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‘Abdullah’s ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) ruling regarding drums and musical instruments

Question

Is this narration authentic?

عن ابن عباس قال: الدف حرام والمعازف حرام والكوبة حرام والمزمار حرام

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration.

(As Sunanul Kubra, vol. 10 pg. 222. Also see: Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 2193)

 

‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared a narrator unknown (majhul). This narration will therefore be deemed weak.

(Al Muhaddhab of ‘Allamah Dhahabi, Hadith: 16210)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: “Tambourines, musical instruments, drums and musical instruments/flutes are impermissible.”

 

Also see here.

 

Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a Fatwa (Juristic ruling) on this issue.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar