posted on Apr, 9 2006 @ 01:58 PM
Originally posted by ImJaded
IAF101 - not sure where U heard or read that but no music is not banned in Islam, it is widely appreciated, depending on culture ... not the religion.
Well, I speant 5 years in Saudi Arabia (1990 onwards) and that place is as Islamic as you could get and in Saudi Arabia music IS illegall and far
from appreciated. Goes against the religion and against the Sharia.
I actually got pulled over by what they have there called " Mutawa" aka religious police for playing music in our vehicles with the windows down.
They would have whipped us silly had we not been Americans, also things were going our way that day. They explained to us in the best english they
could muster up that music was against the islamic way. After which we stared incredulously at this "police man", too shocked to say anything except
"ko-ees" and get on our way. Later I found out that it is so serious an offense that most people get jail and/or lashes as common punishment for
The belly dancing, music etc that MsPalestine shows are the things that are outside Islamic purview and not tolerated in states that follow the Sharia
strictly like Saudi Arabia because it isnt allowed in the Sharia. Just like alcohol isnt allowed in Islam so is music, but this doesnt mean that
Muslims dont drink does it ?
Heck, in Turkey they make their own special kind of alcohol that would put vodka to shame( called RAKI, excellent! :w: ) and also have some of the
best belly dancers . As for doing it only for the man they love, that was definitely in the past as today, they'll "love" anybody who's wants to
have them perform.
I understand that many Arab countries are not bound by the sharia as rigidly as Saudi Arabia but most of these things are outside the purview of
BTW sufism is a contradiction as the Dervish makes up a central part of this form of Islam. I dont know if you would like to call it dance and music
or religious practice.
Originaly Posted by MsPalestine
The little mistakes that muslims make you make them big.But the most sinnest mistakes like killing , Sex before marriage and etc. You don't try to
fix that but yet you go around trying to change others and history
I wasnt pointing any fingers at muslims was I ? Just pointing out that music is not tolerated in Islamic culture, thats all.
Sex before marriage !? You must be joking here if you are going to tell me that Arab girls dont have sex before marriage! Contrary to what you
imagine, just because they wear a hijab doesnt mean they are angels of virtue and I can vouch for this.