Is this narration authentic?
‘Umar ibnul Khattab built an area [outside] the Masjid called al-Butayha and said, “Whoever wishes to talk nonsense or recite poetry or raise his voice should go to that area.”
Imam Malik (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration (balaghan).
(Muwatta Imam Malik, Hadith: 484)
Imam Ibn ‘Abdil Barr (rahimahullah) has cited the complete chain. The narrators are reliable.
(Al Istidhkar, vol. 4 pg. 401, Al Faruq Hadithah edition. Also see: Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 745)
Note: Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a fatwa on this issue
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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