MUSIC: ‘FOOD FOR SOUL’ OR ‘FOOL FOR SOUL’
Keywords:Music, Islam, Body, Soul , Psychology, Poetry, Musical Instruments, Youth, Perception
The present study intends to develop an understanding of the prohibition of music in Islam. The advancement of technology and the internet has revolutionized the world. Music is one of the contemporary issues that must be addressed to protect one’s soul and consequently actions. In recent times music is a part of almost every digital content and even Islamic lectures are not exempted. Unfortunately, some so-called scholars try to spread the message, in the name of The Holy Qur’an insisting it is allowed in Islam. In this article, the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad Rasulullah Khatam un Nabiyyin Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa ‘ala Alihi wa Ashabihi wa Sallam regarding music are mentioned that endorse the Islamic stance about the prohibition of music. Music is more popular in youth and youth is the most important part of every nation. Their training on true Islamic spirit and teachings is required for the future of Muslim society, country and even for themselves. In this article, qualitative research is performed on Islamic content as well as psychological effects of music on human psychology are addressed. During the research, most of the available literature is consulted to develop in-depth knowledge to gauge how music affects one’s psychology. This research paper also attempted to gather the ruling regarding permission of poetry and listening to some material in beautiful voice, falls in which category in Islam. At the end of this research, some suggestions have been put forward as an alternative to music and how the youth can be engaged in constructive works.