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Hadith prohibiting Backgammon

Question

What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

He who plays Backgammon has disobeyed Allah Ta’’ala and His Messenger

Answer

Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “He who plays Backgammon has disobeyed Allah Ta’’ala and His Messenger”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith:4899. Declared Sahih (authentic) by Imam Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 5872)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar