Dance and Music in Islam Term Paper by hicaliber

Dance and Music in Islam
A discussion regarding the important role that dance and music play in Islam.
# 94416 | 894 words | 3 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Apr 28, 2007 in Religion and Theology (Islam) , Music Studies (General) , Dance (General)

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This paper takes a look at Islam's view on dance and music. According to the paper, although there are many groups within Islam that profess that music and dancing are forbidden, it is clear that the Qu'ran itself does not explicitly prohibit these activities. The paper goes on to say that several avenues of worship within Islam have developed into the practice of reaching God through dance or music. The paper focuses specifically on the Quwalli and the Mevelevi Order, also known as The Whirling Dervishes.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The Holy Quran with English Translation and Commentary. Ed. Mahmud Ahmad Bashiruddin. 5 vols. Tilford, Surrey: Islam International Publications, 1988.
  • Sadler, A. Mysticism and Devotion in the Music of the Qawwali. New York: Performing Arts Program of the Asia Society, 1974.
  • Shiloah, Amnon. Music in Islam: A Socio-Cultural History. London: Ashgate Publishing,1995.

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