سم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Bismillā hir Rahmā nir Rahīm
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
As-Salāmu `Alaykum (السلام عليكم):
Google used the John Lennon song Imagine above its search engine to commemorate his birth.
(9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)
What do you think about the impact of this song and the lyrics? The first verse regarding there is no Heaven الجنة(Janna) is Kufr (Disbelief) but is that the message?
Imagine lyrics: http://johnlennon.lyrics.info/imagine.html
What effect does popular culture have on Muslims and what are the tools to shield Muslims from any harmful effects.
Practicing Muslims already know the prohibition of Music so there is no need to continue to repost the below fact.
Surah Luqman 31:6
And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e.music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allah, the Verses of the Qur'an) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire).
(Ph.D. & Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan)
Sahih Bukhari Volume 2, Book 15, Number 72:
Abu Bakr came to my house while two small Ansari girls were singing beside me the stories of the Ansar concerning the Day of Buath. And they were not singers. Abu Bakr said protestingly, "Musical instruments of Satan in the house of Allah's Apostle !" It happened on the 'Id day and Allah's Apostle said, "O Abu Bakr! There is an 'Id for every nation and this is our 'Id."
This thread was submitted with the best intentions and the best construction should be used when reading and submitting a constructive response.