Black Metal Haram Disisi Islam

The inaccuracies of this report pissed me off so much, I just had to cut and paste it here.

Bulletin Utama TV3 | 23rd January 2006

Black Metal Haram Disisi Islam
(Isnin, January 23, 2006 – Buletin Utama TV3)

Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan hari ini memutuskan black metal yang suatu ketika mencuri tumpuan negara pada malam tahun baru lalu – haram di sisi Islam. Malah ketaksuban seseorang itu terhadap black metal boleh membawa kepada murtad.

31 Disember lalu – satu sambutan tahun baru membabitkan kumpulan black metal diserbu polis. Ramai yang ditahan atas kehadiran mereka pada satu majlis yang permit penganjuran. Dan tidak kurang pula yang mempertikaikan serbuan dari sudut hiburan sambil menafikan terjebak dalam amalan tidak betul.

Semua itu mendapat perhatian majlis fatwa kebangsaan yang bermuzakarah kali ke 72, siang tadi. Rumusan muzakarah – black metal ajaran yang diasaskan oleh kumpulan Metallica di Amerika Syarikat pada tahun 70-an menggunakan simbol salib. Malah ada pengikutnya melakukan pemujaan, memijak Al-Quran, meminum arak, seks bebas, dan anti-tuhan.

Berikutan keputusan Majlis Fatwa itu, semua kerajaan negeri diminta segera mewartakan undang-undang bagi mengharamkan ajaran kumpulan berkenaan.

What the…?

Let me just express my disgust with the tone that the TV3 news team has decided to take with this report. I will not argue with the issuance of the fatwa (more on this later) but what really pisses me off is how TV3 continually labels the gig at Paul’s Place as a Black Metal event and the people attending the show as part of a “kumpulan Black Metal“. It was not a Black Metal show.

I spoke to a customer of mine, who happens to be a cop, a few days after the raid at Paul’s and he was saying the “SB had been staking out the black metal gang for a while”. I didn’t want to talk too much about my involvement because I don’t know him too well. Anyway, I bumped into him again last night and he asked me if David was my friend. I said yes (and I told him that the gig wasn’t a Black Metal gig), and he told me (David and Amer actually) to just fight it out in court. One thing he said did rankle me though. He said the gig was was “ke arah Black Metal“. Again with the Black Metal.

Dan tidak kurang pula yang mempertikaikan serbuan dari sudut hiburan sambil menafikan terjebak dalam amalan tidak betul.

Are you suprised by this? Of course the innocent would proclaim their innocence. To be wrongly accused would naturally make a person want to fight back.

Rumusan muzakarah – black metal ajaran yang diasaskan oleh kumpulan Metallica di Amerika Syarikat pada tahun 70-an menggunakan simbol salib.

Please tell me that TV3 has misquoted the learned scholars on the National Fatwa Council. Metallica? Black Metal? Metallica? Salib? A crucifix, used as a symbol for the Black Metal “movement”?


Please tell me that TV3 misquoted the National Fatwa Council, because I know that for any fatwa to be issued, there must be sufficient research done by learned men and scholars who must use reason and intelligence when approaching the issue in question. Reason and intelligence, in tandem with Quranic guidelines. The following is a commentary on the approach Imam Malik took in issuing fatwas.

Imam Malik held the hadith of the Prophet in such reverence that he never narrated anything nor gave a fatwa unless in a state of ritual purity.

Isma`il ibn Abi Uways said: “I asked my uncle û Malik û about something. He made me sit, made ablution, sat on the couch, and said: la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah. He did not give a fatwa except he said it first.”

Al-Haytham said: “I heard Malik being asked forty eight questions, to thirty-two of which he replied: ‘I do not know.”

Abu Mus`ab reported that Malik said: “I did not give fatwas before seventy scholars first witnessed to my competence to do it.”

Some scholars need to follow the example of these two great scholars before issuing fatwas. Today it has become a fashion to issue a fatwa, when you issue a fatwa, you are speaking on behalf of Allah Tala..

May Allah tala guide people to the right path..

Taken from a posting on

Don’t tell me no one did any kind of research other than reading back issues of Harian Metro and Mastika?

Malah ada pengikutnya melakukan pemujaan, memijak Al-Quran, meminum arak, seks bebas, dan anti-tuhan.

Does anyone have any photographic evidence? All this while whenever Harian Metro or some other lame tabloid breaks a “story”, they would splash a huge picture on their front page as “evidence”, i.e. the Wan Norazlin case, Squatgate. With regards to the Black Metal issue, does anyone have pictures of the Black Metal activities? I mean; besides pictures of kids in black at random events, pictures of supposedly reformed teenaged black metal followers taken from the back and poor scans of flyers; does anyone have any pictures of pemujaan and memijak Al-Quran specifically? If you’re talking about meminum arak and seks bebas, I can get those from (almost any) music video on MTV/Hollywood blockbuster movie/local pub/club and any 0.5/1/2/3/4/5 star hotel in town, and I wouldn’t really have to try hard, except maybe for the sex part, heh.

I have no problems with the issuance of any fatwa from the National Fatwa Council, for going against a fatwa would be commiting a major sin. I’m not a fan of any black metal band nor do I profess to follow the beliefs of any black metal religion (sic). I do listen to Opeth and 2 Foot Candle though. Do they count? I would think Opeth is death metal, and I know 2 Foot Candle is death metal, so it doesn’t fall under the fatwa, does it?

What I do have a problem with, is the legislation of such a fatwa and the problems it would bring up. Who defines what is Black Metal? Which bands? Which song? How many studs on my belt/wrist/nose/tongue/ear? Why use the term Black Metal anyway? Going by the TV3 news report, obviously no one knows what black metal is; at least no one on the I’m-Better-Than-You-High-Horse does.

And lets not get started on the fatwas that have already been issued but are being ignored by the authorities. Drinking alchohol, gambling, all major sins people. And lets not forget smoking. Yes, s m o k i n g.

“In view of the harm caused by tobacco, growing, trading in and smoking of tobacco are judged to be haram.”

Islamic Ruling on Smoking‘ – WHO (Emro) publication

So money makes it ok, eh Big Boys of Industry and Moral Guardians of Society At Large?

I am still of the opinion that if They could make money off Black Metal, there wouldn’t be such a fuss. And to drag the religious authorities into it! But at least any black metal heads out there can take comfort in the fact that some fatwas are never enforced. And non muslim blackmetal heads don’t have to worry, do you?

Joe Kidd has some interesting comments here.

More from our well of information itself, Harian Metro, The Star Online and Utusan Online.

  1. I had written about the HARAM-ing of the Black Metal “movement” (whatever the f*** that means)on my blog the same day it hit the ‘net.

    Last time I checked, at least 20 news sites worldwide have carried this proclamation, many with the STUPID Metallica reference (I do hope Lars sees one of them and sues!). It’s sad that time and time again, Malaysia is in the media for all the wrong reasons – but I guess the goons in power have themselves to blame.

    What’s been unclear about this fatwa:
    – how exactly is Black Metal defined w.r.t. the edict (is it the devil/satan worship aspects, the imagery, or everything including the music)
    – what guidelines are going to be used to differentiate Black Metal from the numerous Metal genres & sub-genres (OR is everything Metal-like included)?

    Until now.

    In Utusan online today( one of the things quoted by JAKIM’s Chief Executive,

    “Berikutan keputusan itu, mereka yang terbabit dalam aliran muzik tersebut boleh dikenakan tindakan di bawah Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah sekiranya fatwa tersebut diwartakan oleh negeri-negeri.”

    Note the phrase “aliran muzik”. Freudian slip, perhaps? The first time the muzik has been included in any press releases. And it does not sit well with me one single bit.

    This almost confirms the fears that I have raised on several blogs – it is the persecution of any Malay/Muslim involved with metal, or the indie music scene for that matter.

    The true agenda is control. The best tool of control is religion (history is rife with examples). The penalties are real (jail & fines, if a person rejects counselling).

    Is it bedtime for democracy, freedom of thought, and the indie music scene? I’d hate to see my paranoia come true, but developments are indicating otherwise.

    • Shamulovich
    • March 14th, 2006

    Ahuet’ !!! Islam-Black zhot!!!!!!!!

  2. Here’s the true essence of black metal –

    • Majid
    • February 27th, 2007

    Of course, Black metal is ‘haram’- ask any tok imam. But is heavy metal OK? Better still is it okay to PM brother to leave behind in KL to listen all this rubbish and open a nasi kandar shop in Perth where there are gays, non-gays, happy and sad people all eating his wonderful nasi? Poor PM. He will have to go to Australia (too much freedom there – not good for Abdullah or his brother) – to eat his brother’s nasi kandar. Also, why PM brother go to Australia to cari makan? Something wrong here? Brother cannot help brother?

    • one
    • March 19th, 2007

    tolong laaa,bersikap bijak,jujur ketika menulis sesuatu…..kaji dan dalami dahulu………tak baik menipu,nanti mati jadi hantu……..

  3. tolong jangan menfitnah bangse sendiri…..

  4. black metal hanye muzik……..tolongla blaja muzik,sebelum bercerita tentang ia…..islam menyuruh kita menuntut ilmu,kerana tanpa ilmu kita akan ketinggalan…..muzik juga adalah ilmu….
    kpade yang berlagak pandai,memandai 2,insaf laaaa,kite kalau menfitnah ni,kat akhirat susah tau………….sekian………………….

      • remy
      • July 14th, 2010

      betul tu bro..biar media massa kena laknat

    • sanzo
    • April 17th, 2007

    askum one…..mmg la black metal tu lirik die ko dah try tgk dan kaji ke?..aku lyn gak music black but sometime i have to investigate what the message from the song…and i realize some of the lyric adalah tidak patut dan ade jugak yg baca ayat al-quran secara backward dan dibuat music….but i think heavy metal is not the same as black metal becoz of their message…i’ve enjoyed to play metal guitar tab sumtmes =)

    • sanzo
    • April 17th, 2007

    one more thing….i guess that black metal is not based from the metallica band….metallica is just a metal,trash music and they are cool! they’re not related to the black metal…..i think so la…
    inform me if there are any mistakes…sry

    • birdman
    • May 16th, 2007

    fuck, religion sometimes get overboard

  5. “birdman
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:02 pm · Edit

    Don’t have to mock emo, but the poser followers. Don’t judge by racial group, because not only Malays do this (I’m not a Malay ‘tho). Let’s just punch these kids in the face :)”

    let’s not mock the religion, but the followers.

    • MayadIdub
    • May 19th, 2007

    tidak semua “penganut” black-metal menganut hedonisme dan tidak semua penganut hedonisme “menganut” black-metal.

    • kiki love
    • August 2nd, 2007

    ok, now i’m doing a research about “bagaimana musik black metal menyesatkan remeja zaman sekarang” since, i’m one of the music listener. i listen to hardcore music. and poeple tend to labeled me as a black metal wtf? i hate to be labeled. i love music, i just listen to it, does any kind of music that has some scearming in it, called black metal? the goverment atleast should do some research first. before they actually raid everyone. that just sucks, and lame. lame lame lame

    • megadeth
    • September 26th, 2009

    thrash metal ngan death metal is ok

    • hamba Allah
    • October 5th, 2009

    Macam inilah rakan2ku
    Muzik mmg ilmu, tapi dalam islam…ada batasan2 nya
    klau ilmu sains diwajibkan kita untuk belajarnya bukan?(fardhu kifayah)
    klau ilmu agama diwajibkan juga bukan? (fardhu ain)
    Tetapi saudara2 sekalian..
    kalau ilmu itu menuju ke lembah black metal..
    adakah mungkin Allah menerima nya sebagai satu muzik yang halal untuk didengar??
    Berfikir panjanglah umat nabi Muhamad
    Bayangkanlah jika dengar mendengar lagu2 ini sahaja,
    Allah akan mengatakan bahawa inilah hambaku yang sudah berpaling kepadaku.(SYIRIK)

    Nauzubillah bizzalik..

    Sesungguhnya Black Metal itu ajaran Syaitan.
    Anda mahu Syaitan atau Allah..

      • remy
      • September 5th, 2010

      fitnah tu lagi besar dosa die dri mmbunuh.. kenape media massa sanggup fitnah bangsa sendiri..ape salah kami\m/

    • eqmal
    • October 17th, 2009

    Assalamualaikum,saya minat jugak heavy metal,thrash metal,death metal dan lain lain lagi tapi bagi saya black metal adalah muzik tapi mereka juga ajaran sesat seperti sembah setan tapi ada juga mereka menyembah lain seperti pagan , occulta dan atheist .saya ada juga minat black metal tapi bukan di sini di negeri eropah.tengok atas lirik la kalu teruk sangat tak mau dengar

    • gothicthrash
    • May 14th, 2010

    heheeheheh gaduh lh kalian semua, muzik ttp muzik tuhan tetap tuhan,tp pandai2 lh dalam memilih lagu!!!!!!!!!!

    • diana
    • May 31st, 2010


    • remy
    • July 14th, 2010

    wah..ade lagi kisah black metal..betul ke ni????????
    nape sekarang banyak gig metal kat malaysia ni????
    satu pon tak kena rush..
    jalan-jalan di tengah kota,di tanya kamu siapa,kenapa kamu begini,kamu kah yg di dalam paper.. ni lirik lagu band langsuyr..ada tak dia sebut pasal iblislaknatulah..
    pelik lar aku.. nape mediamassa sanggup fitnah bangsa sendiri????
    masa sekolah dulu tak berlajar ilmu agama ke????

    • remy
    • July 14th, 2010

    kita ada dbelakangmu palestin,palestin
    kita bersama membasmi zionis,zionis..
    lirik lagu jihad dari as sahar..
    as sahar band black metal dari singapura..
    band-band yang top kat malaysia ni,ade buat lagu untuk palestin tak????

    • fiqry
    • March 23rd, 2011

    diorang nk mengharamkn black metal juz sbb diorang ckp black metal tu sembah syaitan.. tp.. knape dorang xharamkn lgu2 mainstream yg bangang tu sbb ader unsur2 seks bebas n cinta kpd kekasih shingga melebihi cinta kita kpd tuhan… bodo!!

    • fiq
    • May 26th, 2011

    ni bkan fitnah bangsa tpi sbab lagu trsebut,ok katakan nama black metal xpernah wujud tapi lagu ni org dengar,mksud sbenar bkan kerana black metal tpi sbab lagu u ada unsur2 pemujaan syaitan..pernah dengar prkataan “jangan kamu menghampiri zina”? sama laa dngan black metal..klau lagu tu dah ada unsur2 sama mcam cuba mndekati dan kemudian masuk kumpulan tu skali

    • 666
    • June 11th, 2011

    Ach Orang Indonesia Memang Pandai Mengadu domba……!!!!
    Aku bersyukur dilahirkan dan dikasih panjang umur untuk menikmati musik black metal,tpi tidak untuk Menjadi orang indonesia aku sangat amat menyesal jadi warga negara munafik….!!!!
    \m/ 666

    • hamba Allah
    • August 10th, 2011


    • pocai
    • November 26th, 2012

    entah la,, budk2 skarng

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    • aku
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