Is the following narrative authentic:
عن ابن عباس أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم حرم ستة: الخمر والميسر والمعازف والمزامير والدف والكوبة
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared one of the narrators extremely weak.
(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 7384, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 53)
Imam Bazzar (rahimahullah) has recorded the following version shorter version with an acceptable chain:
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade carrion, gambling and drums.” Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said, ‘Every intoxicant is impermissible.’
(Musnad Bazzar; Kashful Astar, Hadith: 2913)
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited the following; Wine, gambling, musical instruments, tambourines and drums/backgammon.
There are many other Verses of Quran and authentic Hadiths which also prohibit these actions. See here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar