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Reciting Quran aloud with a beautiful voice

Question

What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Fadalah ibn ‘Ubayd (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Indeed, Allah Ta’ala listens more attentively to a man who recites the Qur’an loudly with a beautiful voice than the owner of a songstress listens to her [singing].”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. ‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared this chain sound (hasan).

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1340, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 19. Refer: Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 440)

 

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 754)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar