Listening to immoral songs

Q 5: What is the ruling on anyone who listens to immoral songs such as Al-Ihsa'y songs? What is the ruling on selling and buying the cassette tapes of such songs?

A: It is not permissible to listen to, sell, or buy the recordings of these immoral songs. The profit that is generated from selling them is Haram (prohibited). The general legal proofs of the Qur'an and the Sunnah indicate its prohibition; the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, If Allah forbids something (to be consumed), He, with greater reason, forbids its price (i.e. selling it). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.