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A Hadith stating the sources of wine

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Wine is from grapes, dates, honey, wheat, barley and maize/millet. Therefore whatever ferments from these is regarded to be wine”



Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) as part of a longer narration.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 112)


‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has authenticated the narrators (rijalus sahih).

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 56)


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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