Q: We work at the radio station in Abha that supports the programs issued from
and rebroadcasts them again. We have no control over anything; we only rebroadcast the programs which are: the Qur'an program, the general program, and the second program. We would like to inquire about the two latter programs, as they broadcast songs and soap operas, and contain too little goodness in comparison with the Qur'an program. Since we took the job, we and some of our colleagues listen only to the Qur'an program. However, the people listen to the three programs. When there is a dysfunction in the program, we listen to the three programs as well, until the problem is fixed. Then, we only listen to the Qur'an program.Is this job lawful or not? May Allah reward you.
Singing and playing the lute and other musical instruments is Haram (prohibited); it is impermissible to do, spread or assist in it. (Part No. 26; Page No. 247) Each one incurs sin according to their part in it. The money earned through this is unlawful, as it is considered cooperation in sin. There are many known texts in this regard.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.