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Why is it haram to listen to songs.?

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why is it haram to listen to songs.???

i am 16 yrs male
i dont really see anything wrong with it, infact it help you stop doing some other bad things as it relaxs you.
the music i listen to has decent lyrics in it , english and indian, i also sing sometimes as i stay inside most of the time i dont go out much as im lazy haha.
please could  you tell me very informative yet in basic words why it is forbidden.


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