What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?
He who plays Backgammon has disobeyed Allah Ta’ala and His Messenger
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