Repentance of listening to songs

Fatwa no. 18837 Thanks to Allah, I am a religiously committed woman who observes Salah (Prayer), Sawm (fasting), and worship Allah (Glorified be He). However, I tried many times to give up listening to songs but failed. What can I do?

A: You should turn to Allah, beseech Him (Glorified be He), fear Him in secret and in public, and ask Him to guide you to abandon sins. Moreover, you should recite the Qur'an and remember Allah frequently by Tasbih (saying: "Subhan Allah [Glory be to Allah]"), Tahlil (saying: "La ilaha illa Allah [There is no god except Allah]"), and Tahmid (saying: "Al-hamdu lillah [All praise is due to Allah]"). Supplicate to Allah by saying Du`a' (supplication) such as, "O Allah, make Faith dear to me and make Kufr (disbelief), evildoing, and (Part No. 26; Page No. 243) sin hateful to me, and make me of those who are rightly-guided." You should stop listening to songs and avoid the places where they are played. We also advise you to observe Salahs (Prayers) submissively on their due times for Salah prevents one from committing immoral and evil acts as Allah (Exalted be He) said, Verily, As-Salât (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahshâ’ (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed) Observing good deeds, avoiding sins, and turning to Allah in prosperity and adversity are all reasons which make Allah pleased with His Servant and guide him.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.