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