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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 5:13am

 

 These conspiracy theories have been around for a long time. I remember when I was young and impressionable there was a book called "The Cosmic Conspiracy" that  covered all these sorts of things so it is nothing new. You shouldn't go around looking for things to scare yourself with, there are more than enough out  there already.

Don't you think that out of a whole song made up of sounds, there is a very good likelihood that if you play it backward you are bound to find these sounds form a messages that may never have been intended by the recordist or artist? Its like if you read a book backwards the letters form new words and chances are that there might occur a group of these new words that form a message of some kind.

 Why deny yourself the beauty of music. Not all music is bad. I could never not have beautiful hymns to sing for instance. There is true worship in singing songs to God. God put music in man's heart. Why even Jesus sang hymns. Don't look for demons under every stone because you might just find them, but they could be in your mind alone and not part of every one elses reality.

I used to love that song "another one bites the dust" and I've never smoked marijuana. So if there was a message there, my brain never registered it.

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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 6:28am

Did Jesus Christ (as per "4 canonical Gospels") ever play music or recommend in synagogues?

 

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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 11:15am

just a few days ago i tried to listen to musics from my handphone radio while on my night shift duty. And i almost forgot how Good and pleasuring it was to listen to a walkman such as during my teenage year. I decided to test myself again and very soon, i was listening to musics after musics, channels after channels and it just felt BETTER and BETTER! I could go on hours after hours. And the sounds seem to get better and better too in my ears. I almost forgot how GOOD listening to musics can be really, and i just can't seem to stop. It's totally mesmerising, especially the musics of todays. I don't think movies or sport shows like WWE wrestling or football matches could have an effect like music does.

Maybe, this was Muhammad's warning to us about musics or idle talkings. Life on earth as a muslim is to also know that God is always watching you all the time. Wouldn't it be better if we also show God that we are thinking of Him most of the time too? 

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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 11:36am

I think RnB and Hiphop have a negative affect, especially the videos, it might aswell be x rated. Its just disgusting, it makes girls look like tarts, then certain guys go around thinking thats all we are, well the ignorant ones.!!

I have also noticed that some rappers are quite confused with their religion. When I was into hiphop i bought an album by 'Nas' and on one of the tracks he starts off by saying 'Bismillah Rahmanir Raheem'...then goes on to his lyrical gymnastics, But on the otherhand, the front cover has him wearing a cross round his neck.. I wonder if he is muslim becasue his name I htinkk is short for Nasir??



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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 4:14pm
Muslims above everyone else should limit their TV viewing to the bare minimum - for educational, news and religious programming only. Here are a few proven tips offered by the TV-Turnoff Network which can help you in your crusade:

∑ Move your television to a less prominent location;
∑ Keep it off during meals;
∑ Designate certain days of the week as TV-free days;
∑ Do not use TV-watching as a reward;
∑ Cancel your cable subscription and use the money to buy books instead;
∑ Don't worry if children claim to be bored. Boredom passes and often leads to creativity.



Sister Hasna please take a look at the site below, its a good read, inshallah it'll help.

http://www.islam-online.net/English/ArtCulture/2001/04/artic le10.shtml

Also sister you know we all know that well, Islam & TV dont go but we'll always continue to do it, out of habbit or any other reasons, so we must try & limit these things bit by bit so just take baby steps sis, Music & TV will always be there in our lives So all we can do is try, i bet it'll become a habbit, not watching it, we can train our bodies & minds do anything we want to, thats a BIG Allhamdulliah to that i say.

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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 4:20pm

Great advice Misbah.

Wasting time watching TV doesn't make much sense, does it?



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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 4:25pm
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Great advice Misbah.

Wasting time watching TV doesn't make much sense, does it?


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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 4:28pm
Yeah Sister.. lol... it doesnít even thought like ive said before thereís some good documentaries which are educational.
I personally do like the Nature programís , I get so fascinated by Allahís creation, on how these animals behave.

Also too much TV gives you an IQ of 3!!
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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 4:31pm
AA    Better to waste time onthe WhyIslam forum!



Asalamualikum

LoL brother Hamayoun I donít see WhyIslam as a waste of time or me wasting my time on it, I find it very & I mean very helpful & it brushes up my typing skills..lol..
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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 6:46pm

Asalaamu alaikum,

I won't lie...I have not watched [rap] musc videos in a minute. When I actually (consciously) flipped to BET to catch some videos, those bad boys had me itching to go to a club!  Now mind you, I was never a hard core clubber. Knowing that the clubs is off limits now and watching things that put me in that mind set to go anyway is ROUGH! So now I know--no more watching videos for me! Certain types of music I like, certain TV shows I enjoy, and I am gonna watch those as long as my reverence and worship for Allah is not impeded.  

Originally posted by hasna77

I have also noticed that some rappers are quite confused with their religion. When I was into hiphop i bought an album by 'Nas' and on one of the tracks he starts off by saying 'Bismillah Rahmanir Raheem'...then goes on to his lyrical gymnastics, But on the otherhand, the front cover has him wearing a cross round his neck.. I wonder if he is muslim becasue his name I htinkk is short for Nasir??

Sis, Nas is a 5%er...the 5% Nation is an off-shoot of the NOI. Thus, they accept some Orthodox Islam doctrine, and toss the rest outta the window. FYI...

http://www.indiana.edu/~iupress/books/0-253-34574-X.shtml

http://comp.uark.edu/~tsweden/5per.html



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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 6:52pm
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Originally posted by Aviatrix

Great advice Misbah.

Wasting time watching TV doesn't make much sense, does it?


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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 7:07pm

Assalamualaikum brothers and sisters,

by the way this was all before i was muslim even then it was limited...

I only watch docus, news, and real life stories on tv becasue they are informative.

I actually found music very esasy to give up even though I am from a musical family. Silence is precious spiritually.

I always hear peoples car stereos as they drive into the residential car park where I live and they have the volume up so loud, it actually annoys me...but anyway thanks for the advice all of you especially sister Misbah.

This site is addictive since I joined it, but can I just add that the internet although could be used for educational purposes is very influencial just as much as tv and music, don't you think???

 



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bullet Posted: 25 July 2005 at 7:13pm
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Asalaamu alaikum,

I won't lie...I have not watched [rap] musc videos in a minute. When I actually (consciously) flipped to BET to catch some videos, those bad boys had me itching to go to a club!  Now mind you, I was never a hard core clubber. Knowing that the clubs is off limits now and watching things that put me in that mind set to go anyway is ROUGH! So now I know--no more watching videos for me! Certain types of music I like, certain TV shows I enjoy, and I am gonna watch those as long as my reverence and worship for Allah is not impeded.  

Originally posted by hasna77

I have also noticed that some rappers are quite confused with their religion. When I was into hiphop i bought an album by 'Nas' and on one of the tracks he starts off by saying 'Bismillah Rahmanir Raheem'...then goes on to his lyrical gymnastics, But on the otherhand, the front cover has him wearing a cross round his neck.. I wonder if he is muslim becasue his name I htinkk is short for Nasir??

Sis, Nas is a 5%er...the 5% Nation is an off-shoot of the NOI. Thus, they accept some Orthodox Islam doctrine, and toss the rest outta the window. FYI...

http://www.indiana.edu/~iupress/books/0-253-34574-X.shtml

http://comp.uark.edu/~tsweden/5per.html

wow didn't know that!

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