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Not halal in Islam, of course.
Reliance of the Traveller: (Islamic Jurisprudence, i.e. Sharia law) r40:1: No musical instruments, such as flutes or stringed instruments and the like; r40:1(1): do away with flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance (jahaliya); r40:1(2): On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress.
Muhammad clearly saw the day coming when there would be backsliders and had the fix: r40:1(5): There will be peoples of my community who will hold fornication, silk, wine, and musical instruments to be lawful; and r40:1(4) . . . [w]hen songstresses and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful . . . “This community will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth, metamorphosis of some into animals, and being rained upon with stones.”
He relents a bit in r40:2 and says that one can play tambourines at weddings. My guess is that he liked the sound of tambourines.
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