A narration on music

Question

Is the following narration regarding music authentic? What is the reference from the books of Hadith? Kindly translate the narration as well.

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Answer

Reference and authenticity:

‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) has referenced this Hadith to Abush Shaykh on the authority of Makhul (rahimahullah) -mursalan-. He has not commented on the authenticity.

(Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 2178. Also see: Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 6 pg. 472)

 

The narration has also been referenced to Abu Ya’qub Muhammad ibn Ishaq An Naysaburi on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Naylul Awtar, vol.5 pg. 290)

 

I have not come across any Muhaddith who has graded this Hadith nor have I come across the chain of narrators.

 

Translation:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Listening to musical instruments is a sin, sitting in [gatherings of music] is a sin and enjoying it is [a form of] disbelief.”

 

See other proofs prohibiting music here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar