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Qadi 'Iyad, may Allah have mercy upon him, said:
This hadith demonstrates that certain forms of entertainment are permissible, and it also shows how courteous and bighearted he was in his domestic life.3
According to an authentic narration:
It is narrated by 'A'ishah (Ra) that Abu Bakr (Ra) entered upon her whilst she was with two of her friends on the day of Mina. They were playing the tambourine and singing songs, whilst the Prophet (SM) was lying down with his face covered with his cloth. Abu Bakr rebuked them, so the Prophet (SM) uncovered his face and said: Let her be, O Abu Bakr, it's Eid. ('A'ishah added:) I have seen the Prophet (SM) screen me with his cloth, allowing me to see the Abyssinians play, and I was a young girl; so treat the young girl according to her age, as she is playful, spirited and youthful.4
Her words, 'so treat the young girl according to her age' mean that young girls like to look at and enjoy activities of leisure and entertainment, and hence, their husbands (or fathers) should take care of this desire of theirs and allow them to enjoy it until they are satisfied.5
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