Praising Allah in songs and reciting the Qur'an in a musical tone
Q 2: What is the ruling on
praising Allah by singing and reciting the Qur’an in a musical tone
to attract non-Muslims to Islam and warn Muslims of committing sins?
This act is not permissible for the following reasons:1- Singing is Haram (prohibited). It falls under vain talk dispraised by the Saying of Allah (Exalted be He):
And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allâh without knowledge
Anyone who does such an act is threatened with painful punishment. (Part No. 26; Page No. 220) 2- The Masjids (mosques) are highly venerated places that should be free from any sins, including singing. Masjids are only built to remember and mention Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) there.3- An even graver prohibition is that people recite the Qur'an in a musical tone. This is a desecration of the Qur'an, and associates it with songs chanted for entertainment.4- It is obligatory to call non-Muslims to embrace Islam and to encourage sinful Muslims to repent to Allah, but this should be done according to the Shar`y (Islamic legal) methods, not those forbidden or newly invented in religion.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.