Friday, August 6, 2010
LBN-THE "INSIDE" STORY:
Iran’s “Supreme Leader”, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said that music is “not compatible” with the values of the Islamic republic and should not be practiced or taught in the country.
He said : “Although music is halal, promoting and teaching it is not compatible with the highest values of the sacred regime of the Islamic Republic.”
Khamenei’s comments came in response to a request for a ruling by a young follower who was thinking of starting music lessons, but wanted to know if they were acceptable according to Islam.
"It's better that our dear youth spend their valuable time in learning science and essential and useful social skills instead of music,” the Supreme Leader went on.