By sheik yer’mami
SheikYer’Mami’s Song – The Imam
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This song, like most of the others, was written in autumn 2005 during recording in a small studio in the outer outback of Australia. Most of the words are straight out of the Koran. The intro, in German, was added for impact and resembles a personal experience of an arriving Imam in Frankfurt, who refused to allow customs to search his bags:
All the words will be posted later, for now just the translation:
Ich bin der Imam, aus der Turkei,
Ich habe nur den Hass dabei
Unglaeubiger, ruer mich nicht an
denn ich bin
I am your Imam from Turkey
I have only hatred in my bagage,
Infidel: don’t dare to touch me
’cause I am a Musulman…
Ich bin der Hass im Namen Allahs
mit Sharia und Koran
mit Feuer Schwert un Groessenwahn
zu Allah sollt Ihr Eurch bekehren,
und den Monolith verehren…
I am the embodyment of hatred
with Sharia & Koran
with fire, sword and megalomania
accept Islam – or else….
and worship the monolith…
Music & Islam:
Remember Mohammed’s Dead Poets Society? – all the singer-poets he killed for criticising/ mocking him? Asma bint Marwan? Abu Afak? There were others, too.
One of the things that tells me that Islam comes straight out of hell is the fact that sharia formally and explicitly condemns and forbids music.
Here’s an old posting by Hugh, on the subject:
“The doctrine concerning music in Islam is clear: music is haram, not halal.
“On-line one can find both the Qur’an (in four or five English versions, presented synoptically) and the Hadith from the most authoritative collections; put “music” into their respective search engines and see what comes up.
“For those whose practice conforms with the doctrine, see Afghanistan, where the Taliban murdered those Afghani wedding-singers, and even killed those who defied the ban on listening to music on radios.
“See what the True Believers of the F.I.S. did to singers of Rai in Algeria.
“See the role of music — non-existent — in Saudi Arabia or other Sharia-compliant states.
“There is music in Muslim societies, but its appearance is despite and not because of Islam.
– Posted by: Hugh at November 20, 2007 2:19 AM”.
And here, unearthed and shared by jihadwatch poster ‘del’, is what the ‘Reliance of the Traveller’, an authoritative handbook of Islamic law, has to say about music – *all* music (the focus is on ‘musical instruments’ but vocal music is also condemned):
“…19. Musical instruments are unlawful
r40.0 MUSIC, SONG, AND DANCE
r40.1 (Ibn Hajar Haytami:) As for the condemnation of musical instruments, flutes, strings and the like by the Truthful and Trustworthy (Allah bless him and give him peace), who
“does not speak from personal caprice: it is nothing besides a revelation inspired” (Koran 53:3-4),
let those who refuse to obey him beware lest calamity strike them, or a painful torment. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
(1) “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance.”
(2) “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress.”
(3) “Song makes hypocrisy grow in the heart as water does herbage.”
(4) “This community will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth, metamorphosis of some into animals, and being rained upon with stones.” Someone asked, “When will this be, O Messenger of Allah?” and he said, “When songstresses and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful.”
(5) “There will be peoples of my Community who will hold fornication, silk, wine, and musical instruments to be lawful ….”
All of this is explicit and compelling textual evidence that musical instruments of all types are unlawful (Kaff al-ra’a’ ‘an muharramat al-lahw wa al-sama’ (y49), 2.269-70). ”
– Posted by: del at April 23, 2007 12:56 AM
In the material from Hugh that I quoted above, he mentioned purist Muslims attacking music-makers in Afghanistan and in Algeria – music-makers who were practising not western styles but, it is clear, traditional ‘folk’ musics.
To that list may be added many other miserable examples of Islamic party-pooping. I have just gone through my file entitled ‘no music in Islam’, and it has news stories, garnered here over three or four years, about purist Muslim assaults on music shops and music makers and music both ‘western’ and ‘local traditional/ folk’, from…Afghanistan and Pakistan [reports aplenty], but also from Gaza City, Somalia, Iraq [death threats levelled at the Baghdad City symphony orchestra, and - from May this year - a report on the assassinations in Iraq, by jihadists, of 115 singers, 65 actors and 60 painters], and Indonesia [Muslim purists threatening a young Muslim woman who was singing traditional erotic songs].
In Geraldine Brooks’ ‘Nine Parts of Desire’ she describes traditional ‘belly-dancing’ in Egypt – the classic erotic women’s dance form of the Middle East, which is most likely a cultural survival from pre-Islamic times. Brooks attempted to learn it and found it was as intellectually and physically demanding as western ballet, and as complex. She also found that the purist Muslims, jihad-and sharia-minded, were conducting a campaign to stamp it out.
In ‘From Cairo to Damascus’, in Beirut Carlson saw a ‘belly-dancer’ perform; she sang, mesmerisingly, what he called a ‘torch song’, as well as dancing. But again, we must conclude that this art, however appreciated behind closed doors, was a survival from the pre-Islamic world, rather than an integral part of the Islamosphere. For Carlson also makes the following observation, as he describes a boat-load of Jewish Shoah survivors making their way to Israel:
“They were an ill-clad, ill-fed lot of refugees. Many were survivors of Auschwitz who bore their death number tattooed above their wrists. Most were from southern Europe – Rumania, Hungary, and Bulgaria. I had expected to find them elated at their homecoming. But there was no elation. Pain, hunger and frustration had been their lot for a decade and they were benumbed.
“Among the bedraggled children a half dozen carried violin cases.
“I thought it significant that these harassed Jews thought of music as well as survival;
“at no time during my stay among the Arabs had I seen anybody with a violin, or with any musical instrument of any kind.”
Got that last bit? – “At no time during my stay among the Arabs had I seen anybody with a violin or with any musical instrument of any kind”.
Carlson doesn’t connect that conspicuous absence, that lack or gap, with Islam and the sharia. But anyone who is aware of this passage from the Hadith – “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me [Mohammed] as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with *musical instruments, flutes, strings*, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance” knows exactly why Carlson saw no musical instruments among the Arabs.