ولا تقولوا لما تصف ألسنتكم الكذب هذا حلال وهذا حرام لتفتروا على الله الكذب إن الذين يفترون على الله الكذب لا يفلحون متاع قليل ولهم عذاب أليم
The Quran , Surah An Nahl
116. And say not concerning that which your tongues put forth falsely: "This is lawful and this is forbidden," so as to invent lies against Allâh. Verily, those who invent lies against Allâh will never prosper.
117. A passing brief enjoyment (will be theirs), but they will have a painful torment.
So first of All one should be very careful when calling something halal and haram
Only brothers n sister we could understand one thing that our deen is based on evience and when one should talk about the deen they should talk with evidence. Present ur proof n the proof is of two types
Qaal Allah ( Allah said) subahanhu wa taala
Qaal al rasool ( The messenger said) sala lahu alihi wa sallam
Only if we can understand this life gets a lot easier , coz if u go about listeing to everyones opinions , u will get as many opinions as many people are out there , Billions. It becomes easy to differntiate between the right and wrong.
So only if we could look for Islam , deen , fiqh , aqeedah , halal n haram in those above metioned two sources 1) Allahs words 2) The Prophet sala lahu alihi wa sallam's words but the authentic ones , the saheeh ones we would be JUST fine.
Now as far as this person ,( May Allah guide him) is concerned has said he has completely fallen in the verse i mentioned above , Saying with his toune that such and such is halal without brining any evidence n Quoting a " Proffesor" Now let me tell u not only a proffesor can be very wrong , even religious people like muftis n imams can be right or wrong, what will determine if they are right and wrong? their statements will be weighed in the scales of Quarn n Sunnah the hadith n InshahAllah it will be clear if this person is giving us the right ruling or just running his mouth n following his desires.
Here i will also like to quote what the Prophet Sala Lahu alihi wa sallam said about times liek our times
Indeed Allah does not take knowledge away from removing it from the chest of the people, but rather with the death of the scholars. Until eventually, no scholars will remain and the people will take the ignorant as their leaders, and they will ask them questions, and these ignorant people will give rulings without knowledge ( in another narration “based on their opinions”), leading themselves and others astray
. (Bukhari, Muslim, At-Tirmidhee, Ahmad, and others)
So why take opinions from some of the people around today whose opinion clearely go against the Quran n sunnah n also against the pious precedors , like the Sahaba n the tabieen n those who came after them , Like the Four Imams n other imams besides them , The first three generations about whom the prophet sala lahu alihi wa salam said , the best of generations is my generation n then those who will come after them n those who will come after them , like the first 300 years of Islam , why cant we trace back n see what THEY WERE UPON?? what did they consider MUSIC?? did they consider it hala or haram?? Coz Wallah the closer they wre to the Prophe salal lahu alihi wa sllam the more understanding of the deen they were.
So for some IGNORANT to come out and say Music is halal He would have to be reminded that ALL THE FOUR IMAMS CONSIDERED IT HARAM , the sahaba considered it HARAM n greatly disliked n hated it.
Leave all that alone , we have clear ayaat from the quraan n clear texts from the authentic sunnah proving music to be haram, so how can a claimer claim that it is HALAL?? may be he is way too smart or way too dumb , if he is way too smart , even smarter than the sahaba n tabieen n the Prophet him self sala lahu alihi wa sallam then may be i will take this ruling from him , BUt i honestly cant buy that.
So here i quote SOME of the eviences from Quran N Sunnah and by Allah , for the true believer even one Hadith is enough or an ayah
And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing) to mislead (men) from the path of Allaah without knowledge, and takes it (the path of Allaah, or the Verses of the Qur’aan) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire).” [Luqmaan 31:6]
Ibn Mas’ood – may Allaah be pleased with him – used to swear that what this referred to was singing, because undoubtedly singing misleads people far away from the path of Allaah by wasting their time.
It was reported from Abu ‘Aamir and Ibn Maalik al-Ash’ari (may Allaah be pleased with them) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There will be among my ummah people who will permit illegal sexual activity (zinaa), silk, alcohol and musical instruments…” (narrated by al-Bukhaari).
The meaning of the phrase “[they] will permit illegal sexual activity (zinaa), silk, alcohol and musical instruments…” is that these things are basically haraam. The word translated as “there will be” refers to something which will happen in the future. What this means is that there will be people who regard as halaal and allow themselves
things that are haraam, such as zinaa, silk(for men) and musical instruments.
It was reported from Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) in a marfoo’ report: “In this ummah there will be landslides, stones falling from heaven and transformation (of humans into monkeys, etc.). This will happen when alcohol is drunk, when people bring in female singers and play musical instruments.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi
The earlier scholars, such as Imaam Ahmad (may Allaah have mercy on him) stated that musical instruments – such as the ‘ood (lute), tanboor (long-necked stringed instrument similar to a mandolin), shabbaab (reed flute) and rabaab (stringed instrument resembling a fiddle) – are haraam, so the instruments that are known nowadays, which cause far more fitnah (temptation) are even more haraam than those which were known to the earlier scholars.
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Among my ummah there will certainly be people who permit zinaa, silk, alcohol and musical instruments…” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari ta’leeqan, no. 5590; narrated as mawsool by al-Tabaraani and al-Bayhaqi. See al-Silsilah al-Saheehah by al-Albaani, 91).
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: This is a saheeh hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh, where he quoted it as evidence and stated that it is mu’allaq and majzoom. He said: Chapter on what was narrated concerning those who permit alcohol and call it by another name.
This hadeeth indicates in two ways that musical instruments and enjoyment of listening to music are haraam. The first is the fact that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “[they] permit” which clearly indicates that the things mentioned, including musical instruments, are haraam according to sharee’ah, but those people will permit them. The second is the fact that musical instruments are mentioned alongside things which are definitely known to be haraam, i.e., zinaa and alcohol: if they (musical instruments) were not haraam, why would they be mentioned alongside these things? (adapted from al-Silsilah al-Saheehah by al-Albaani, 1/140-141)
It was narrated that Naafi’ (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Ibn ‘Umar heard a woodwind instrument, and he put his fingers in his ears and kept away from that path. He said to me, O Naafi’, can you hear anything? I said, No. So he took his fingers away from his ears and said: I was with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he heard something like this, and he did the same thing. (Saheeh Abi Dawood).
And there is soooo much evience from the first generations about prohibition of music , Its amazing how can some one come and say its HALAL ?!!
Do we not even fear Allah even a little bit? Are we not sure about the hereafter and that we will be made to stand before ALLAH? and we will have to answer ??
Al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The four madhhabs are agreed that all musical instruments are haraam. (al-Saheehah, 1/145).
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The madhhab of Abu Haneefah
is the strictest in this regard, and his comments are among the harshest. His companions clearly stated that it is haraam to listen to all musical instruments such as the flute and the drum, even tapping a stick. They stated that it is a sin which implies that a person is a faasiq (rebellious evil doer) whose testimony should be rejected. They went further than that and said that listening to music is fisq (rebellion, evildoing) and enjoying it is kufr (disbelief). This is their words. They narrated in support of that a hadeeth which could not be attributed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). They said: he should try not to hear it if he passes by it or it is in his vicinity. Abu Yoosuf said, concerning a house from which could be heard the sound of musical instruments: Go in without their permission, because forbidding evil actions is obligatory, and if it were not allowed to enter without permission, people could not have fulfilled the obligatory duty (of enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil). (Ighaathat al-Lahfaan, 1/425).
And as far as this persons comment about when theer is a dispute about haram n halal , just go with the hala way , i say i HAVE NEVER HEARED ANYTHING MORE IGNORANT THAT THAT!
so basically if there was the issue of mutah (the temporary marriage) disputed , some say hala and some say haram u will just go the halal way???
and i can go on and on with the examples , this is just Ignorance.
may Allah save us all
I got help and refrences to write this post from www.islam-qa.com
and particularly from here http://www.islam-qa.com/en/cat/2008#1290