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How to stop listening to Kpop music ?

Q:

Asalamualaikum, I wanted to ask you how to stop listening to kpop which is Korean music I got into it last Year in summer But since I’m a Muslim I want to move away from it I want to stop listening to the songs and be close to Allah but it’s hard for me to let go of it because I’m too obsessed with it , I wanted to also ask you is it ok even if I listen to music only a little bit in Shia Islam but be a good person read Quran ,Pray 5 times a day ????

A:

Salaamun alaykum.
Thank you for your question.
The ruling on music is:
Music that is permissible is the music that does not entail entertainment in gatherings held for that purpose. Forbidden music is the music that is suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings.
The expression “the music or the song that is suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings” does not mean that the music or the song’s tune amuses the heart or changes the mental state because there is nothing wrong in it. The expression actually means that the person listening to the music or the song’s tune —especially if he is an expert in these matters— can distinguish that this tune is used in the entertainment and amusement gatherings or that it is similar to the tunes used therein.
https://www.sistani.org/english/book/46/2071/

The definition for forbidden music is that music which is used is suitable for amusement gatherings.
And it is on the person himself to figure out whether a particular music is used in amusement gatherings or not. And if it is, then one is not allowed to listen to it.

When we accept Allah as our Lord, and islam as our religion then we should accept all of it whole heartedly and not take part of it and leave part of it.
When we know Allah wants the best for us, and perfection and proximity to Allah lies in His obedience, then we should accept everything He has said otherwise we will not be able to reach closer to Him and that will defy the purpose of our creation.

You may want to read up a bit more on music and it’s effect

https://www.al-islam.org/music-and-its-effects-h-sheriff

Kind regards
AAA team under the guidance of
Zahra Davdani