Episode 73: Music
“What does Islam say about music?” is perhaps one of the top 10 questions Muslims ask every day. This episode seeks to lay down some basic ground work, important scholarly references, and ultimately a straightforward answer. Enjoy!
“by looking at the stars they are guided” (16:16)
“God commands us to be just, do good, and keep family ties…” (16:90)
Hadith of ‘Abdallah Bin Zayd “teach the adhan to Bilal since he has a better voice than you.” Abu Dawud
“you have been given the sounds of the Psalms of David.” Bukhari & Muslim
Hadith the Day of Bu’āth (Bukhari)
Hadith of Hassān Bin Thābit, “the spirit that God has created will aid you.” (Bukhari)
Hadith of Final Hour (Bukhari)
Pythagoras (d. 495 B.C.)
Al-Khalil Bin Ahmad (d. 170/786)
Al-Farābī (d. 339/950)
‘Abd al-Ghani Nābulis (d. 1143/1732)
Ibn Ṭāhir al-Qaysarani (d. 507/1113)
Understanding the Muslim Mind
If we could take all of Islamic intellectual history, what sort of patterns and principles could we deduce? More importantly, if we found someone who actually knew all this information, what would they look like, think like, talk like, etc.?