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Siddiq Osman Noormuhammad

Songs Encouraged at Weddings and Allowed on 'Eid Days

The following two narrations from Mishkat u'l Masabih, Book 2, Chapter 27, p. 654 show that the Holy Prophet Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam encouraged songs at wedding ceremonies.

(49). Mother of faithful believers, 'Aisha reported: I had a girl of the Ansar who I gave away in marriage. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) said: O 'Aisha! Why did you not sing, because this tribe of the Ansar loves songs. (Ibn Hibban)

(50) Ibn 'Abbas reported that (Sayyidatina) 'Aisha gave away a female relation of her from the Ansar in marriage. Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) came and said, "Have you escorted the girl to her husband?" "Yes", was the reply. He asked, "Have you sent with her those who can sing?" "No", she replied. Then the Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) said: "Verily, the Ansar are a people among whom there are songs. (It would have been better) if you had sent with her those who could have sung:

To you we have come, to you we have come!
So to us welcome and to you welcome!" (Ibn Majah)

We also learn that the beloved Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam) allowed two small Ansari girls to sing with musical instruments on the day of 'Eid as narrated in Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol 2, Hadith number 72, p. 38. This Hadith has been received from Sayyidatina 'Aisha Rady Allahu 'Anha who said Sayyidina AbuBakr as-Siddiq Rady Allahu 'Anhu was also present at that time.

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