Listening to songs and poetry

Q 12: What is the ruling on listening to songs and poetry?

A: Listening to songs is prohibited. As for poetry, if it contains nothing but words of wisdom, exhortation, lessons and other lawful things, it will be permissible. (Part No. 26; Page No. 236) However, if it promotes forbidden things or calls people to abandon an obligation, it will not be permissible.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!