Haytham bin Jawwad al-Haddad
Following on from our discussion on consensus and ijtihad, I would like to emphasise that a particular aim of this discourse is to present rational arguments without entering into details of Islamic law and textual proofs behind the impermissibility of using musical instruments. The debate is not limited to a matter of opinion, proof or consensus; it extends to one of rationality. I have purposely taken this approach to enlighten Muslims, especially those residing and raised in Western countries who are not aware of its significance; it is crucial to maintain and uphold what has already been established in the Shari’ah: correctly understood textual scripture and valid absolute rationale operate in tandem with each other and lead to the same result.
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