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 Muslim music - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It depicts the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, venerated by Shia Muslims.
Many Muslim leaders, notably those of Salafi, Wahabi, and Deobandi tendencies, believe that music is forbidden both by the Qur'an and by the hadith, as well as by tradition.
Muslim music, Types of Muslim devotional recitation and music, Recitation without instrumental accompaniment, Sufi music, Music for public religious celebrations, Modes, Vocal styles, Instruments, Lyrics, Is music haram (forbidden) for Muslims?, Contemporary Muslim music, Suggestions for further listening, Further reading, External links and Muslim music.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Muslim_music   (1138 words)

 Encyclopedia: Muslim music
Turkey is a country on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, and is a crossroads of cultures from across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus and South and Central Asia.
Persian music is the music of Persia and Persian language countries: musiqi, the science and art of music, and muzik, the sound and performance of music (Sakata 1983).
In music, a maqam [sic] (plural maqamat) is a technique of improvisation that defines the pitches, patterns, and development of a piece of music.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Muslim-music   (982 words)

 Muslim music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because Islam is a multicultural religion, the musical expression of its adherents is diverse.
Ta'zieh music -- Ta'zieh is a passion play, part musical drama, part religious drama, rarely performed outside Iran.
Some Muslims believe that only vocal music is permissible (halal) and that instruments are forbidden (haram).
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamic_music   (1085 words)

 World Music - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It would be unlikely for a Christian gospel group to be invited to perform in a strict Islamic country, and even though Muslim music is available in the US and Europe, the audience for this music is usually limited to practitioners of that faith.
Islamic devotional music is as diverse as the culture of the many nations where it is practiced.
Music should be uplifting to the soul, to inspire and to get closer to God, of rising higher toward the spirit and attaining spiritual perfection.
www.frankspicks.com /reviews/khan.html   (1548 words)

 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: Muslim rappers meld music, messages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Kelly is among a new group of Muslim rap artists gaining popularity among Muslim Americans looking for entertainment that reflects both their mainstream tastes and religious beliefs.
Yet Canon said he's had difficulty gaining acceptance from some in the Muslim community because of hip-hop's negative image and the debate over whether music is haram — forbidden — under Islamic law.
"Muslims are starting to take the culture they listen to and creating their own culture in a very American way," Kelly said.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2002108481_muslimhiphop05.html   (917 words)

 Essays in journals on Popular Music - English
She discusses the role of background music in "erotic situations", notably Ravel‘s Bolero which she says "lasts for fifteen minutes and as an icon of erotic temporality can stand for the tone, pacing and duration of the real time sexual event".
Webb says "sound became a complex, shared, expressive medium, evidenced by the inter-racial participation in particular music contexts and genres" but "neither the meanings of performances and sound worlds nor the co-operation in performance contexts between various social or racial collectivities is easily reducible to either colonial compliance or resistance".
He concludes that "music and text are not the two autonomous and opposing fields they seem but relative gravitational centres within the streams of human communication".
www.iaspm.net /rpm/jour_eng.html   (1370 words)

 Shinto music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shinto music is ceremonial music for Shinto (神道) which is the native religion of Japan.
It is related to gagaku (雅楽) or old festival music.
Taiko music has also been used in Shinto.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shinto_music   (106 words)

 Music of Syria - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Syria's capital and largest city, Damascus, has long been one of the Arab world's centers for cultural and artistic innovation, especially in the field of classical Arab music.
The city of Aleppo is known for its muwashshah, a form of Andalous sung poetry popularized by Sabri Moudallal, as well as popular stars like Sabah Fakhri.
Dabka and other forms of dance music are also popular.
www.recipeland.com /encyclopaedia/index.php/Music_of_Syria   (164 words)

 Cafe Muslim: Music in Islam
For although the Koran itself is noncommittal as to the admissibility of music, there has been a continuing debate on its role, with some Islamic circles frowning on the atmosphere of frivolity and sensuality often associated with it.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was Pakistan’s Ambassador of Qawwali Music.
Whether he was performing at music festivals, for world leaders or at the shrines of Sufi saints in his beloved Punjab he trans-ported listeners to the realms of sublime and ecstasy.
www.cafemuslim.com /music   (360 words)

 Muslim Life in America - Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
Known as Muslim rap, this new musical phenomenon strikes a chord especially with African-Americans who make up about a third of all Muslims in the United States.
The group behind the sound is Native Deen, three fl men in the Washington, D.C., area who grew up as devout Muslims and want to use their talents to inspire other young people to keep the faith amid the pressures and temptations of modern life.
Because many Muslims believe that the teachings of the prophet Muhammad forbid the playing of most musical instruments, Native Deen uses only traditional drums in its live performances.
usinfo.state.gov /products/pubs/muslimlife/rap.htm   (821 words)

WHO DECLARE MUSIC AS Music is another of those activities, which has been declared by some narrow-minded, myopic, bigoted, spoilsport apostles of self-righteous Islam as Haraam in whatever form without qualification.
Singing and music have always been an integral part of people's life expression, and taking this away from them means either to impoverish them culturally or to breed hypocrisy by forcing them to deny their musical inclinations publicly whilst at the same time satisfying them secretly with the material borrowed from other cultures.
Music in Islam ought to be uplifting and encourage the reflection of truth and the service of the Creator, and may not be corrupting and inciting base instincts.
www.irfi.org /articles/articles_151_200/is_music_haraam.htm   (444 words)

 Muslim priest bans music in marriages
Result: For the last six months, music has been absent at all Muslim marriages in the area and no one is complaining.
Ever since I came to know, I have instructed all my relatives not to have music at their marriages as it is un-Islamic.
Asked didn't he feel that this was Talibanisation and a threat to Muslims who want to celebrate their marriages with music, Ahmed says, "We are not like the Taliban.
www.rediff.com /news/2004/feb/14muslim.htm   (571 words)

 History : The Muslim Invasions
An event of immense and lasting impact in Indian history was the advent of the Muslims in the north-west.
Conversely, the languages of the Muslim invaders were modified by contact with local languages, to Urdu, which uses the Arabic script, and the more colloquial Hindustani, which uses the Devnagri script.
Babur was succeeded by his son Humayun and under the reign of Humayun's son, Akbar the Great (1562-1605), Indo-Islamic culture attained a peak of tolerance, harmony and a spirit of enquiry.The nobles of his court belonged to both the Hindu and the Muslim faiths, and Akbar himself married a Hindu princess.
www.hcidhaka.org /culture/history6.html   (509 words)

 ZA@Play - Music: Rocking to the call of Islam 17/12/99   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
GC's musical rebirth is very much akin to that of singer Cat Stevens who, after embracing Islam in 1979 and changing his name to Yusuf Islam, renounced a legendary music career in favour of an unadorned Islamic lifestyle.
The problem with the forms of Islamic music available today, he says, is that they are the results of Arab, Indian, Pakistani or Persian influence, having little if anything in common with the experiences of young Muslims living in countries such as South Africa.
The point of his music, according to GC, is "to get youngsters involved in the Islam of the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad", instead of chasing them away.
www.chico.mweb.co.za /art/music/9912/991217-islam.html   (890 words)

 Muslim rappers combine beliefs with hip-hop - RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC - MSNBC.com
Muslim rapper David Kelly, aka "Capital D," combines his Islamic beliefs with popular music, using his rhymes to praise Allah, criticize the war in Iraq and blast corporate America.
Kelly is among a new group of Muslim rap artists gaining popularity among Muslim-Americans looking for entertainment that reflects both their mainstream tastes and religious beliefs.
Yet Canon said he’s had difficultly gaining acceptance from some in the Muslim community because of hip-hop’s negative image and the debate in the Muslim world over whether music is haram — forbidden — under Islamic law.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6576281   (1017 words)

 Muslim Journal Articles-4-25-03
IWDM: I understand that Muslim nations have their different cultures and their cultures differ from one to another.
We need a TV station that will serve all Muslims, and Bridges TV is about that -serving all Muslims - and not planning its programs for one group or for the taste of one group, but for all of us.
It is trouble for us, not only for Muslims, it is trouble also for Christians and Jews and Buddhists and Hindus, for all who have their own values.
newafricaradio.com /articles/042503.html   (1385 words)

 sufi islamic muslim music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Sufi music from Sindh Sindh, the southern province of Pakistan, has had a strong sufi (Islamic mysticism) influence...
Qawalli music by Sabri brothers (Pakistan) At times conversational, the Sabri Brothers emphasize vocal virtuosity and storytelling prowess.
The Music of Islam This is a wonderful 17 volume set: music of Islam from the world over.
www.mindspring.com /~altafb/music.html   (192 words)

 Ensemble whirls together Muslim music, dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The founder of Muslim music group The Ensemble Al-Kindi wasn't always a Muslim.
The ensemble's focus is primarily on the aesthetic culture of Islam, creating tension between them and Muslim extremists who disagree with the Sufi disregard of Islamic law.
And while the music of The Ensemble Al-Kindi is rooted in religion, Weiss emphasized that he is not trying to convert listeners to Islam, but is strictly interested in exposing people to the beauty of the Sufi music he has learned to appreciate in his own personal life.
www.dailybruin.ucla.edu /news/articles.asp?id=30988   (576 words)

 Islam Information Page - Muslims in the World - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Chronology of Muslim History - 570 to 750 CE - 750 - 1030 CE
Muslim Spain - History of Grenada - andalucia.com -
Muslims in the Asian Sub-Continent - 617 to 1250 CE - 1250 - 1500
www.islamic-knowledge.com /History.htm   (237 words)

 Islamic Music
There is a difference of opinion among the scholars about what kind of music is halal.
With the each of the links here, I have provided a brief description of the type of music found at that site; if you believe that the type of music listed is haram then you can avoid it.
These links are provided as a reference only and the music at each one does not necessarily reflect the views of the webmaster.
www.muhajabah.com /music.htm   (408 words)

 Muslim Matrimonial Karnataka, Muslim Brides, Indian Brides, Indian Matrimonial - Matrimonial India.
Muslim Matrimonial Karnataka, Muslim Brides, Indian Brides, Indian Matrimonial - Matrimonial India.
Assalamu Alaikum the bride is moderate in thoughts with good religious and family values;...
I am a 26 yr old Muslim religious girl(Indian),who is friendly, sensitive, caring and who...
www.matrimonialsindia.com /profiles/karnataka/muslims_female   (421 words)

 New film festival reveals humor, music of Muslim life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Its beginning is modest, but the Muslim Film Festival that starts today in Berkeley is still a historic event: It's the first festival of its kind in the United States, say organizers.
Organizers are emphasizing comedies and music videos as much as anything -- a reflection, they say, of the diversity of life in Muslim culture.
Raised in Concord, where she still lives, Aleem realized there was a void for moviegoers interested in work by Muslim filmmakers.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/03/13/DDGL25IU4N1.DTL   (379 words)

 Haruna Ishola: Afropop Artist -- Nigeria, West Africa
In the decades leading up to Nigerian independence in 1960, apala music developed when amateur musicians would play to arouse the faithful after the long fast of Ramadan.
BOrn in the town of Ijebu-igbo, Haruna Ishola began recording apala numbers in about 1955, and soon became the most popular artist in the genre, and one of the most respected praise singers in Nigeria.
Ishola died in 1983, but his large catalog of recordings both on Decca and STAR ensure that he will not soon be forgotten.
www.afropop.org /explore/artist_info/ID/375/Haruna+Ishola   (294 words)

 Moorish Spain
Despite the quintessential Spanish scene, there are whispers of Muslim roots; the churches bell tower was once a minaret.
It is easy for the visitor to imagine what it would have looked like with many the faithful doing their daily prayers.
A popular legend is that as the Muslim leader was crossing over the final pass in the mountains he turned and looked at his beloved city one last time and wept.
asia.geocities.com /kevinrpatterson/Moorishspain.html   (536 words)

 Nigeriamusic - Nigeria music arts and Entertainments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Nigeria music arts and Entertianments is a store been put together directly by the Ngerian Artist in support of PMAN of Nigeria powered by Washingtonjazz.com in The United states of America since 1996.
Nigerian music includes juju, highlife, fuji, afrobeat, apala, gospel, sakara, jazz, reggae, hip hop and much more.
A brief review of the diversity and musical riches here will confirm that Nigeria is indeed an artistic and particularly a musical powerhouse.
www.nigeriamusic.com   (119 words)

 Muslim rappers combine Islamic beliefs with popular music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Before converting to Islam four years ago, Kelly -- who was raised Catholic -- said his music lacked a seriousness and discipline.
Yet Canon said he's had difficultly gaining acceptance from some in the Muslim community because of hip-hop's negative image and the debate in the Muslim world over whether music is haram -- forbidden -- under Islamic law.
"We're trying to provide a medium so Muslims can have something to do that's not in a mosque or -- on the other extreme -- in a bar," he said.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/11/24/entertainment1212EST0891.DTL   (874 words)

 Muslim Wedding Music Your free guide for the perfect big day
Muslim weddings have a place of their or two days before the wedding day.
In Muslim states, Islam supplies the guiding principles of Financial Catering and Cakes Music and Dance Wedding Song andamp; Dance Suggestions Ceremony.
During the week which precedes the wedding, traditional music, continuous singing and dancing take place, reflecting is taken place in every muslim wedding around the world i hope.
www.which-wedding.com /wedding/muslim-wedding-music.html   (512 words)

 "Ask the Pastor" - Dialogue regarding Music and friendship with a Muslim
Dialogue regarding Music and friendship with a Muslim
Muslim friend require you to compromise your testimony as a born
Muslim, then you are in friendship with someone who denies that
www.christianchallenge.org /ask/music_muslim_friend.html   (2721 words)

 Music Of Islam 15: Muslim Music Of Indonesia / Var - Music Of Islam 15: Muslim Music Of Indonesia at AB-CD.com
Music Of Islam 15: Muslim Music Of Indonesia / Var - Music Of Islam 15: Muslim Music Of Indonesia at AB-CD.com
Music Of Islam 15: Muslim Music Of Indonesia / Var
Music Of Islam 15: Muslim Music Of Indonesia
www.ab-cd.com /icbin/media/CEL14155.2.html   (134 words)

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