September 07, 2016

Backgrounder: Why are Muslims in Canada removing their children from mandatory music classes?

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator

This Globe & Mail story may illustrate a trend towards sharia compliance in Canadian culture.

From the Globe & Mail:

When music class begins this week at Toronto’s Donwood Park elementary school, Mohammad Nouman Dasu will send a family member to collect his three young children. They will go home for an hour rather than sing and play instruments – a mandatory part of the Ontario curriculum he believes violates his Muslim faith.

The Scarborough school and the Toronto District School Board originally had offered an accommodation – suggesting students could just clap their hands in place of playing instruments or listen to acapella versions of O Canada – but not a full exemption from the class.

After a bitter three-year fight, however, Mr. Dasu felt he had no other opton but to bring his kids home.

The Globe article refers to the Toronto Muslim parent's belief that music lessons violate their Islamic faith. But do they? 

This imam explains the Islamic view on music to school children in France:

So one begins to see a pattern here. 

But what about Islamic scripture itself?

In a way it doesn't matter. What Muslims believe scripture says it what ultimately matters in practical terms.

It is still useful to know if the Islamic prohibition on music is scripturally supported.

Here is a fascinating collection of Islamic scriptures concerning music and sharia interpretations of those scriptures.

The Religion of Islaam has made clear the prohibition of Music, as is clear from the Qur'aan, ahaadeeth of the Messenger and the understanding of the Companions radhiyallahu'anhum, when all three are taken together. 

From the Qur'aan: 

1) Surah An-Najm, Verse 59 to 62 

Allaah says, what means:

"Do you marvel at this statement, and laugh and do not weep, while you amuse yourselves [proudly] in vanities ? Rather, prostrate before Allaah and worship Him [alone]." 

According to Ibn Abbaas radhiyallahu'anhuma, the word 'saamidoon' in this verse refers to the mushrikeen's habit of singing and playing music noisily whenever they heard the Qur'aan being recited, in order to drown out the reciters voice so that others wouldn't hear it.

(Mushrikeen is a Muslim pejorative for non-believer.)

It is interesting that in the past, people may have tried to peacefully play music during Islamic preaching as an alternative to listening to the constant scorn heaped on non-Muslims.

Below, a video of Tatjana Festerling demonstrating to a German politician what his proposed law allowing Muslim calls to prayer would result in:

This is a picture of a poster that was seen in 2014 in UK public schools asking children not to listen to music and to explain to their friends that music is evil.

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commented 2016-09-08 12:53:30 -0400
I say let’s play Rob Zombie and punk rock etc and maybe they’ll leave the country.
The people vs mohammad. The lunacy of the prophet.Go to you tube to find out what the left is hiding about the clintons, benghazi, IRS, FBI, clinton foundation, clinton hit list. More intriguing than any book you can read.
commented 2016-09-08 09:52:21 -0400
just more Islamic BS and the leftys and progressives continue to support them. In reality all the leftys and pc IDIOTS ARE RUNNING TO THERE OWN DEATH.
commented 2016-09-07 21:10:52 -0400
Can you believe the ass that is in the first video?? This is what happens when people marry their first cousins. A generation of retards. And we want them here?? For what? They haven’t the intelligence to be janitors. Jesus wept.
commented 2016-09-07 20:04:55 -0400
More than one bunch of islamics has been machine gunned down by other islamics for listening to music in public
commented 2016-09-07 19:24:44 -0400
Bill Elder, it should be a parent’s prerogative to pull their children from classes they do not agree with so long as the class is not a core subject. Now I do not know if the music class is a core subject, but if it is, then the question of whether it should be a core subject should be up for debate.
commented 2016-09-07 18:34:33 -0400
Bill Elder i agree , the parents can make choices like this, it is the fact only they are allowed that is the problem.
commented 2016-09-07 18:22:31 -0400
My wife works at a school and they don’t have that problem.
commented 2016-09-07 16:30:07 -0400
Many studies suggest a direct correlation between music study and higher IQ. Hmmmm.
commented 2016-09-07 14:46:26 -0400
I’m ok with this – it’s a exercise in parental rights and it breaks the myth the statist globalists dogma of them owning your kids – where I get pissed is I can’t remove my kid from homosexual propaganda class or other errant political messaging which strays outside the mandate of educating into indoctrinating.

Islamic people (regardless of your opinion) are religious people of no less passion than Christian or Jewish parishioners.

If the state will make exceptions for Muslims and not accommodate other religious beliefs, then we have a big problem Huston
commented 2016-09-07 14:40:13 -0400
Just like I said in the " September 06, 2016 "Muslim parents pull children out of Toronto school’s music class because music is ‘un-Islamic’ " article …

They can continue to pull themselves out of Canada and go back to where they came from if it is an issue for them, because Canadians … real Canadians … enjoy music of all types. Too bad, so sad for them, live with it or leave.
commented 2016-09-07 14:39:02 -0400
Just get them out of our schools, and let them go to be brainwashed at their mosques. They should not be allowed to pass any grade in our system, with out earning the requirements that we have in place. This is part of our culture, and we enjoy it. The cult of Islam will suck every last bit of happiness out of the world, if we let them.
commented 2016-09-07 14:16:27 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM: 31,695 Attacks, 201,673 Killed, 282,749 Injured…. that we know of.