Electronic keyboard music
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Respected brother in Islam, As Salaam `Aliekum,
I looked for an answer in your archavies but came out empty. For relaxation can one play a musical instrument, other than a string instrument
? for example an electronic key board ?
Jazak Allah Qhair
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.494B Narrated by Abu Amir or Abu Malik Al Ashari
that he heard the Prophet (saws) saying, "From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks, and the use of musical instruments, as lawful (although it has been declared unlawful).
Dear and Beloved brother in Islam, the scholars in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that electronic keyboards are a form of illegal music, and thus the believers who sincerely fear Allah and the Last Day must abstain from it.
Anything that initiates the dislike and disapproval of Allah Subhanah cannot be a mode of true relaxation. If one abstains from a forbidden thing only for the sake and Pleasure of Allah Subhanah even if one dearly loves it and is attracted to it, it is expected he will get his due reward from the Merciful Lord.
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Your Brother in Islam,