Musik leder till ondska

Imâm ´Abdul-´Azîz bin ´Abdillâh bin Bâz (d. 1420)
at-Ta´lîqât ´alâl-Fatwâ al-Hamawiyyah al-Kubrâ, sid. 170-171

Fråga: Betyder Ibn Mas´ûds ord ”Sång föder hyckleri i hjärtat liksom vatten föder bönan” att sång och musik leder till otro?

Svar: Ett medel vill säga. Precis som synder leder till otro och sjukdomar till döden. Synder kan leda syndaren till otro. Till dem hör just sång och musik. De kan få lyssnaren att hamna i otro. Vi ber Allâh om skydd.

Fråga: Är det förbjudet att lyssna på sång?

Svar: Ja. Sång och musik hör till de fulaste synderna och ett medel till ondska1.

1Another paper, published in 2003 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, reported that music can incite aggressive thoughts and feelings. During five experiments with 75 female and 70 male college students, those who heard a violent song were shown to feel more hostile than those who heard a nonviolent song, from the same artist and style.

The popular music industry has a problem – men are sexually assaulting women. Male producers, record company execs and musicians are exploiting and abusing women musicians, women working in the industry and female fans. Male fans are doing it too. It’s not new. Phil Spector’s treatment of Ronnie Spector and Ike’s of Tina Turner has long been known.

In the 1920s, marijuana use became associated with jazz. Jazz musicians used their songs to tell narratives of their drug use. As expected, this caused the general public to worry that this music would influence youth to follow in the musicians’ footsteps. The use of marijuana in the jazz subculture partly motivated early movements to criminalize the drug.

This helps illustrate just how strong the impact of music is on American culture. Additionally, it explains why some people may be worried about the kinds of messages music is sending out into the world.