Sublimity and Transportation are core Qualities of Unheard Music driving one away from the present culminating in spiritual,mental and Intellectual uplift.
1. Twice, Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) heard music at a far distance. He proceeded towards the site. But he was stopped by Allah by inducing a kind of sleep, from going to the places where he intended to go to listen music.
2. First time when we see a Role of Music in Islam is when Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.), was at the last leg of his migration from Mecca to Medina.
3. In the outskirts of Medina, people had gathered to welcome him. Also, there were small girls with daff in their hands. When they saw Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) at a far distance coming on camel’s back along with Abu Bakr, Girls started chanting songs in praise of the Prophet while playing on Daff, a small drumming instrument. This was first display of music in Islam.
EXCESS OF EVERY THING IS BAD
The proverb “Excess of Everything is Bad” is applicable to every activity. So much so that it is also applied to spiritual activities e.g. recitation from Holy Books and even saying Prayers.It is greatly advisable to constitute a a Social Body or Committee to decide the Grading of Music. Only useful music should be allowed to be played in public. Sublimity should be declared as the Core Quality of a a piece of Music. Transportation and sublimity means that one is swayed away from the present to some imaginary regions of one’s daydreams.
ROLE OF JALAL-UD-DIN RUMI
Rumi was the first Luminary who ushered in music so profusely in Islamic fora. Actually, he wanted to use music for moral and spiritual refinement in addition to mental and intellectual Enhancement.
ROLE OF CHISHTIA
Well-known Islamic Saint Chishtia used Sama for preaching Islam in India. Sama is a special music Called Kwwalli in which subject is some notable incident in the spiritual history of humanity.
UNHEARD MUSIC DISTINGUISHED FROM HEARD MUSIC
“Expectation is Better Than Realization” is the proverb most fit to teach us all about Unheard Music. Actually Unheard music is Not to be heard with ears but it is Felt and Heard through imagination.When we imagine a beautiful thing coming, bells start ringing in our imagination. But the more we come close to a beauty the more we are infatuated by it. And ultimate end is the Implosion which leaves bad feeling on ones mind. You may imagine the experience of Intercourse with the opposite sex. You may remember that all is good and nice in the beginning but as we escalate towards climax and get emptied of sperm or ovule we feel over-satiated.
Sublimity and Transportation are core Qualities of Unheard Music ( as also of Worldly Music though) driving one away from the present culminating in spiritual,mental and Intellectual uplift.