Salaam All

Quran 4:163: "We have sent you inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms." 

The Psalms are sacred SONGS and POEMS.

When Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) reached the City of Madina from Mecca with his best friend Abu Bakr, the Muslims played music and sang the famous Islamic song "Talaa El-Badru Alayna" which means "The full moon has come upon us."

Music can minister to minds diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with its sweet oblivious antidote, cleanse the full bosom of all perilous stuff that weighs upon the heart. --William Shakespeare

In a study, 272 premature babies were exposed to different kinds of music—either lullabies sung by parents or instruments played by a music therapist—three times a week while recovering in a neonatal ICU. Though all the musical forms improved the babies’ functioning, the parental singing had the greatest impact and also reduced the stress of the parents who sang.

Music can prevent anxiety-induced increases in heart rate and systolic blood pressure, and decrease cortisol levels—all biological markers of stress. In one study, researchers found that patients receiving surgery for hernia repair who listened to music after surgery experienced decreased plasma cortisol levels and required significantly less morphine to manage their pain. In another study involving surgery patients, the stress reducing effects of music were more powerful than the effect of an orally-administered anxiolytic drug.

Music has a unique ability to help with pain management. It has the potential to augment immune response systems. The promise of music as medicine is that it’s natural and it’s cheap and it doesn’t have the unwanted side effects that many pharmaceutical products do.

Music enjoyment elicits dopamine release, and dopamine release has been tied to motivation, which in turn is implicated in learning and memory.

Music has the capacity to capture attention, lift spirits, generate emotion, change or regulate mood, evoke memories, increase work output, reduce inhibitions, and encourage rhythmic movement – all of which have potential applications in sport and exercise.

This song by Sami Yusuf, The Gift of Love, will definitely remove the perilous stuff that weighs upon the heart. Especially in these perilous times.

Shamal...Am praising the beauty of Godly music...not the rubbish that is played in mini-buses or those annoying carts at decibels that can only originate from the minds of Jezebels. Am not telling you to watch something called by the name "music" where "singers" grab their groins or curse or half naked women use sex to sell their "Songs"...this is NOT music but grotesque sounds from Satan.