Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of «So, avoid the filth of idols», forged statement and amusement in speech
Hadith #1

حدثنا المظفر بن جعفر بن المظفر العلوي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا جعفر بن محمد بن مسعود، عن أبيه، قال حدثنا الحسين بن إشكيب، قال حدثنا محمد بن السري عن الحسين بن سعيد، عن أبي أحمد محمد بن أبي عمير، عن علي بن أبي حمزة، عن عبد الأعلى قال: سألت جعفر بن محمد عليهما السلام عن قول الله عز وجل: " فاجتنبوا الرجس من الأوثان واجتنبوا قول الزور " قال: الرجس من الأوثان الشطرنج، وقول الزور الغناء، قلت: قوله عز وجل " ومن الناس من يشتري لهو الحديث " قال: منه الغناء.

1. We were told by Mudaffar bin Ja’far bin Mudaffar al-Alawi, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Ja’far bin Muhammed bin Mas’ud, from his father, that he said: We were told by Hussain bin Ishkeeb, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Surri, from Hussain bin Sa’eed, from Abu Ahmad, Muhammed bin Abi ‘Umayr, from Ali bin Abi Hamza, from Abdul-A’la, that he said: I asked Ja’far bin Muhammed, peace be upon them both, about the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «So, avoid the filth of idols and forged statement» (22:30). He said: Filth from idols is chess, and forged speech is singing. I said: The saying of Him, Exalted and Glorious is He: «And among the people is the one who buys amusement of speech» (31:6). He said: From it is singing.



Hadith #2

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن محمد بن يحيى الخزاز، عن حماد بن عثمان، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: سألته عن قول الزور، قال: منه قول الرجل للذي يغني " أحسنت ".

2. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from Muhammed bin Yahya, the silk maker, from Hammad bin Uthman, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, that he said: I asked him about forged statement. He said: From it is the saying of a man to the one who sings: «You did well».