Muslim questions regarding music often center on piano playing; is this permissible according to Islamic teachings or forbidden? Unfortunately, the answer is no and piano learning or playing are forbidden activities.
It should come as no surprise that Prophet Mohammed ruled all instrumental music – including Piano music – as forbidden, yet only music that praises Allah or preaches morals was permitted.
1. It leads to the unlawful use of music
Many people enjoy playing the piano as it provides both entertainment and relaxation, yet Muslims must remember that such activity is forbidden under Islam as it could become a distraction to fulfilling religious obligations and studies, leading them away from studies altogether or even leading them into engaging in immoral behaviors that violate Islam’s teachings.
Playing the piano is forbidden because it leads to illegal use of music, as per Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He forbade all musical instruments except for those used during religious ceremonies – this includes pianos which are widely popular around the world.
Music may or may not be forbidden according to Islamic law, however most scholars concur that any form of musical entertainment that serves primarily for entertainment and pleasure or leads people away from remembering Allah should be forbidden. As explained by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), in his Hadith of Idol Talks warning against these activities in his Ummah there would be those seeking to legalise fornication, alcohol consumption, wearing silk clothing and musical instruments all as transgressors against Allah s rules.
Scholars hold that since Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) explicitly mentioned musical instruments as being forbidden in Islam, they too should not be played for worship purposes or invoke Allah in any other way. No exception should be granted when playing piano is used solely to recall Allah in prayerful service or memory recollection.
One reason that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) forbade musical instruments was because they could distract people from reciting the Quran in its entirety, which should be done without distractions such as music – which may make recitation less enjoyable and even lead to people forgetting what they are reading!
Many clerics have been caught engaging in forbidden practices under the banner of religion. One such case is Sayed Hussein al-Husseini, a 38-year-old Shia cleric expelled from his seminary after posting videos online showing him playing piano – with the aim of challenging traditional images of clergy by showing they can also enjoy ordinary hobbies like playing piano. Unfortunately, however, his video proved extremely controversial and ultimately resulted in him being kicked out from his seminary.
2. It is a distraction
Some Muslims consider music forbidden because it may lead to distraction from Islamic duties and values, whereas others maintain that it may have positive spiritual benefits if it doesn’t cause negative spiritual effects or take people away from doing something more positive and pure. Therefore, it is crucial for Muslims to carefully select their music so as not to contradict Islamic teachings.
As with other forms of media, music can sometimes be considered permissible and shouldn’t be seen as forbidden; classical and certain nasheeds that don’t feature explicit lyrics promoting prohibited activities may be permissible; on the other hand, any form of hard and rough sounding music with hidden messages that encourage forbidden behavior should definitely not be considered permissible; additionally some forms can even lead to addiction and decrease concentration levels.
Each Muslim should decide for themselves what music to listen to and for how long. But it is essential that music never replace prayer or remembering Allah; rather it should serve as a means to strengthen one’s connection to God while experiencing His blessings.
If you are Muslim, then playing the piano may not be in your best interests. Instead, consider developing skills or hobbies that will benefit in the long run, such as reading the Quran or learning a foreign language. Also try earning your living through halal means like internet marketing, affiliate marketing and stock market trading; these methods allow for earning decent wages while staying away from haram sources of entertainment. It is also wise to avoid music that does not pertain directly to religious matters as well as any content on TikTok that might compromise piety while staying focused on what matters most – this way your piety and focussed on what matters most!
3. It is a form of entertainment
Islam forbids using music to entertain or distract, instead it should only be used religiously and for worshiping God alone. Music that distracts Muslims can lead them away from worshipping Allah – the Prophet Muhammad warned against using music to replace worshiping him as it leads down an idolatrous path.
The Prophet only permitted duff (a tambourine-like instrument) to be played at religious ceremonies, banning all other musical instruments based on hadith that stated: “Anyone listening to singing or music will find his ears burning away in Hell on Judgment Day.”
Although playing piano may be considered forbidden by Islam, its dangers should not be overlooked. Piano may lead to distraction from Allah and cause you to become disconnected from him; furthermore it can also become addictive, making it hard for some people to quit altogether. If this is the case for you, pray or recite Quran more frequently as this will keep your soul connected with Allah and prevent future engagement with prohibited activities.
Many piano professionals make playing piano a profession and earn money in this way, yet it must be remembered that any money earned through unhalal activities cannot be spent on things considered halal; thus it would be wiser to find other means of earning income such as investing in halal businesses or undertaking online work to supplement any earnings from piano playing.
Some people use music to inspire others, which is permitted in Islam. When the lyrics praise Allah and teach morals, then this type of music can be considered permissible; otherwise it becomes forbidden if its lyrics encourage inappropriate behaviors such as violence against others, sexual impropriety or Shirk; this type of material would fall under Islamic prohibition and cannot be tolerated.
Some may find it hard to change their livelihood from piano playing, particularly if they have invested a significant amount of time and energy into it. As an alternative, blogging and affiliate marketing may be great avenues for earning income.
4. It is a form of showing off
The Piano is a widely played musical instrument and used by people all over the world, drawing its appeal from its beauty and power. However, Muslims should remember that playing piano violates Islamic teachings and may lead to sin; moreover, playing can cause Muslims to forget their religious obligations and divert them away from Allah; therefore it is imperative for both Muslim men and women to understand its forbidden nature and avoid playing at all costs.
Piano music is forbidden under Islam for several reasons, including its association with sex and use as an form of showoffiness. Furthermore, Prophet Muhammad warned against using instruments for pleasure or entertainment purposes; only certain religious ceremonies such as weddings permitted the playing of instruments (duff).
Scholars believe instrumental music to be forbidden since it can stimulate negative emotions such as jealousy and pride in listeners, distract them from worshipping Allah, or encourage idolatry. Furthermore, according to these scholars singing and duff are considered effeminate acts; therefore it would not be permissible for men to perform such activities.
Overall, piano playing is prohibited for Muslims as it violates their faith and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. Playing this instrument may lead to improper musical use and distracting noise. Therefore, Muslims should opt for other halal activities instead, such as reading books or participating in physical sports.
For pianists who practice Islam, playing an instrument that is forbidden is an abomination. Instead, alternative ways should be found to relax and entertain yourself, such as listening to podcasts or watching movies; more time should also be devoted to prayer, dhikr, and dhikr prayer services as well as learning skills that allow halal income generation such as web design, affiliate marketing, blogging or stock market trading.