Ruling on listening to singing

Q 3: What is the ruling on listening to singing?

A: Listening to songs is Haram (prohibited), for Allah (Exalted be He) says, (Part No. 26; Page No. 222)  And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allâh without knowledge The "idle talk" mentioned here refers to singing, as interpreted by a number of the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet) such as Ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him). It is related in "Sahih" Book of authentic Hadith by Al-Bukhari that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, At the end of time, there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk (for men), the drinking of Khamr (intoxicant) and the use of musical instruments as lawful. Allah will make the earth sink with them. The Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned musical instruments with committing Zina (sexual intercourse outside marriage), wearing silk for men and drinking alcohol, which are all prohibited. This denotes that using musical instruments is also prohibited. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.