I have long heard that music is prohibited in islam (haram). If it is so, then why is azan (call to prayer) sung ? I have looked at these questions but haven't found an answer : Is singing permissible in Islam? and Is listening to Music Halal (permissible) or Haram (prohibited) in Islam?
Firstly, There is difference between music and song. Musical instruments are haraam not songs. Songs without music, without wrong intention and without wrong content is allowed in Islam.
Secondly, Azaan is not really a song. It is offered melodiously to call people for prayer.
See this fatwa to read more about this:
About music read this fatwa: https://islamqa.info/en/5000
All kinds of Musical Instruments are forbidden except from daff in some cases. https://islamqa.info/en/20406
Seemingly, all kinds of Singing and music are not haram (according to Shia). Actually some kinds of the music are considered as haram practice such as:
- Some kinds of singing like woman singing.
- Some musics which can be considered as Ghena...
- and so on.
Besides, we cannot consider Azan as a music. Since we can count it as a nice permissible kind of reciting like reciting of Quran in difference voices.
Music is not generally haram. It depends from person to person. Even in a pary if you feel a music is making you out of mind you cannot say other Muslim to leave, this is conditional due to each person. There's a general law any thing that make you out of mind or destroy your body not in Allah way is haram because it affect your wisdom even for few seconds.
Very good question .Kindly try to know the actual meaning of Azan(call to prayer) in your mother tongue what ever it may be and then think over the meaning of the call to prayer 5 times a day.The call to payer is not a song and not set to any rhythm or style .In turkey call to prayer(Azan)is pronounced in turkish language and in Iran in the persian language. The human voice was chosen for calling faithful Muslims to pray.The christians chose bells and jews trumpets for calling their faithful to prayer.Please keep enquiring.