For a man, is listening to women sing haram (a sin) in Islam? What proof do you have of this?
Al-Nawawi said in his book al-Adhkaar (p. 407):
Our companions said: Women greeting women is like men greeting to men. But when it comes to women greeting men, if the woman is the man's wife, or his concubine, or one of his mahrams, then it is like him speaking to another man; it is mustahabb for either of them to initiate the greeting of salaam and the other is obliged to return the greeting. But if the woman is a stranger (non-mahram), if she is beautiful and there is the fear that he may be tempted by her, then the man should not greet her with salaam, and if he does then it is not permissible for her to reply; she should not initiate the greeting of salaam either, and if she does, she does not deserve a response. If he responds then this is makrooh.
Its not even permissible to greet Ghair Mehram in certain conditions then how its possible listening to her songs would be ok? Which itself is haram in view of Scholars
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yes it is haraam, it is not even makrooh. A woman's voice is her awra - part of her that shouldnt be revealed to men. After the prophet PBUH died, when his companions used to go to Aisha (his wife) for hadeeth, even behind curtains or closed doors she used to put her finger in her mouth to dusguise her voice. On the day of judgment, melted lead will be poured down the ears of those men who listened to signing women. Also there are many hadeeth regarding this, such as one when the prophet PBUH said that one of the signs of judgment day is the increase of singing and dancing women, and in those times expect the earth to swallow them or their transforming into animals. So unless she is his wife, then yes it is haraam for a man to listen to signing women
Singing is different from being sexy so please don't mix these two things together! I believe that singing for women is not haram as long as they don't behave sexually and they keep their modesty...and also the songs do not encourage people to do harams like drinking and having sex and that kind of stuff! so there should be no difference between men and women!