on the history of Sufism & their heretic beliefs refer to the English translation of the book ‘The reality of Sufism’ by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ ibn Haadee Almadhkhalee, published by Alhidaayah, Birmingham, U.K. [TN]
  2. A gathering of Sufis who listen & chant songs [with music] about Allaah, [TN]


Shaykh 'Abdul Muhsin al-'Abbaad said:
"A person should spend his time with what will give him good in return in this life and the life after this. Let him occupy himself with remembrance of Allaah, read the Qur'aan and beneficial books. Moreover, it is also fine to listen to beneficial poetry which urges to noble character and good adab. But as for these Anasheed which are listened to in these times, and which are sung in choirs to thereafter be recorded and sold, one should neither listen to them nor care about them (i.e one should ignore them)."

(al-Qawl al-Mufeed fee Hukm-il-Anaasheed, p. 70)


i had setup this blog few year ago and i was unaware of the legal ruling on nasheeds from our scholars, i ask Allah to forgive me and would advice you to stay away from them and invest your time in seeking knowledge from scholars and busy yourself with things that would help you in this life and hereafter.