“And they who turn away from ill speech” – (Surah Mu-Minun, verse 3)
“And of the people is he who buys the amusement of speech to mislead [others] from the way of Allah without the knowledge and who takes it in ridicule. Those will have a humiliating punishment.” – (Surah Luqman, verse 6)
Hazrat Ali (R.A) said, “All that is void of the remembrance of Allah is ‘Laghv‘(waste).
As a human being have many flaws, shortcomings and mature habits. That’s the reason we get indulged or addicted to some activity which is difficult to abandon due to its charm and attraction. And music is one of them, one can sing lyrics if it’s meaningful but now we see there are so many instruments and tools use to mesmerize and distract us. Moreover, the lyrics are completely absurd which provokes and sensationalise.
And it’s true that Quran and pop cultural lyrics can’t co-exist in a heart. One will surely dominate the other. So Introspect what rules your heart Qur’an or music and be true to ourself and realise where we heading towards. It’s waste of time and underutilization of a person’s productivity and potential. We need to ask questions to ourselves that do our lives changed after listening to music or we become more obsessed with music ? The answer would be more obsessed, then we are damaging and corrupting our soul by feeding waste and evils instead, recite the Qur’an with a beautiful and pleasing sound to get higher rewardd. As matter of fact tha every moment of a person’s life should be spent in high thinking and in being productive.
As we know habits can not be changed overnight. They take time so we must start right now as we aren’t sure to see tomorrow. Remind ourselves that our independence is set by our creator. There are many difference of opinion about music. But it’s better to be under the paremeter of Quran and Sunnah and strive to follow the right path. The only way is to preoccupy ourself with nobler things. The best thing is to keep remembering Allah, Glorify Him, Praise Him, ask for forgiveness, recite Quran and other supplications.
Also, surround ourselves with a friend who follows religious commands punctually, spend time with them, interact and duscuss with them, travel, talk with each other, discuss Islam, help each other to renew and refresh the faith. It will be very helpful. Or else, listen to Quran, if you can with proper attention and respect. If not possible, and you have to listen something, try Islamic audio lectures, audio books, programs or sometimes, even news to divert our minds. Well, nothing is impossible once we decide it to leave. Ramdaan is a great month to set our goals. Let’s quit listening to music once and for all transforming ourselves and become good Muslim, pledge ourselves to obey only our Master.
May Allah help us to achieve our target and make it ease for us.