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Q:

Asalaam-o-Alikum I live in United States since 9 years and my daughter is going to public school in United States. She has music class in her curriculum. My question is Should we allow our kids to attend theses classes or can they attend theses classes with few restrictions like not performing certain movements or not playing instruments? I talked to the Principal and he said that they don't exempt students from not attending the class. Thank you

A:

Alaykum Salaam 
 
They can attend with some precautionary restrictions from haram behaviour as you have mentioned. 
 
Ayatullah Sistani says the following: 
 
"It is permissible for adults as well as children to learn the art of halãl music in music schools or other places as long as their visits to such places do not have any negative effect on their proper upbringing." 
 
Addition to this we called the office of Ayatullah Sistani and their reply to the question was as follows: 
 
Agha's emphasis is to avoid all destructive haram temptation kind of things in this process. I.e. the child should not get mesmerised into the learning and enjoy it. The child should be aware of why and how he should be attending the class. 
 
In short because it is a forceful act then the child should be in the classes as if they are not in the class. 
 
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