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Don't you just hate it when you have an assignment due next Monday but you still have no idea what to write about based on the given topic?
It's kinda weird that studying in a community of non-Muslims and yet the topic is "in your opinion, can the recitation of Qur'an be considered as a musical genre?"
Not saying it's wrong, maybe a little unexpected.
Anyway...What's so difficult about this question?
As a music...yes. But as a genre? That's the thing...I can give opinions, but since the lecturer wants some evidence support from some source...it just makes thing a little complicated coz I can't find anything.
Talking about music and Islam, I found a lot of people asking stuff like "where in Qur'an that stated music is forbidden in Islam?" and "Why is music forbidden in Islam?"
I read the translated verse of it in the Qur'an,
Surah Al-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).
If you read carefully, it never said that music is forbidden it stated IDLE TALKS TO MISLEAD MEN FROM THE PATH OF ALLAH and given example such as Music and Singing.
So...what I'm trying to say is that IF and only IF you are confident that you will not be misled by what you do, then it shouldn't be a problem.
But nowadays, people tend to neglect their responsibilities when they are enjoying the entertainment side a little too much. Which is why many religious people come to believe that music is forbidden, because music is an entertainment.
One of the ways Muslims spread Islam back in the days were through music, even reciting the Qur'an has its musical aspect, a mother sings her child to sleep, kids love to sing, we use music as our mobile ringtone, there are music before the news, in movies, at shopping mall, the azan that we heard 5 times a day is music, takbir azan that we hear on the night before Eid is music...so we can't say music is forbidden. It is only forbidden when it is misleading.
Well, this is merely an opinion. I have no support whatsoever to show that what I just said is true. I'm sure there are people with different opinions about it. However, this is what I think of it; it is only forbidden when it is misleading.
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