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Question # : 57525

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It was narrated that Ibn Abbas said:
'Aisha arranged a marriage for a female relative of hers among the Ansar. The Messenger of Allah came and said: Have you taken the girl (to her husband’s house)? They said: “Yes.” He said: “Have you sent someone with her to sing?” She said: “No.” The Messenger of Allah said: “The Ansar are People with romantic feelings. Why don't you send someone with her to say: “We have come to you, we have come to you, may Allah bless you and us?” Is this Hadith authentic?

Answer : 57525

Published on: Feb 1, 2015

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 323/334/N=04/1436)

This Hadith has been recorded in Mishkat Sharif with reference to Sunan Ibn Majah. However, it is termed as weak Hadith as there is some confusion in the chain of a narrator Ajlaj. But since the story has been recorded with some difference in some other Hadiths hence the hadith is at least Hasan Lighairihi (in good condition due to external factors). But the word ghina in the Hadith does not imply song as in Urdu language, as the word is used to read poem loudly. This is recorded in Ruh al-Ma’ani (21:70) with reference to Hafiz Ibn Hajr (رحمة الله). Also, the poem mentioned in Hadith is a simple poetry not musical song.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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