İstanbul ve Portland/me (ABD)’da yaşayan müslüman ve gayrimüslim cemaatlerin dini müzik algılarının karşılaştırmalı olarak incelenmesi

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Marmara University, Institute Of Social Sciences, Department Of Islamic History And Arts, Turkey

Approval Date: 2017

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Duygu Turan

Supervisor: Mehmet Safa Yeprem


Religion and music are two concepts that survive since creation. It is possible to talk about a music of almost all of the divine and local the religions on the world. The diversity of religions and religious music is different from each other. Another thing to note about this is that religious music perceptions are different. In order to determine this perception, four different group questionnaires were applied: Muslims in Portland/ME USA, Non-Muslims in Portland/ME USA, Muslims in Istanbul and Non-Muslims in Istanbul. The questionnaire consists of twenty questions and is about learning religion music information and religious music perceptions as well as demographic information of the participants. In total, 244 people in Portland and Istanbul participated in the questionnaire. As a result of the questionnaire, it was observed that the majority of the four different groups listened to religious music, while the Muslim and non-Muslim groups in Turkey saw a change in their emotional status when they were listening to religious music, the majority of Muslims and non-Muslims in the Portland had no change in their emotional states; It was also found that the groups in Istanbul thought religious music as a means of religious propaganda but the groups in the Portland did not regard religious music as propaganda. Apart from the Muslims in Istanbul, the other three groups listened other religions' religious music samples, Muslims in both countries did not see the performance of religious music as part of their worship; Again, non-Muslims in both countries saw the practice of religious music as part of their worship. Besides all the other three groups except Muslims in Istanbul, determined that music could be performed in the temple. On the subject of religious music, the common idea of the four groups is that the source of the religious music is "divine". Finally, although there are differences in the perceptions of religious music among the four different groups, the existence of common similarities is also mentioned. Keywords: Religious Music, Emotions of Religious Music, Non-Muslims in İstanbul,Muslims in İstanbul, Non-Muslims in the USA Portland/ME, Muslims in the USA Portland/ME