Beating the Duff

Q 7: What should be done for a Walimah (wedding dinner)? Is it permissible to beat the Duff (a tambourine-like instrument without bells) while mentioning Allah and praising the Prophet (peace be upon him)?

A: It is lawful to prepare a Walimah for a wedding and for one or more animals to be slaughtered for those who are able to afford it. If this is not feasible, it will be sufficient to provide any affordable food. (Part No. 19; Page No. 95) As for playing the Duff and singing during a Walimah, in the manner mentioned in the question, this is not permissible, out of showing due veneration to Allah and His Messenger. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.