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Nov 13, 2011
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Lebanese Shiite Cleric Sheik Hassan Ghandour: Singing Is Prohibited in Islam

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Source: Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon)

Following are excerpts from an interview with Lebanese Shiite cleric Sheik Hassan Ghandour, which aired on Al-Jadid/New TV, on November 13, 2011:

Hassan Ghandour: In general, singing is completely prohibited. Islamic law prohibits singing because it constitutes falsehood. Singing includes all kinds of lyrics that attribute false things to the other…

Interviewer: Singing is forbidden?!

Hassan Ghandour: Yes. The kind of singing prevalent in our Arab region and even in Europe…

Interviewer: Even among men?

Hassan Ghandour: Yes, even among men. Singing is categorically prohibited.


Interviewer: Any Muslim who sings is violating a prohibition?

Hassan Ghandour: Yes, undoubtedly. All the kinds of singing that we encounter on the streets are specifically prohibited.


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