What is the ruling on listening to some useful programs, such as news programs etc, which include music?.
Praise be to Allaah.
There is nothing wrong with listening to them and benefitting from them, so long as you turn the speakers down when the music begins, until it ends, because music is something which is prohibited. May Allaah help us to avoid it.
Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Li’l-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 6/389