Mahraganat “more harmful than coronavirus,” states Egyptian parliament spokesperson

“This type of music is based on promiscuous and immoral lyrics, which is entirely prohibited, and as such the door is closed on it.” There might be more to this. Whenever I note that Islamic law prohibits music (aside from nasheeds, a cappella tunes encouraging jihad), I am excoriated as a greasy Islamophobe, but it’s however true: Hadith Qudsi 19:5: “The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to ruin all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the features of lack of knowledge.” (The Hadith Qudsi, or holy Hadith, are…

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