Islam and Music The Views of Rûzbahân Baqlî, the Patron Saint of Shiraz by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Islam and Music: The Views of Ruzbahan Baqli

It is often said that music is forbidden in Islam and this assertion is repeated by many
contemporary Muslims as well as by orientalists. Yet, when one studies the Islamic world, either
in its present form or during various stages of its history, one is startled by the presence of music
in many of the most fundamental aspects of that tradition…