Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) deemed six things forbidden

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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

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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