What is the authenticity of this Hadith?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Allah has ordered me to destroy musical instruments/the oboe and the drum/tabla.”
This is part of a longer narration recorded in Musnad Ahmad on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a weak chain.
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 257, Refer: Hashiyatus Sindhi, vol. 5 pg. 258 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 69. See here)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar