Radical Muslims relax the traditional Islamic ban on music long enough to get a few recruits. From Reuters, with thanks to Twostellas:
By Jahabar Sadiq KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Muslim opposition, which says musical concerts encourage a hedonistic lifestyle, held one itself at the weekend, aiming to undo its party-pooper image and lure youths who rejected it in a recent election.
Nearly 2,000 people sat sedately and watched an all-male line-up perform pop, blues and Islamic music that preached family values and worship mixed with poetry and parable recitals at the concert organized by Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS).
“We want to show that there is entertainment in Islam,” said Muhaimin Sulam, organizer of the PAS “Alternative Entertainment” concert in capital Kuala Lumpur late on Saturday.
But is there really? In Islam Unveiled I quote Khomeini:
Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.