Music can take deep root inside an individual’s heart. If it settles in there, then nothing else (that is good) can take its place, unless it is forced out. Music is a rival of the Quran, as it is the invocation of Shaitan, meaning that whoever listens to it follows the path of the devil.
“And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice…” (Al-Isra 17:64)
Getting addicted to music is easy and so is everything, which is evil, once a person falls into it. When a person is sincere in setting himself free from some evil habit, then Allah (swt) helps and makes it easy for him. Following methods, proven by experience, can be effective to curb this addiction:
Be Sincere and Do Good
First and foremost, if a person wishes to save himself from doing evil, he has to be sincere in letting go of it, otherwise his efforts will be wasted. With sincerity comes the help of the Almighty. To motivate us, Allah (swt) says in the Quran: “So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it, and whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.” (Az-Zalzalah 99:7-8)
Never stop doing good, as Allah (swt) guides those who do good: “And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good.” (Al-Ankaboot 29:69)
Quran: A Cure for Mental Illnesses
People say that music is soothing and it helps cure depression. How can something which is forbidden by Allah (swt) be helpful? Allah (swt) only forbade those things which are harmful or their losses outweigh their gains.
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