As Salaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatul Lahi Wa Barakaat tu hu
first and foremost my deepest love and respect to mawlana shaykh nazim, shaykh hisham and shaykh adnan. to their families and friends.
A couple of my friends were recently debating whether Islam permits using rapping as a source to draw the youth of today to Islam via rapping and music.
some Muslim brother have gone through the effort of making rapping CD’s etc to pull the youth towards Islam.
The issue we had was, is it correct to use Qur’an ayats or kalima in these rap songs with music etc?
please clarify thank you
forgive me for any unintended bad adaab.
wa `alaykum salam,
To comfort your soul and please the heart, singing accompanied by music which is not exciting is allowed as long as it is not in any way obscene or harmful to Islamic morals. It is OK to use Qur’anic expression with music in order to inspire the youth to learn and practice Islam.
Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago