Writing a book in which a chapter is dedicated to singing and then regretting it

Q: I wrote a book entitled: "Mihatat Mudi'ah fi Tarikh Ma`an i.e. Splendid Moments in the history of Ma`an" which includes a chapter about folk songs. After the book was distributed, I bitterly regretted writing this chapter. Please, advise.

A: First: Thanks to Allah, you regretted writing this chapter on folk songs in the book mentioned above. Now, you should write something that warns people against it. If the book is published again, you must delete this chapter. We ask Allah to forgive us all; indeed, He is Most Generous and Bountiful. Second: You mentioned at the end of your letter that you work as a tourist manager in your country; therefore, if such a work in tourism facilitates or promotes committing sins and evil, it will not be permissible for a Muslim who believes in Allah and in the Last Day to cooperate in disobedience to Allah and His orders. Indeed, anyone who abandons something prohibited for the sake of Allah, Allah will replace it with something better than it. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.