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A narration on intoxicants

Is this Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whatever in great quantity intoxicates, its small quantity is [also] haram/impermissible.”



Imams Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1865 and Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3673 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3393)


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasanun gharib).


Similar wordings have also been reported on the authority of other Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum).

(Refer: Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 5607, Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1866, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3392, 3394)


Note: Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta regarding the application of this Hadith.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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