I would like to know to play piano is allowed or not?
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i would like to know to play piano is allowed or not?
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Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3153 Narrated by Muhammad ibn Hatib al-Jumahi
The Prophet (saws) said, "The distinction between what is lawful and what is unlawful is the song and the tambourine at a wedding."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.494B Narrated by Abu Amir
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 (unlawful) musical instruments, as lawful.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4909 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud
I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say: Singing (of unlawful songs) produces hypocrisy in the hearts.
In light of the above guidance, it would be safe to assume that playing the musical instrument piano and the listening of its music would both be unlawful in Islam.
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