Listening to songs and music

Q 3: What is the ruling on listening to singing and music? I read a Hadith book that prohibits singing. A person told us that if you attend a concert of a group of singers, this might be Haram (prohibited). (Part No. 26; Page No. 239) However, if you listen to them on cassette players, on television or the radio, it will not be Haram. We inquiredabout the difference between both cases, and he said that the singers are heard and seen at the same time, whereas the other devices make you listen only, but you do not see anything.Please advise, may Allah reward you.

A: Listening to music and singing, whether from singers or through recording devices is Haram, as the evidence on prohibition is general, and as both cases lead to distraction, Fitnah (temptation) and corruption.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.