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Salam, My question has two parts 1) Is it permissible to learn and play the piano for music which is mot suitable for entertainment or amusement gatherings. 2) Is it permissible to own a piano. I have read that ““An instrument of haram entertainment” means that its physical shape—that gives its value and eventually the purpose for acquiring it— is not suitable except for use in haram entertainment.”. I find this a bit ambiguous. Please clarify if the piano falls in this category as I strongly believe that piano is used mainly for music which is not suitable for amusement or entertainment gatherings. Thanks in advance!


Alaykum Salaam

It is allowed to own a piano and play on it music that would not be heard in a place of vain amusement like a disco.

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer