Makhdoom Mohammad Moin's Cult on Mystical Melody

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Dr. Muhammad Anas Rajpoot
Dr. Anayat Ullah Bhatti

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The purpose of this study is to highlight different shades of opinions and views held by various intellectuals, fiqahs, and Sufis of varying ages or eras regarding music and Mehfl-e-Sama. In this regard, the study focuses on MukhdoomMuhamadMoeenThatvi, the great scholar of his age and his views concerning Sama. The paper aims at highlighting his inclination or leanings towards the order or school of thought he belonged to. It is pertinent to mention here that he was deeply impressed by the way the Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai treated music and Samaa, which is a means of meditating on God through melodies and dancing. Trance or ecstasy is the likely result of Samma, but it never resorts to indecency and sinful activities. Our religion condemns every music that leads to the fulfillment of satanic temptations or carnal desires.Impressed by the views of Shah Abdul Karim and Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, the views of Mukhdoom Muhammad MoeenThathvi are quite obvious. A great religious scholar of his stature treats music as a rich source of spiritual pleasure and upliftment. He does not find music or samaa sinful or offensive as long as it does not lead people to commit sin. This research paper enlightens the readers about how our saints and religious scholars take the music of their time, showing both negative and positive aspects of music in every age.

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