Thesis (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Joan Paddock & Bill Millar
History of Religions of Eastern Origins | Music | Musicology | Religion
Music in the Islamic world is being used as a tool for change. Islam is going though a period of major reform, and music is a way to get people all over the world to listen. Though music is prohibited among conservative groups, the Sufis and Islamic youth are spreading ideas of nonviolence and love both to audiences within the religion and to outsiders. The introduction of music has been met with heavy resistance by orthodox members of the religious community, but it has also brought change and success.
Pierce, Amanda, "Music and Islamic Reform" (2015). Senior Theses. 7.