Anaasheed which resemble songs

Reference: Noor ‘alad-Darb – Tuesday 16 Safar, 1428

Question: Eminent Shaykh, what is the ruling regarding listening to anaasheed which resemble songs?

Response: I do not advise [listening to them], rather, I warn against [listening to them]. Certainly, some of the voices are perhaps more appealing to the heart than the voices of the singers; They choose those vocalists for these anaasheed whose voices are more appealing than those of the male and female singers. So I advise the Muslim not to allow this to preoccupy him from the remembrance of Allaah.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.