Entertainment devices

Q 7: Is it permissible to purchase a television for my home in order to watch all types of drama series and game shows? Is it permissible to purchase a cassette recorder and listen to songs on it? Or is it impermissible during Salah (Prayer) time or any other time?

A: Most television programs are a waste of time and are evil. Thus, when the evil of a thing outweighs its good, it becomes impermissible. It is prohibited for a Muslim to buy, possess, watch or listen to it. The same applies to musical devices. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.