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Halal Bhangra

I heard this on Brooklyn’s Finest. Sayed Furqaan Qadri has produced hits after hits in Pakistan with the special voice only naats making it halal although the lyrics will be questionable to some (even though I don’t understand it) since it’s from the Qadri sufi tariqa. Check this one out entitled Sohna Aaya. It sounds a lot like ‘bhangra’ music.

I have no idea what he is saying. So can my Urdu-speaking brothers and sisters please translate. Thanks.


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    1. Mujahideen Ryder August 9th, 2007 at 8:15 am

      Puzzled on August 9, 2007 at 1:16 am said:

      Jazakallahu Khairun Hamid, I agree.

      exexblogger, I pray Allah softens your heart, as well as opens it up as opposed to accusing Muslims of bid’dah and shirk, as well as being harsh to brothers such as MR on his blog. And in case you didn’t know, many of those traders were Sufis. masalama

      Exex blogger is a softie. 😀 He’s not too bad.

    2. Ahmed.A.A UK August 9th, 2007 at 4:42 pm

      AlBaraa on August 5, 2007 at 10:40 pm said:

      the video is VERY dizzying..gives me a headache

      agree! almost like your in a trance! not being rude or anything! but you can easly mistake this for a sikh chant , a lot of sikhs in the UK sit on stage and sing like this!

    3. Ahmed.A.A UK August 9th, 2007 at 4:45 pm

      abu ameerah on August 8, 2007 at 3:45 am said:

      “Does Bayyah have a fatwa for this?”

      LOOOOOL! There must be some bhangra action going down in Mauritania. Or perhaps the Sheikh may know about the likes of Daler Mehndi. “Tunak Tunak Tun” :)

      @ RYDER:

      “Why would Sh. Abdullah bin Bayyah need to pass a fatwa on this, when it’s clearly halal.”

      See RYDER there you go again akhi. You don’t even know what lyrics mean (as you thought the song was in Urdu) and all of a sudden you put the MR Halal stamp on it. Bhangra is a Punjabi music and it origins go back to the mushrikeen (Sikh tradition) in India some 500+ years ago. Forget the issue of instrumentation and lyrical content in this song … there is also an issue of imitating disbelievers. In this case that would be the Sikhs of the Punjab.

      C’mon yaar! What the dilly yo?

      subhanallah read your comment after i posted mine! your spot on akhi!

    4. Usma August 9th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

      sounds kinda weird calling/likening it bhangra b/c bhangra music is danced too..

      I personally don’t really like this style of nasheed

    5. Usma August 9th, 2007 at 4:55 pm

      and I have a feeling I know the person who commented above mine..lol

    6. Ahmed.A.A UK August 9th, 2007 at 5:36 pm

      usma farman? bsc sociology???

    7. Thomas Paine August 9th, 2007 at 6:08 pm

      abu ameerah on August 8, 2007 at 3:45 am said:

      “Does Bayyah have a fatwa for this?”

      LOOOOOL! There must be some bhangra action going down in Mauritania. Or perhaps the Sheikh may know about the likes of Daler Mehndi. “Tunak Tunak Tun” :)

      @ RYDER:

      “Why would Sh. Abdullah bin Bayyah need to pass a fatwa on this, when it’s clearly halal.”

      See RYDER there you go again akhi. You don’t even know what lyrics mean (as you thought the song was in Urdu) and all of a sudden you put the MR Halal stamp on it. Bhangra is a Punjabi music and it origins go back to the mushrikeen (Sikh tradition) in India some 500+ years ago. Forget the issue of instrumentation and lyrical content in this song … there is also an issue of imitating disbelievers. In this case that would be the Sikhs of the Punjab.

      C’mon yaar! What the dilly yo?

      Who the hell cares if your imitating a ‘nonbeliever’?? Youre imitating nobelievers by using electricity, computers, basically alot of modern conveniences. I know you ain’t using deodorant so i’m not going to mention it (hahaha…). Relaaaax, music isn’t haram just b/c it sounds good. Jeezes.

    8. Thomas Paine August 9th, 2007 at 6:19 pm

      ExEx Blogger on August 7, 2007 at 3:42 pm said:

      Well you MR, if we are to look down at the people that studied Islam because it was “alleged” that they didn’t excel in science and engineering, then I remind all that science and engineering won’t make you a better Muslim. Learing the Quran and Sunnah applying it and practicing it is what makes you better. To generalize that people that go to Medina are “losers” is a claim that is not true. Then these students shouldn’t go and study from mashaayikh because they’re drop outs etc.

      All i can see with my eyes is that alot of these people with scientific backgrounds are providing healthcare and building bridges whereas the islamic school graduates are bickering over whether this or that music is haraam or discussing whether its ok to suicide bomb a toaster oven when its acting up. When a kid gets polio or an earthquake hits, i’m pretty sure 99% will hope to have one of the scientific minds around (1% will pray for the muscles to reattach to their torso).

    9. Ahmed.A.A UK August 9th, 2007 at 7:40 pm

      Thomas Paine on August 9, 2007 at 6:08 pm said:

      Who the hell cares if your imitating a ‘nonbeliever’?? Youre imitating nobelievers by using electricity, computers, basically alot of modern conveniences. I know you ain’t using deodorant so i’m not going to mention it (hahaha…). Relaaaax, music isn’t haram just b/c it sounds good. Jeezes.

      you obviously dont understand our religion very well! so you had to make a stupid remark like the above! why does it bug you wether we quarel over the fact music is permisable or not?

    10. ExEx Blogger August 9th, 2007 at 8:33 pm

      OWNAGE!
      @ MR – What is there to be “sorry” for? I mean, I don’t think you’ve said “anything” that I’m thoroughly upset with. Also forgive me likewise.

    11. ExEx Blogger August 9th, 2007 at 8:51 pm

      For everyone’s reference regarding Bhangra…
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhangra

    12. AnonyMouse August 10th, 2007 at 12:29 am

      @ those who say Madinah Uni is easy to get into – it’s not! My dad was one of those whom Allah blessed with a scholarship, but he said that LOADS of people apply to get in there and a very minor percentage get in… and an even smaller number graduate!
      Only issue I have is that they don’t accept women (yet!)…

    13. Thomas Paine August 10th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

      You’re right, ahmed, i don’t have a great understanding of “your” religion. I dont have the privilege of years of study in islam. To be honest, i was just messing around with ya, haha i knew itd piss someone off. But it does bother me that this is such an issue drawing so much attention when it seems like there are alot more important things to talk about.

    14. Puzzled August 10th, 2007 at 8:20 pm

      You know what Thomas, YOU’RE A PAINE!

    15. abu ameerah August 18th, 2007 at 10:14 pm

      “Youre imitating nobelievers by using electricity, computers, basically alot of modern conveniences.”

      LOL…

      A dumb argument used by Thomas Paine and the neo-traditionalist masses. If only Paine and neo-Traditionalists actually studied Islam instead of quoting a few fatawa from Sunnipath…

      Well I suppose its all good since Sidi Hanson can sit in a Cat Stevens concert and listen to some folk garbage. “Moonshadow Moonshadow…”

      *sigh*

      …If only…

    16. Faiza August 19th, 2007 at 10:30 am

      I bought this Qadri’s CD being in Pakistan after hearing my cousins reciting it in a gathering, but when I played it I also thought it was some bhangra song. Especially when they say “Haqq eh!”. Maybe their way of reciting the nasheed should be changed because it’s a very beautiful naat and nothing in it really makes it haram, but if makes you move your feet etc. then something’s definitely wrong.

    17. ExEx Blogger August 19th, 2007 at 10:42 am

      @ Abu Ameerah

      Well I suppose its all good since Sidi Hanson can sit in a Cat Stevens concert and listen to some folk garbage. “Moonshadow Moonshadow…”

      LOLLOLLOL

    18. ExEx Blogger August 19th, 2007 at 10:43 am

      @Faiza
      but if makes you move your feet etc. then something’s definitely wrong

      So if sit still and listen to Marilyn Manson and Christina Aguilerra, is that good?

    19. Thomas Paine August 19th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

      abu ameerah on August 18, 2007 at 10:14 pm said:

      “Youre imitating nobelievers by using electricity, computers, basically alot of modern conveniences.”

      LOL…

      A dumb argument used by Thomas Paine and the neo-traditionalist masses. If only Paine and neo-Traditionalists actually studied Islam instead of quoting a few fatawa from Sunnipath…

      Well I suppose its all good since Sidi Hanson can sit in a Cat Stevens concert and listen to some folk garbage. “Moonshadow Moonshadow…”

      *sigh*

      …If only…

      abu ameerah…you’re awesome! I always await your seemingly intelligent comments. By just tossing in “neo-traditionalists” and vaguely referencing Sidi Hanson, you almost make yourself sound knowledgeable! But the discerning reader notices that you didn’t manage to counter the argument at all! Meanwhile, you’re typing on a computer that was the brainchild of an atheist and surfing the internet that was invented by a christian (al gore). Keep it coming douchebag!

    20. ExEx Blogger August 19th, 2007 at 11:09 pm

      Thomas, you’re rudeness makes your argument sound like garbage.

    21. toots September 8th, 2007 at 11:57 pm

      “All i can see with my eyes is that alot of these people with scientific backgrounds are providing healthcare and building bridges whereas the islamic school graduates are bickering over whether this or that music is haraam or discussing whether its ok to suicide bomb a toaster oven when its acting up. When a kid gets polio or an earthquake hits, i’m pretty sure 99% will hope to have one of the scientific minds around (1% will pray for the muscles to reattach to their torso).”

      LOLOL, this is seriously the funniest comment I’ve read in a while. Couldn’t agree more

    22. Ali Chowdhury October 14th, 2007 at 10:20 am

      QTV is Bidah and committs shirk on a daily basis. Using the Qu’ran n any context of music is haram. Look at those people in the crowd waving their hand in the air going crazy as if they are at a concert. Half those people don’t even pray 5 times, but they love to come to these events and think they are doing right and gaining sawab. These are all innovations that bring people away from the real Islam. It is NOT part of the Qu’ran or the SUnnah of The Prophet PBUH

    23. ukashah July 5th, 2008 at 2:12 am

      aslam o alikum,

      astagfirullah,

      this is not islam ,
      is this is islam ?

      w salam

    24. FAZZY August 17th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

      I think its wel constructed for the new generation muslims. we need to adapt and get the youths interested even if it means using new techniques like the one in sohna aya. theres no haram in this the lord has made this beautiful world, we are blessed to see it and live on it. the lord say’s seek knowledge and this is knowlegde that some people have to get a message out to todays youth. so brothers and sisters be pleased that they are not rapping anything that today youths listen to. Peace to All

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