Solve Our Problem! (Hadith No. 69)

Salam,
Bismillah.

X and Y are good friends. X studies in Quran school and Y goes to regular school. One day, X found Y listening to music. This was his reaction: “OH MY GOD! Music?! Don’t you know it’s HARAAM to listen to music? You’ll be punished like so and so in the Hereafter! You’ve disobeyed Allah and His Messenger (SAW). WHat kind of a Muslim are you?”

Okay, I know that’s an overreaction. But let’s just suppose it’s true. :P
Did you notice where X went wrong? Why was his reaction not right? Moreover, how would Y react to it? :D

Volume 1, Book 3, Number 69:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet said, “Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).”

The Hadith is pretty clear. Can you suggest a better reaction for X? How could he have explained to Y that he was doing something wrong and that it had severe consequences? Keep in mind the words of the Hadith: facilitate, easy, not hard, good tidings..

Waiting for your replies!

Wassalam.

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Posted on November 25, 2010, in iLook and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. You asked that question in a very good way, as a teacher asks but I don’t have answer to it really.. I’m also looking for answer to it..

    I’ve a thing to share.. I have a sister in Denmark and she came to Islam five years ago.. She’s too much against music and she tell others to avoid music by just giving reference of Ahadith.. How’s this way??

    I think.. when we see any of our moslem fellows doing something what’s not allowed in Islam, we’ve to tell him what Prophet ‎وَسُلَمَ ‎عًليهِ‎ ‎اللَّه‎ صْلى says about that and what Allah Almighty says about that.. but tell in the way one don’t feel bad.. One may give the reference of that Ayah..
    Quote it.. It’s a order from Allah Almighty..
    ( i couldn’t make it appear in big font.. i think It has to be written in a big font)

    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ادْخُلُوا فِي السِّلْمِ كَافَّةً وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ

    ..it can be translated like this as Muhammad Yousuf Ali Translated..

    “O ye who believe! enter into islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy”

    And Dr. Mihsin Khan(Formerly Director of Madinah University Hospital Saudia Arabia) translated this way..

    “O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islam (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily! He is to you a plain enemy”

    ( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter;#2, Verse ;208)

    As i think you asked really a most difficult answer , and i’m also looking for answer to it..
    I’m really not good at that.. so i just have only way and that’s the lowest level by a Hadith.. silence..

    For especially music, i’ve one important thing.. Beside asking others to avoid music, we’ve got to provide them alternate of it.. I’ve recitation of Qur’an by different Reciters like Yasir al doosry, Mohammed Al Barak, Salah Bokhatir , Mishary Al Afasy, Salah Al Bodair and many others..
    Anasheed by different Monshids like Mohammed Al omry, Yasir al dosry, Mishary Rashid, Ahmed Bokhatir, Al Ghamidi and many others but listen only ‘no music’ tracks..
    I’ve one, a new one by yasir al dosry for especially Female moslem fellows.. Yasir Al Dosry is a cool Qur’an reciter also..
    it’s about learning of Qur’an by Heart by Females.. this nasheed is made for encouraging females on learning Qur’an by heart and then keeping that learnt by heart forever..

    check it..

    sorry there’re no english translation captions..

  2. jazakillah khairan for sharing site

  3. No one can be brought to teachings of Islam forcefully or instantly…it is a slow process….I think X should have given Y a book that states the banning of music and the reasons for it on Y’s birthday or something and then asked if he had read it and if so then he would have day by day told that i am ur friend i want you happy and avoiding it will mean springs in heaven and so on n so forth… and if Allah has destined Hadayat for Y he’ll get it…

  4. Well I think that since Y is not acquainted with Quran or his Rabb he wouldn’t heed X’s advice. X should first try to instill importance of Allah n Quran in Y’s heart and through them he’ll leave music with full conviction…………

    Personal experience :P

    Everyone KNOWS what’s wrong but they don’t practice because they don’t FEEL it in their hearts!

  5. Love of Allah n fear of akhirah……….

  6. Dealing with friends is easier, while you know you can meet them everyday, it should be a slow and nice process, with alternatives and naseehat.

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