When music class begins this week at Toronto’s Donwood Park elementary school, Mohammad Nouman Dasu will send a family member to collect his three young children. They will go home for an hour rather than sing and play instruments – a mandatory part of the Ontario curriculum he believes violates his Muslim faith.
“We here believe that music is haram [forbidden]. We can neither listen to it, nor can we play a role in it,” said the mosque’s imam, Kasim Ingar.
Don't tell that to A. R. Rahman -- one of the greatest living music composers who obviously is a very very bad Muslim.
“We do not compromise with anyone on the clear-cut orders and principles conveyed by the Prophet,” said Mr. Ingar, who also leads the Scarborough Muslim Association.
Yup. Infidels don't get it. If it's haram to listen to or to create music, then eventually it ought to be banned everywhere. The laws of Allah supersede the laws of man.