Rudy Lewis famous musician/singer of 1960, died of drug over dose. Brian Jones was a heavy drinker and took drug pills. He was found dead at the botton of a swimming pool. Jimmy Hendrix, voted as the greates guitarist by the Rolling stone, died of drug complications. He took dangerous combinations alcohol and barbiturates. Janis Joplin also died due to an overdose of heroin. Jim Lorrison was alegend drunkard and a druggist. He lived through it and died through it. Peter Ham committed suicide.....The latest to join was Amy Winehouse, in 2011, who also admitted to using hard drugs such as crack cocaine and heroin.
The most common factor in the above mentioned deaths, besides over using drugs and alcohol, was their age. Almost all of them died when they were around 27 years, and in the midst of fame and richness. They were perhaps the biggest names in their Music world.
Dr. David Elkind noted in his book The Hurried Child , one of the most underestimated influences on young people today is the music industry.As Dr. Alan Bloom noted in his best-selling book The Closing of the American Mind, "Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music."
And it's no wonder. Young people wake up to it, drive to it, play to it, study to it, and go to sleep to it. Studies show that between the 7th and 12th grades, the average teenager will listen to and watch 11,000 hours of rock music and rock videos - more than twice the time they will spend in class.
The Greek philosopher, Plato, said, "When modes of music change the fundamental laws of the state change with them." (Plato the Republic Book 3)
Lenin, the co -founder of Communism, said " One quick way to destroy a society is through music..
( The Marxist Minstrels: A Handbook on Communist Subversion of Music, American Christian College Press, 1974)
Rock's greatest genius, Jimi Hendrix, told Life magazine in 1969, "I can explain everything better though music. You hypnotize people to where they go right back to their natural state, and when you get people at their weakest point, you can preach into their subconscious what we want to say."
And they really preach.You can glamourise anything through Music,even worst and unimaginable crime. An Mtv album once showed a fantasised raped, a violent rape was glamourised in a deceptive way alluring young girls to undergo date rapes. Three decades back a Musical hit in Bolly wood "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" glamourised drug addiction with soothing songs and vibrant music.
Normally sex and drugs are directly corrospondence to Music and Muscians.It incites your passion. Many Bollywood songs have kufr in their lyrics if you read them properly. One of the most famous song os Amer Akbar Anthony.. parda hey parda hey... the singer challenges to his girlfriend that he will make un unhijabi...!
Rasullullah s.a.w.has rightly banned musical instruments when he said, " String and Wind instruments are weapons of Shaytan.....Are you still fond of Music and want to get rid of it desperately? Note this Qur'anic verse from surah Naml ch 27 verse 11 : But if any one does wrong and substitutes with good in the place of evil, then truely I am oft Forgiving and Most Merciful.... In other words... If you want to get out of Music craze substitute it with a fondness of Qur'anic recitation. Listen to the best Qaris of the world and pray to Alllah and see the difference InshAllah....
(by Nisaar Y. Nadiadwala)