Islaamic Nasheed


A considerable amount of discussion has taken place with regards to ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’; some have given a formal, legal opinion of it being permissible, whilst others hold them to be an alternative to music. What is your opinion with regards to the above, your eminence?

Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al- Fowzaan answers: The phrase ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ is incorrect, because it is a newly invented phrase. Hence, for this reason there are no such things [known as]  ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ in the books of the pious predecessors, and from the rulings of those who are considered and relied upon to be from amongst the people of knowledge.

Rather what is well known is that the Sufis [1] are the ones who have accommodated and incorporated these ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ into their Deen, and they name this Deen of theirs as (السماع) ‘As Samaa’[2].

In this day and age, when different parties & groups have arisen and increased, this has resulted in all these groups & parties adopting their own fanatical zealous anthems which they have named as ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’. This labelling of ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’ has no authenticity or soundness [in our Deen]. Therefore, it is not permissible to accept these Nasheeds or to circulate and promote them amongst the people.

Allaah is the possessor of all prosperity & success.

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[Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan|Reference:Majallatut-Da’wah No: 1632. 7th Dhul-Qa’dah 1418 A.H. Corresponding to 5th March 1998]
[1] For a detailed case study on the history of Sufism & their heretic beliefs refer to the English translation of the book ‘The reality of Sufism’ by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ ibn Haadee Almadhkhalee, published by Alhidaayah, Birmingham, U.K. [TN]
[2] A gathering of Sufis who listen & chant songs [with music] about Allaah, [TN]
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Islaamic Nasheed

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"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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2 Responses to Islaamic Nasheed

  1. MuQeet says:

    “it is not permissible to accept these Nasheeds or to circulate and promote them amongst the people.”.
    About which ‘nasheeds’ the honourable scholar is talking about here?
    And the question seems to be ambiguous. It needs clarification, otherwise it would be confusing the people.
    If we have problem in using the word ‘nasheed’, then what is the alternate word to be used?
    The welcome song sung by the people of Madinah, welcoming the Prophet Of Allah – Tala’al Badru Alayna – in which heading you want to bring it?
    When you transform the Islamic Poem into a voice-over, with what name you would call it?
    Let us try to understand things in a proper perspective. Citing fatwas, without telling the background in clear terms, is to confuse the issue.
    Allahu A’lam.

    • Assalaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu…

      Sorry for the late reply your comment was on the spam folder i just saw it now.

      your Question:
      About which ‘nasheeds’ the honourable scholar is talking about here?

      A:>>The reply of the Sheikh is very clear, he is talking about all kind of nasheed which people call it as “Islamic Nasheed”.

      your Q: And the question seems to be ambiguous. It needs clarification, otherwise it would be confusing the people.
      If we have problem in using the word ‘nasheed’, then what is the alternate word to be used?

      A:>>
      Well, it seems you didn’t understand the reply of the Sheikh, the problem is not with the word nasheed but with the word “Islamic attached to it”.

      your Q:The welcome song sung by the people of Madinah, welcoming the Prophet Of Allah – Tala’al Badru Alayna – in which heading you want to bring it?

      A:>>It is a nasheed, but did you see people of madeenah or the sahabah singing it oftenly? In every gatherings and etc? unlike people these days they are good in nasheeds which occupies their heart BUT not with the Al-Qur’aan which should be preferred over it, yes we can do permissible nasheed during the two eids, but making it a habit as an alternative to music would just have the same effect as music, meaning, it would keep you away from memorizing Al-Qur’aan or hadeeth or learning both.

      your Q: When you transform the Islamic Poem into a voice-over, with what name you would call it?

      A:>>
      Again we are not talking about the term nasheeed and by the way poetry in Islaam is allowed IF it is aligned with Al-Qur’aan and Authentic Sunnah, especially when it is talking about tawheed or following the sunnah, etc

      your said:
      .Let us try to understand things in a proper perspective. Citing fatwas, without telling the background in clear terms, is to confuse the issue.

      A>>:
      Well, only those people whose heart is not pure that would be confused with the fatwas of the scholars of ahlus sunnah wal jamaa’ah.

      Wallaahu alam bissawaab

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