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Hadith #32

32 - حَدَّثَنا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ زِيادِ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ الْهَمَذانيّ رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا عَلِىُّ بْنُ إِبراهِيمِ بْنِ هاشِمٍ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا الرَّيانُ بْنُ الصَّلْتِ قالَ: سَأَلْتُ الرِّضَا عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ يَوْماً بِخُرَاسَانَ فَقُلْتُ يَا سَيِّدِي إِنَّ هِشَامَ بْنَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْعَبَّاسِيَّ حَكَى عَنْكَ أَنَّكَ رَخَّصْتَ لَهُ فِي اسْتَِماعِ الْغِنَاءِ فَقَالَ كَذَبَ الزِّنْدِيقُ إِنَّمَا سَأَلَنِي عَنْ ذَلِكَ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ إِنَّ رَجُلاً سَأَلَ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ عَنْ ذَلِكَ فَقَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ إِذَا مَيَّزَ اللَّهُ بَيْنَ الْحَقِّ وَالْبَاطِلِ فَأَيْنَ يَكُونُ الْغِنَاءُ فَقَالَ مَعَ الْبَاطِلِ فَقَالَ لَهُ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ قَدْ قَضَيْتَ.

30-32 Ahmad ibn Ziyad ibn Ja’far al-Hamadani - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ali ibn Ibrahim ibn Hashem quoted on the authority of al-Ryan ibn al-Salt, “One day in Khorasan I asked Al-Ridha (s), ‘O my Master! Hisham ibn Ibrahim Al-Abbasi has narrated that you have permitted listening to music.’ Imam Al-Ridha (s) said, ‘That hypocrite has lied. He asked me about this issue and I told him that a man had asked the same thing from Aba Ja’far (Al-Baqir (s)). Aba Ja’far had replied, ‘When God distinguishes between the right and the wrong, which group will one that listens to music fall into?’ The man had replied, ‘In the wrong group.’ Then Aba Ja’far (Al-Baqir (s)) had told him, ‘Then you yourself know the decree.’”