Can one listen to music in private if no one else is around?
Being alone in private or in public does not make listening to music halal or haram, it’s the style and its lyrics that matter. If the music is of the haram category, it is not permissible to listen to it in any setting, whether private or public. For what constitutes haram music, see other Q&A’s on this site.
Answered by: Dr Ali Alsamail
Certified by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei