Friday, 2 July 2010

Music in school

Daily Mail, Muslim pupils taken out of music lessons 'because Islam forbids playing an instrument', 2 July 2010 "Muslim pupils are being withdrawn from music lessons because some families believe learning an instrument is anti-Islamic."

Also see Abdul Rahman Shaheen,, Scholars divided over imam's fatwa on music, 29 June 2010 which I linked to in VirtuallyIslamic recently: ""A fatwa (religious ruling) issued by Shaikh Adel Al Kalbani, a former imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, in which he claimed that Islam does not forbid singing and music has split Saudi scholars, Islamic thinkers and secularists..."