Hadith on Shi’r: Poetry is used for good or evil

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Poetry is in the same position as speech. The beautiful among it is like beautiful words, and the ugly among it is like ugly words.

Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 862

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الشِّعْرُ بِمَنْزِلَةِ الْكَلامِ حَسَنُهُ كَحَسَنِ الْكَلامِ وَقَبِيحُهُ كَقَبِيحِ الْكَلامِ

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