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originally posted by: Aural
a reply to: Specimen
Actually a lot of metalheads are the similar kind of personality to those who would listen to classical music. Metal can have complex song arrangements like classical music. Tastes in music is a learned trait where you learn the elements of a genre and understand its restrictions then become attuned to it.
Yes, versus of the bible or quran are also mantras. "Om" isnt just a sound it has a meaning to it and that meaning is whats supposed to give it power. Someone correct me if im off.
Bismillah is just one of the words we already use many times each day. But the difference between empty words and a mantra is the intention. When you say bismillah with the full intention of sweeping the floor in the name of Allah (swt), it becomes a mantra.
When you say la hawla wa la quwitta illah billah, you’re acknowledging that your strength only comes from Allah (swt) and are asking Him to make you stronger, when you say it as a mantra and with focus.