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Islamic Viewpoint regarding the permissibility of the Duff.
With regards to combining the use of the drum (in arabic duff – a one sided hand instrument) with singing, it is permissible on certain occasions. The Ulama (scholars) have dispensed a concession (rukhsa),
at times of joy and happiness, like the two Eids, Weddings, the return
of a person to his home land after a long time, or the return of a
pilgrim from Hajj. An example of this is when the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, arrived in Madinah, the Illuminated City. The men, women and
children lined the streets and sang the famous lines: ‘Tala' al Badru A'layna’, ‘the full moon is approaching upon us’, and they sang this whilst beating the drum (duff). Another
example of this is the hadith of Rubiyya' ibn Mu'awwadh, may Allah be
pleased with him, a companion of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He
"The Prophet, peace and blessings upon him, entered my house on
the morning of my wedding, and we had two servant women who were
and praising the people martyred at the battle of Badr."
In an authentic hadith narrated by Ibn Majah from Anas, may Allah be pleased with him; "The
Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, passed by some young children when he
recently made Hijrah to Madinah, who happened to be his neighbours. They
were beating their drum and singing : "We are the
neighbours of Banu Najar, 'Oh what a wonderful neighbour to have as
Muhammad" And the Prophet replied to them : "Allah Knows, that I love
you so very much!" There
is also a hadith narrated by Imam al-Tirmidhi, may Allah be pleased with him, when the Prophet, may Allah be pleased with him, returned from some of the battles, a slave woman approached Him and
"Oh Messenger of Allah, I vowed that if Allah returned
that I will beat the duff in front of you. The Prophet, peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him, replied: "If you vowed to do it,
then do it, if not
then don't." So she took the drum and started to
another narration by Bukhari and Muslim from Sayyidah Aisha, may Allah
be pleased with her, her father Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be
pleased with him, entered the house whilst she had two servant girls
singing and beating the drum (duff). This is whilst the
Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was lying down resting, and had his face
covered with his garb. When Abu Bakr, may Allah be
pleased with him, saw
this, he reprimanded her. Then the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, uncovered his face and said: "Oh Abu Bakr leave them alone, for it
is the days of Eid."
Mullah Ali Qari, rahimullah, says : "There is a faction (of
the scholars) who say it is permissible in its totality, our companions
from the Hanafi's say : Its permissibility is confined to specific
occasions like weddings. This is based on a hadith of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, where he sai d:
"Openly declare this marriage and beat the drum (Duff).'' This is
narrated by Tirmidhi from Sayyidah Aisha, may Allah be pleased
with both of them.
This comes with the condition that there are no thimbles (Jalajil)
attached to the drum. This is because the thimbles are classed as
bells. These repel Allah's Angels and the drum used in the time of the
Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was simple."
We can see
from these examples that singing and beating the duff were used in the
time of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. It is not the voice, singing,
or beating the drum which is intrinsically unlawful. Rather it is what
it entails. So, if it entails the Heedlessness of Allah, fornication,
love of this world and falling to the lowest and foulest of human
tendencies then it is unlawful. This is the case for most of what we see
today on television or hear on the radio.
However, if it entails inducing a Love for Allah and his Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, rejoicing in the permissible (Halal),
like weddings, a pilgrim returning from hajj or the returning of a
beloved after a long time of estrangement, and it is done with the
correct etiquette, modesty and sobriety it is permissible.
would be pertinent at this point to specify what are the things which
one takes rejoice in as a Muslim, or for someone who has taken on this
religion of Islam, they will tell you that they have no greater
happiness in their life. This is especially true for people who might
not have been previously practicing their Islam. For them, they
recognise the betterment that Islam has brought into their lives. This
might be either leaving old ways such as alcohol, drugs, bad company or
perhaps even the spiritual fulfilment which they receive day in day out
with every breath. In fact it is a command of Allah to rejoice in our
Islam. Allah Almighty says in his magnificent book :
Say: ‘By the Grace of Allah and His Mercy, and in that take Rejoice’
--- Surah Yunus. Ayah: 58.
Ibn A'bbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said in regards to this verse: "The grace of Allah is the Qur’an and the Mercy is Muhammad" Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. This can be found in the tafsir: "durr al manthur fi tafsir al ma'thur” by Imam al Suyuti, alayhi ar-Rahman. Third volume. Dar al Kutub al-I'lmiyyah edition. First print 1990.
Allah and His Messenger know best. All praise is due to
Allah the Almighty, The Lord
of the Worlds. May the Best and
Choicest of Praises and Salutations be
upon the Best and Finest
of Allah's Creation, Our Master Sayyidina
Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam.
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