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How to classify Ghina in Nohaas.


Asalam O Alaikum! Please tell me if there is ghina in nohaas. I like all the nohaas of Nadeem Sarwar and his sons very much. They boost up our passion etc. But problem arising is that I can’t distinguish which is halaal and haraam one. I have read about ghina etc so much but can’t differentiate in Sarwars nohaas. Please help me distinguish or classify them. Plzzz



Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your question

Ghina contains two things. Either the song belongs to the Haram gatherings or is Mutrib which means to cause impulsive movement i.e while listening a person unknowingly moves his body.

If music does not befit frivolous gatherings, then it is not haram. Therefore, listening to songs/Noha and mutrib music which befits frivolous gatherings is haram.

It is the responsibility of the individual to classify and distinguish the ghina in Nohas/Qasida etc himself. if you feel the tone or song which is used befits frivolous and haram gatherings then it is prohibited to listen.

Question: Is it permissible to listen to religious songs in praise of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) that are accompanied with music?

Answer: Songs (al-ghinã’) are harãm absolutely. However, singing praise [of the Prophet or the Ahlul Bayt] that is sung with a good tune but is not in ghinã’ form is without problem.

As for the music, it would be allowed, if it is not suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings.

Question: Some people recite Quran and Dua on the tune of some songs, is this permissible?

Answer: If the recitation is not in a Lahvi manner, it is not Haram. (Lahvi means something that is provocative and suitable for revelry).

Question: What is your ruling on Ghina or song?

Answer: Singing (al-Ghinã’) is harãm: doing it, listening to it. By “singing — al-Ghinã’,” we mean an amusing statement expressed in the tunes that are suitable for those who provide entertainment and amusement.

Question: Is it correct to say that the music that arouses sexual, lustful urges and promotes unstable and degrading behavior is the forbidden one?

And is it correct to say that the music that soothes the nerves or causes relaxation, the music that forms the background of a scene in a movie to increase the effect of the scene on the viewers, the music that is used for physical exercise during workouts, the music that dramatizes a particular scene by its tune, or the one that arouses the zeal [in soldiers] is the permissible one?

Answer: Forbidden music is the music that is suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings, even if it does not arouse sexual temptations.

Permissible music is the music that is not suitable for such gatherings, even if it does not soothe the nerves like the martial music and that played at funerals.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider