I was listening to the recordings from a recent “Islamic” event that included nasheed artists. To put it mildly, I was really shocked and disgusted. I had no idea that these singers could so easily sing salat alan Nabi in such a mocking fashion. They are singing in the fashion that it is a pop song. They are be cheered on by female audience who are whistling and screaming so loud that you can hear it in the recording. The singing of the Ta’ala Badru Alayna was equally sickening. They sang like they didn’t know the dignity and honor behind the occasion it had originally been sung. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought it was a regular non Muslim event!
This is the reason why I dislike nasheeds. Yes, they are good, but they have their place, and the Muslim youth need to wake up to that. The singing of Ta’ala Badru Alayna was out of happiness. Sayyidina Rasulullah (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the Sahaba sang nasheed during the digging of the trench, and other such occasions to boost their morale and keep them going. Now we listen to nasheeds for no reason, when we should be listening to the Quran and focusing on the meaning. Instead of the nasheeds having words that would encourage us towards obeying Allah, they are sung in ways to detach us from Allah and His cause. We have forgotten the Quran, and because of that we are so easily lured by these cute singers.