[ExI] Music fails to chime with Islamic values

darren shawn greer dgreer_68 at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 5 00:23:48 UTC 2010

>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/02/iran-supreme-leader-music-islam
A quote from the article:

["There were times I sang a song by Banan (a popular vocalist) for him and he  told me to avoid music and instead pray to God", said Asadi, who shared a cell with Khamenei for four months in Moshtarak prison in Tehran in 1976 and stayed friends with him for several years after the revolution.]

I wonder if Khamenei wanted to be a musician when he was a kid, and all he could get out his piano was arabesque kitsch, kind of like der Fuhrer with the canvas and the paint.

> From: stathisp at gmail.com
> Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 01:51:00 +1000
> To: extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Music fails to chime with Islamic values
> On 4 August 2010 12:00,  wrote:
>> This is dedicated to John Clark:

> Interestingly, he thinks peoples' time is better spent doing science:
> 'Khamenei's comments came in response to a request for a ruling by a
> 21-year-old follower of his, who was thinking of starting music
> lessons, but wanted to know if they were acceptable according to
> Islam, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. "It's better that
> our dear youth spend their valuable time in learning science and
> essential and useful skills and fill their time with sport and healthy
> recreations instead of music," he said.'
> --
> Stathis Papaioannou
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