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Is it permissible to listen to non-Islamic songs, if the song is merely vocals having no bad words or meanings?

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Is it permissible to listen to non-Islamic songs if the song is merely vocals having no bad words or meanings?

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Listening to a song is permissible if it meets the following conditions:

(1) The words/lyrics do not entail sin nor glorify sinful actions.
(2) The listening does not distract one from their religious obligations.

[Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

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