October 4, 2008

Where is the Love [?] by Black Eyed Peas

Posted in Faith786's Favorites, Islam, Literature at 1:36 am by faith786

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum,

I will insha Allah, DEFINITELY explicate this later. But it is pretty straight forward. It really is a message for the world:

Where is the love?




  1. spiderman said,

    for corsos history class i did this song for some project where we had to pick themes related to world history

  2. faith786 said,

    I also was thinking about that song, it goes: Why can’t we be friends? why can’t we be friends?… XD

    I *LOVE* this song! It is sooooooo deep!!!

  3. Tayyiba said,

    assalamu alaikum

    someone told me about your blog and so i’ve been reading it now and then and really enjoy some of the posts. i don’t know about the music though. you seem to be interested in spirituality and all that, and i know you’re trying to find the good in these songs. but most of the the traditional scholars just say instruments should be avoided and that they cause hypocrisy in the heart… anyway, there’s the ayah on how everyting has good and bad (even alcohol), but the bad outweighs the good in some cases. maybe this is one of them… anyway, i hope you don’t take offense, i’m just honestly saying this bc i think you seem like the type of person who actually cares about these things… think of it as friendly advice!

  4. faith786 said,

    Walaikum Assalam!

    Thank you for your comment and I am in no way offended. I am actually happy you bring this up.

    I think I have three songs in my blog (?) and I in one of them I commented that I only have them up for intellectual purposes, but I do not want them to become an ‘obsession’ as do most things become.

    I have heard many different opinions on music because I had a close friend who used to listen to music and she would constantly look up different scholars rulings on it. Many scholars think instruments are okay for spiritual music, but some may say that it could distract you from Allah and can easily be a bad thing.

    I personally think that it is a controversial issue, but I do not think I can say it is *absolutely* *engraved* haraam. I do think that music can be a good thing, but also a bad thing as you have mentioned. I do not listen to music myself; I kind of hear it at places I go to–i.e. college, Jewel Osco, the doctor’s office, etc. etc.

    This particular song I bring up because I have been facing couple anti-Muslim incidences which begs me to ask the question: Where is the love? So I am bringing it up because I do think that the song talks about many Islamic issues, but I have been extremely busy that I haven’t formally explicated it yet. I assure you, it is Islamically relevant and is relevant to every human being.

    I will definitely keep your comment in mind and ponder on it more.

    I hope you find the blog helps you and thank you for stopping by!

    (Btw, any chance I may actually know you? You can email me if you wish.)

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