She told the BBC that their intention was not to disrespect Islam, as alleged by the region’s most senior cleric. The teenager confirmed reports that the group, Pragaash, had disbanded.
Meanwhile, police are investigating allegedly intimidating comments posted on Facebook against the group. “We will identify them through their IP addresses,” a police official told the BBC.
The girls say they have received abuse and hate mail on Facebook since they made their first live appearance at the Battle of the Bands music festival in Srinagar in December.
“Music was our passion. We did not know it was haraam [un-Islamic],” the girl band member told BBC Hindi by telephone on Tuesday.
Read the rest here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21335186 Read more here. http://news.oneindia.in/2013/02/05/girl-band-pragaash-row-music-silenced-in-kashmir-1142980.html
Music violates Islamic sharia law. And music made by females? Double haram. From the Reliance of the Traveler:
The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
(1) “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance.”
(2) “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress.”
(3) “Song makes hypocrisy grow in the heart as water does herbage.”
(4) “This Community will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth, metamorphosis of some into animals, and being rained upon with stones.” Someone asked, “When will this be, O Messenger of Allah?” and he said, “When songstresses and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful.”
(5) “There will be peoples of my Community who will hold fornication, silk, wine, and musical instruments to be lawful ….”
All of this is explicit and compelling textual evidence that musical instruments of all types are unlawful (Kaff al-ra’a’ ‘an muharramat al-lahw wa al-sama’ (y49), 2.269-70).