Friday, November 18, 2011

"On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress."

One of many exhortations to Muslims on the dangers of music, as told in the hadiths of Muhammad. Any music or song is forbidden in Islam, as is artistic depictions of people or animals. Geometric or plant shapes only, and that's the order from Muhammad. Oh, and no
IPod either.

Hazem Shoman was just following the behavior of his Islamic prophet when he jumped on stage and scolded the audience for listening to music, calling it haram and sinful.

As the Ayatollah Khomeini said, "There is no fun in Islam"

From Ahram Online November 16 by Sarah Raslan

Islamic scholar Shoman crashes Hisham Abbas concert

Hazem Shoman
..however Barry Manilow is permissable during Ramadan...

Hundreds of students attending a Hisham Abbas concert on Tuesday night at the Nile Academy campus in Mansoura, capital of the Daqahliya governorate in Egypt's Delta region, were surprised when popular Islamic scholar Hazem Shoman entered the stage uninvited to condemn the event, which he described as 'monkar', or sinful.

Shoman occupied the stage and told the audience that singing is 'haram', or forbidden, to which the students responded with chants against the scholar.

In an effort to prevent clashes between the students and Shoman’s supporters, the academy's vice president Mohamed Abdel Ghaffar and security officials escorted the scholar from the venue after discussions.

Tuesday night's incident was not the first of its kind for the Islamic scholar who had previously crashed a fine arts party at Mansoura University's College of Pharmacy in the name of Islam.

Shoman had also claimed presidential hopeful Mohamed ElBaradei's son-in-law is Christian in an attempt to tarnish the candidate's reputation among Muslims.

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