Following are excerpts
from an interview with Lebanese Shiite cleric Sheik Hassan Ghandour,
which aired on Al-Jadid/New TV, on November 13, 2011:
In general, singing is completely prohibited. Islamic law prohibits
singing because it constitutes falsehood. Singing includes all kinds
of lyrics that attribute false things to the other…
Yes. The kind of singing prevalent in our Arab region and even in Europe…
Yes, even among men. Singing is categorically prohibited.
Any Muslim who sings is violating a prohibition?
Yes, undoubtedly. All the kinds of singing that we encounter on the
streets are specifically prohibited.