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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Nimos, Feb 19, 2022.

  1. Nimos

    Nimos Well-Known Member

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    Does your religion prevent you from listening to certain types of music? I don't necessarily mean not allow it as a rule, but just as much if you consider certain genres to be promoting other religious views. For instance would you as a Christian listen to Islamic music (If that exists?) or as a Muslim listen to Christian music? I know that Christian music is very common and would assume that its probably the most widely spread of the religions?

    Or does certain words like curse words etc. prevent you from hearing something?
     
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  2. Rival

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  3. Nimos

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    What religion is Heka? if it is a religion?
     
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    As a musician, hearing the technical part of music comes to the forefront. You hear scales, notes, chords, and time signatures as being less mysterious on a certain level. (though technical detail itself can be mysterious) So in other words, I hear the nuts and bolts of what makes music work, and hear how interchangeable everything actually is. It's quite a bit like cooking: a thousand cultures use eggs, for example, or tomatoes. Consumers just want whats good, musicians just rearrange eggs and tomatoes
     
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    No, but I stay away from certain form of music personally.

    Sufism, as the mystical dimension of Islam, preaches peace, tolerance and pluralism, while encouraging music as a way of deepening one's relationship with the Creator. ... Sound and music being the most important aspect of Sufism, the acts of listening, chanting and whirling to music is common to most Sufi orders.
     
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    Low country music is against my religion.
     
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    Music in general is prohibited in Islam.
     
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    As a Buddhist I can't listen to opera. It's just bloody dreadful.
     
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  11. Nimos

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  13. Nimos

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    Weird, really why?

    It must be pretty annoying walking around with radios, shops, movies, computer games etc. or is it not that prohibited? or is it only to make it?
     
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    I don't know. It does distract people from worship, for example, which is a major point.

    It is annoying if I am "forced" to listen to it, but if I can't help it and if I detest it in my heart, there is no sin on me for going about my daily affairs. It is completely prohibited.
     
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    Ok, but you would never go watch a movie or watch one on TV? wouldn't that be to actively engage or seek it out? or do you get around that by them having added it and therefore its fine?

    Or do they simply remove the music track from movies in cinemas and on TV in Islamic countries? Im almost 100% sure, that the majority of Muslims here in Denmark at least from what I know, have no issue going to cinemas or watching TV.
     
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    I used to feel like I was restricted from listening to certain music. So at one point my chose of music was pretty limited. Now I feel I can listen to music that I like and have a broad taste in songs I enjoy.

    I may listen to Islamic music if someone shared it with me or wanted me to listen to a song.
     
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    What music was that and what was the reason or excuse for not listening to it?
     
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    I didn't listen to a lot of non Christian music though there were exceptions to that. I did have a Usher cd that I listened to when I was younger and something made me to brake the cd in half. It was a move that I could have gotten myself hurt by doing as well. I don't know the exact reason or thinking behind the for the limited chose in music. Probably was guilt involved. Perhaps from teachings I grew up with.
     
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  19. sun rise

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    The music of the (European) low countries such as Belguim?

    Music and Islam: A Deeper Look argues against that absolutist statement.
    Drawing from these traditions, Muslims have an understanding of the permissible audio arts. For the legally minded, the traditional consensus is that nothing can be forbidden that is not explicitly forbidden by the Qur’an or the Prophet. As a result, contemporary scholars including Shaykh al-Azhar Mahmud Shaltut, Shaykh Yusuf Qaradawi, and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini have all issued legal rulings that audio arts that do not encourage people to go against the faith are permitted.

    For example: Allah Hu

     
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    So it is permitted? or it depend on interpretation?
     
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