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A Hadith regarding musical instruments and the tabla

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Allah has ordered me to destroy musical instruments/the oboe and and the drum/tabla.”

 

Answer

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