ive always wanted to learn how to play the piano but i have never been sure as my family discourages anything related to music. I dont listen to music, but i really like the sound of the piano.
i just want to know if it is haram for me to learn and play the piano.Thanks
My parents say that it is haram and that it is against Islam. But i think maybe they are joking because they dont want me to play piano.
All music is haram even the piano. Its a musical instrument isn’t it?
And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e.music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allâh without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allâh, or the Verses of the Qur’ân) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire). Luqman [31:6]
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Among my ummah there will certainly be people who permit zinaa, silk, alcohol and musical instruments…” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari ta’leeqan, no. 5590; narrated as mawsool by al-Tabaraani and al-Bayhaqi. See al-Silsilah al-Saheehah by al-Albaani)
This hadeeth indicates in two ways that musical instruments and enjoyment of listening to music are haraam. The first is the fact that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “[they] permit” which clearly indicates that the things mentioned, including musical instruments, are haraam according to sharee’ah, but those people will permit them. The second is the fact that musical instruments are mentioned alongside things which are definitely known to be haraam, i.e., zinaa and alcohol: if they (musical instruments) were not haraam, why would they be mentioned alongside these things? (adapted from al-Silsilah al-Saheehah by al-Albaani, 1/140-141) [islamqa.com]
Do beneficial things in your spare time like memorising Qur’an, hadith, du’ah, reading about the Sahaba (May Allah be pleased with them)…
This is a reminder to myself also.