Response: I have read your argument regarding music and am
convinced by your explanation that only music and songs which stimulate vulgar
emotions are prohibited. However, I have a question which I hope you could
address. In one of your answers with regard to the prohibition of music, you
On the contrary, it is a known fact that one of the
other divinely revealed scriptures, the Psalms, is basically a collection of
hymns. The Prophet David (sws) used to sing the various Psalms revealed to him
on his harp.
Please can you give some proof of this because it seems to
me that if this fact can be established, those who say that music is absolutely
prohibited, will have very little to argue with.
fact that Psalms is a collection of hymns that were sung is an established
historical fact and all biblical authorities say so. In fact, the Psalms
themselves say so; you just have to read them to know this. For example in every
Bible at the top of most Psalms it is written:
Director of Music.’
beginning of Psalm 5, for example, you will find the words:
Director of Music. For Flutes’
beginning of Psalm 6, the following words are inscribed:
Director of Music. For Stringed Instruments.’
beginning of Psalm 22, the words written are:
Director of Music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning”.
beginning of Psalm 30, the words written are:
A Psalm. A
song. “For the dedication of the temple”
The first three
verses of Psalm 33 read thus:
joyfully to the Lord you righteous:
fitting for the upright to praise him.
Lord with the harp;
to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him
a new song;
skillfully and shout for joy.
have the following words written at the top:
‘A song of