The Islamic Ruling on Music and Singing: Part 4. [Especially Directed towards the Youth]

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THE SECOND VERSE: 
Another verse alleged to be proof of the illegality of music, singing, etc is mentioned in Soorah Al-Israa as follows: 
After Iblees (Satan) refuses to bow before Adam as ordered, he requests that Allah grant him respite until the Day of Resurrection, so that he may misguide all but a a few of the descendants of Adam (peace be upon him). Allah, the Glorious and Exalted, addresses Satan thus, 
{And excite any of them whom you can with your voice. Assault them with your cavalry and infantry, be a partner with them in their wealth and children, and make them promoses. But Satan promises them nothing except deceit.}(*31) 

It is related that some of the commentators from the generation of the taabi'een, such as Mujahid and Dahhaak,(*32) interpreted Satan's exciting mankind with his voice to mean through the use of music, song and amusement. Ad-Dahaak said it was the sound of wind instruments. However, according to Ibn Abbaas, the voice mentioned in the verse refers to every form of invitation which calls to disobedience to Allah, the Exalted.(*33) After mentioning the various interpretations of the commentators, At-Tabari says, "The most correct of these views expresses that verily, Allah, the Blessed and Exalted, said to Iblees,  
{Excite whosoever of Adam's progeny you can with your voice,} 
and He did not specify any particular type of voice. Thus, every voice which is not an invitation to Allah's worship and to His obedience is included in the meaning of Satan's 'voice' which is referred to in the Quraanic verse."(*34) 

In conclusion, this verse - like the preceding one - is too general in its meaning, and is not by itself an explicit and unequivocal proof of the prohibition of music and singing, except in the case that such singing and music invites or leads to disobedience to Allah. Therefore, one must look at other unambiguous texts, which clearly show music, singing, etc. to be prohibited intrinsically and not due to some extraneous variable. 

If you achieve anything from this, then ALL PRAISES ARE FOR ALLAH THE LORD OF THE WORLDS, only the mistakes are mine. I hope you will forgive me for those mistakes :)

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