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A question about Daff was asked "Are nasheeds with drums (daff) allowed?" and answered "Prophet s.a.w decleared every wine, gambling, beating of the drums and every intoxicant as haraam (Abu Dawud)."

Kindly confirm if the beating of drums is prohibited in Islam.

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Beating drums duff tamborine

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Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3153 Narrated by Muhammad ibn Hatib al-Jumahi

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "The distinction between what is lawful and what is unlawful is the song and the tambourine (daff) at a wedding."


Every musical instrument, regardless of whether it be a wind or a string instrument.every musical instrument is declared unlawful by the Messenger of Allah (saws) except the daff (tambourine).


In light of the above absolutely clear guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) the beating of drums as a musical instrument would be deemed absolutely unlawful in Islam.


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