Saturday, January 07, 2006

Music

"One day I saw the noble Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace) in a dream, and I said, 'Messenger of God, do you consider listening to (religious) music to be bad?' His grace said, 'I don't consider anything about it to be bad, but I will say to the listeners, that the beginning and end of listening to music should be done with the Qur'an."

- Mumshad 'Alu Dinawari (d. 911)*


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Ernst, Carl W. Teachings of Sufism. pg 106

* "The Revered" Mumshad Alu Dinawari (Dinoori) was the shaykh of the founder and fountainhead of the Chishti Order, Hazrat Khawaja Abu Ishaq Chishti.

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