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IslamQA: Is it permissible to listen to music when someone has recently passed away?

I'm sorry, i really dont want to ask a really dumb, stupid question, but I'm genuinely wondering, someone i know has passed away, is it right to not listen/play music either when im on my own or of my own accord? I am the only person who knew them, their family are really far away, but I feel like in my heart it doesnt feel right. Is this valid??

No worries. That’s not a religious issue as far as I can tell. You feel it is inappropriate to enjoy yourself when you are supposed to be mourning that person. It is up to you whether you want to mourn them for a few weeks by avoiding such activities.

And God knows best.
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