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].”
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