Shaih Bukhari Sharif

Imam Muhammad Bin Ismail Bukhari

The Book of Drinks

Ahadith 66

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


"Intoxicants, gambling, Al-Ansab and Al-Azlam are an abomination of Shaitan's handiwork

Allah forbids from:

إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ وَالْأَنْصَابُ وَالْأَزْلَامُ رِجْسٌ مِنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ

فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

- intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones,

and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination, of Satan's handiwork:

eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper. (5:90)

Hadith # 5575

Narrated Ibn `Umar:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said,

"Whoever drinks alcoholic drinks in the world and does not repent (before dying), will be deprived of it in the Hereafter."

Hadith # 5576

Narrated Abu Huraira:

On the night Allah's Messenger (pbuh) was taken on a night journey (Miraj) two cups, one containing wine and the other milk, were presented to him at Jerusalem. He looked at it and took the cup of milk.

Gabriel said,

"Praise be to Allah Who guided you to Al-Fitra (the right path); if you had taken (the cup of) wine, your nation would have gone astray."

Hadith # 5577

Narrated Anas:

I heard from Allah's Messenger (pbuh) a narration which none other than I will narrate to you. The Prophet, said,

"From among the portents of the our are the following:

- General ignorance (in religious affairs) will prevail,

- (religious) knowledge will decrease,

- illegal sexual intercourse will prevail,

- alcoholic drinks will be drunk (in abundance),

- men will decrease and women will increase so much so that for every fifty women there will be one man to look after them."

Hadith # 5578

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

- "An adulterer, at the time he is committing illegal sexual intercourse is not a believer;

- and a person, at the time of drinking an alcoholic drink is not a believer;

- and a thief, at the time of stealing, is not a believer."

Ibn Shihab said: `Abdul Malik bin Abi Bakr bin `Abdur-Rahman bin Al- Harith bin Hisham told me that Abu Bakr used to narrate that narration to him on the authority of Abu Huraira. He used to add that Abu Bakr used to mention, besides the above cases,

- "And he who robs (takes illegally something by force) while the people are looking at him, is not a believer at the time he is robbing (taking).

Alcoholic drinks prepared from grapes and other things

Hadith # 5579

Narrated Ibn `Umar:

"Alcoholic drinks were prohibited (by Allah) when there was nothing of it (special kind of wine) in Medina.

Hadith # 5580

Narrated Anas:

"Alcoholic drinks were prohibited at the time we could rarely find wine made from grapes in Medina, for most of our liquors were made from unripe and ripe dates.

Hadith # 5581

Narrated Ibn `Umar:

`Umar stood up on the pulpit and said,

"Now then, prohibition of alcoholic drinks have been revealed, and these drinks are prepared from five things, i.e.. grapes, dates, honey, wheat or barley.

And an alcoholic drink is that, that disturbs the mind."

Prohibition of alcoholic drinks prepared from unripe and ripe dates

Hadith # 5582

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

I was serving Abu 'Ubaida, Abu Talha and Ubai bin Ka`b with a drink prepared from ripe and unripe dates. Then somebody came to them and said, "Alcoholic drinks have been prohibited."

On hearing that Abu Talha said, "Get up. O Anas, and pour (throw) it out! So I poured (threw) it out.

Hadith # 5583

Narrated Anas:

While I was waiting on my uncles and serving them with (wine prepared from) dates----and I was the youngest of them----

it was said, "Alcoholic drinks have been prohibited." So they said (to me), "Throw it away." So I threw it away.

Hadith # 5584

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

Alcoholic drinks were prohibited. At that time these drinks used to be prepared from unripe and ripe dates.

Alcoholic drinks prepared from honey

Hadith # 5585

Narrated `Aisha:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) was asked about Al-Bit. He said,

"All drinks that intoxicate are unlawful (to drink.)

Hadith # 5586

Narrated 'Aisha:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) was asked about Al-Bit a liquor prepared from honey which the Yemenites used to drink. Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said, "All drinks that intoxicate are unlawful (to drink)."

Hadith # 5587

Anas bin Malik said:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said,

"Do not make drinks in Ad-Dubba' nor in Al-Muzaffat. Abu Huraira used to add to them Al-Hantam and An-Naqir.

Alcoholic drink is any drink that disturbs the mind

Hadith # 5588

Narrated Ibn `Umar:

`Umar delivered a sermon on the pulpit of Allah's Messenger (pbuh), saying,

"Alcoholic drinks were prohibited by Divine Order, and these drinks used to be prepared from five things, i.e.,

- grapes,

- dates,

- wheat,

- barley and - honey.

Alcoholic drink is that, that disturbs the mind." `

Umar added,

"I wish Allah's Apostle had not left us before he had given us definite verdicts concerning three matters, i.e.,

- how much a grandfather may inherit (of his grandson),

the inheritance of Al-Kalala (the deceased person among whose heirs there is no father or son),

- and various types of Riba (usury) ."

Hadith # 5589

Narrated 'Umar:

"Alcoholic drinks are prepared from five things, i.e., raisins, dates. wheat, barley and honey."

The one who regards an alcoholic drink lawful to drink

Hadith # 5590

Narrated Abu 'Amir or Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari:

That he heard the Prophet (pbuh) saying,

- "From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful.

- And there will be some people who will stay near the side of a mountain and in the evening their shepherd will come to them with their sheep and ask them for something, but they will say to him, 'Return to us tomorrow.' Allah will destroy them during the night and will let the mountain fall on them, and He will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so till the Day of Resurrection."

To prepare non-alcoholic drinks in bowls or Taur

Hadith # 5591

Narrated Sahl:

Abu Usaid As-Sa`idi came and invited Allah's Messenger (pbuh) on the occasion of his wedding. His wife who was the bride, was serving them. Do you know what drink she prepared for Allah's Messenger (pbuh) ? She had soaked some dates in water in a Tur overnight.

The Prophet (pbuh) allowed the use of forbidden bowls and containers

Hadith # 5592

Narrated Jabir:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) forbade the use of (certain) containers, but the Ansar said, "We cannot dispense with them." The Prophet (pbuh) then said, "If so, then use them."

Hadith # 5593

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr:

When the Prophet (pbuh) forbade the use of certain containers (that were used for preparing alcoholic drinks), somebody said to the Prophet (pbuh) . "But not all the people can find skins." So he allowed them to use clay jars not covered with pitch.

Hadith # 5594

Narrated `Ali:

the Prophet (pbuh) forbade the use of Ad-Dubba' and Al Muzaffat.

A'mash also narrated this.

Hadith # 5595

Narrated Ibrahim:

I asked Al-Aswad, "Did you ask `Aisha, Mother of the Believers, about the containers in which it is disliked to prepare (non-alcoholic) drinks?"

He said, "Yes, I said to her, 'O Mother of the Believers! What containers did the Prophet (pbuh) forbid to use for preparing (non-alcoholic) drinks?"

She said, 'The Prophet forbade us, (his family), to prepare (nonalcoholic) drinks in Ad-Dubba and Al-Muzaffat.'

I asked, 'Didn't you mention Al Jar and Al Hantam?'

She said, 'I tell what I have heard; shall I tell you what I have not heard?' "

Hadith # 5596

Narrated Ash-Shaibani:

I heard `Abdullah bin Abi `Aufa saying,

"The Prophet (pbuh) forbade the use of green jars."

I said, "Shall we drink out of white jars?" He said, "No."

(One can drink) date-syrup as long as it does not intoxicate (not fermented)

Hadith # 5597

Narrated Sahl bin Sa`d:

Abu Usaid As Sa`idi invited the Prophet (pbuh) to his wedding banquet. At that time his wife was serving them and she was the bride.

She said, ''Do you know what (kind of syrup) I soaked (made) for Allah's Apostle? I soaked some dates in water in a Tur (bowl) overnight. '

Al-Badhaq (a kind of alcoholic drink)

Hadith # 5598

Narrated Abu Al-Juwairiyya:

I asked Ibn `Abbas about Al-Badhaq. He said,

"Muhammad (pbuh) prohibited alcoholic drinks before It was called Al-Badhaq (by saying), 'Any drink that intoxicates is unlawful.'

I said, 'What about good lawful drinks?'

He said,'Apart from what is lawful and good, all other things are unlawful and not good (unclean Al-Khabith)

Hadith # 5599

Narrated `Aisha:

The Prophet (pbuh) used to like sweet edible things and honey.

Unripe-date drink and ripe-date drink should not be mixed if it is an intoxicant

Hadith # 5600

Narrated Anas:

While I was serving Abu Talha. Abu Dujana and Abu Suhail bin Al-Baida' with a drink made from a mixture of unripe and ripe dates, alcoholic drinks, were made unlawful, whereupon I threw it away, and I was their butler and the youngest of them, and we used to consider that drink as an alcoholic drink in those days.

Hadith # 5601

Narrated Jabir:

The Prophet (pbuh) forbade the drinking of alcoholic drinks prepared from raisins, dates, unripe dates and fresh ripe dates.

Hadith # 5602

Narrated Abu Qatada:

The Prophet (pbuh) forbade the mixing of ripe and unripe dates and also the mixing of dates and raisins (for preparing a syrup) but the syrup of each kind of fruit should be prepared separately. ( One may have such drinks as long as it is fresh )

The drink of milk

Hadith # 5603

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) was presented a bowl of milk and a bowl of wine on the night he was taken on a journey (Al-Mi'raj)

Hadith # 5604

Narrated Um Al-Fadl:

The people doubted whether Allah's Messenger (pbuh) was fasting or the Day of `Arafat or not. So I sent a cup containing milk to him and he drank it.

Hadith # 5605

Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah:

Abu Humaid brought a cup of milk from a place called Al-Naqi. Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said to him, "Will you not cover it, even by placing a stick across its"

Hadith # 5606

Narrated Jabir:

Abu Humaid, an Ansari man, came from AnNaqi carrying a cup of milk to the Prophet. The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Will you not cover it even by placing a stick across it?"

Hadith # 5607

Narrated Al-Bara:

The Prophet (pbuh) came from Mecca with Abu Bakr. Abu Bakr said "We passed by a shepherd and at that time Allah's Messenger (pbuh) was thirsty. I milked a little milk in a bowl and Allah's Messenger (pbuh) drank till I was pleased. Suraqa bin Ju'shum came to us riding a horse (chasing us).

The Prophet (pbuh) invoked evil upon him, whereupon Suraqa requested him not to invoke evil upon him, in which case he would go back. The Prophet (pbuh) agreed.

Hadith # 5608

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said,

"The best object of charity is a she-camel which has (newly) given birth and gives plenty of milk, or a she-goat which gives plenty of milk; and is given to somebody to utilize its milk by milking one bowl in the morning and one in the evening."

Hadith # 5609

Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) drank milk and then rinsed his mouth and said, "It contains fat."

Hadith # 5610

The Prophet (pbuh) added:

I was raised to the Lote Tree and saw four rivers, two of which were coming out and two going in. Those which were coming out were the Nile and the Euphrates, and those which were going in were two rivers in paradise.

Then I was given three bowls, one containing milk, and another containing honey, and a third containing wine. I took the bowl containing milk and drank it. It was said to me, "You and your followers will be on the right path (of Islam)."

Fresh water

Hadith # 5611

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

Abu Talha had the largest number of datepalms from amongst the Ansars of Medina. The dearest of his property to him was Bairuha garden which was facing the (Prophet's) Mosque. Allah's Messenger (pbuh) used to enter it and drink of its good fresh water. When the Holy Verse:--

'By no means shall you attain righteousness

unless you spend (in charity) of that which you love.' (3.92)

was revealed, Abu Talha got up and said, "O Allah's Messenger (pbuh! Allah says: By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you spend of that which you love,' and the dearest of my property to me is the Bairuha garden and I want to give it in charity in Allah's Cause, seeking to be rewarded by Allah for that. So you can spend it, O Allah's Messenger (pbuh), where-ever Allah instructs you. '

Allah s Apostle said, "Good! That is a perishable wealth."

"I have heard what you have said but in my opinion you'd better give it to your kith and kin."

On that Abu Talha said, "I will do so, O Allah's Messenger (pbuh)!"

Abu Talha distributed that garden among his kith and kin and cousins.

The drinking of milk with water

Hadith # 5612

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

I saw Allah's Messenger (pbuh) drinking milk. He came to my house and I milked a sheep and then mixed the milk with water from the well for Allah's Messenger (pbuh). He took the bowl and drank while on his left there was sitting Abu Bakr, and on his right there was a bedouin. He then gave the remaining milk to the bedouin and said,

"The right! The right (first)."

Hadith # 5613

Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) and one of his companions entered upon an Ansari man and the Prophet (pbuh) said to him, "If you have water kept overnight in a water skin, (give us), otherwise we will drink water by putting our mouth in it."

The man was watering his garden then. He said, "O Allah's Messenger (pbuh)! I have water kept overnight; let us go to the shade." So he took them both there and poured water into a bowl and milked a domestic goat of his in it. Allah's Messenger (pbuh) drank, and then the man who had come along with him, drank.

The drinking of sweet edible things and honey

Hadith # 5614

Narrated `Aisha:

The Prophet (pbuh) used to like sweet edible things (syrup, etc.) and honey.

To drink while standing

Hadith # 5615

Narrated An-Nazzal:

Ali came to the gate of the courtyard (of the Mosque) and drank (water) while he was standing and said,

"Some people dislike to drink while standing, but I saw the Prophet (pbuh) doing (drinking water) as you have seen me doing now."

Hadith # 5616

Narrated An-Nazzal bin Sabra:

`Ali offered the Zuhr prayer and then sat down in the wide courtyard (of the Mosque) of Kufa in order to deal with the affairs of the people till the `Asr prayer became due. Then water was brought to him and he drank of it, washed his face, hands, head and feet.

Then he stood up and drank the remaining water while he was standing. and said,

"Some people dislike to drink water while standing thought the Prophet did as I have just done."

Hadith # 5617

Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

The Prophet (pbuh) drank Zamzam (water) while standing.

To drink while on the back of camel

Hadith # 5618

Narrated Um Al-Fadl:

That she sent a bowl of milk to the Prophet (pbuh) while he was standing (at `Arafat) in the afternoon of the Day of `Arafat. He took it in his hands and drank it. Narrated Abu Nadr: The Prophet was on the back of his camel.

The one on the right should drink first

Hadith # 5619

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

Milk mixed with water was brought to Allah's Messenger (pbuh) while a bedouin was on his right and Abu Bakr was on his left. He drank (of it) and then gave (it) to the bedouin and said,

'The right" "The right (first).

The permission of the one on right to give the drink to an elder person first

Hadith # 5620

Narrated Sahl bin Sa`d:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) was offered something to drink. He drank of it while on his right was a boy and on his left were some elderly people. He said to the boy, "May I give these (elderly) people first?" The boy said, "By Allah, O Allah's Messenger (pbuh)! I will not give up my share from you to somebody else." On that Allah's Messenger (pbuh) placed the cup in the hand of that boy.

To drink water from a basin by putting mouth in it

Hadith # 5621

Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah:

The Prophet (pbuh) and one of his companions entered upon an Ansari man. The Prophet (pbuh) and his companion greeted (the man) and he replied, "O Allah's Messenger (pbuh)! Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you! It is hot," while he was watering his garden.

The Prophet (pbuh) asked him, "If you have water kept overnight in a water skin, (give us), or else we will drink by putting our mouths in the basin."

The man was watering the garden The man said, "O Allah's Messenger (pbuh)! I have water kept overnight in a water-skin. He went to the shade and poured some water into a bowl and milked some milk from a domestic goat in it.

The Prophet (pbuh) drank and then gave the bowl to the man who had come along with him to drink.

Hadith # 5622

Narrated Anas:

I was waiting on my uncles, serving them with an alcoholic drink prepared from dates, and I was the youngest of them. (Suddenly) it was said that alcoholic drinks had been prohibited. So they said (to me), 'Throw it away." And I threw it away.

The sub-narrator said: I asked Anas what their drink was (made from), He replied, "(From) ripe dates and unripe dates."

Covering the containers

Hadith # 5623

Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said,

- "When night falls (or when it is evening), stop your children from going out, for the devils spread out at that time.

- But when an hour of the night has passed, release them and close the doors and mention Allah's Name, for Satan does not open a closed door.

- Tie the mouth of your waterskin and mention Allah's Name;

- cover your containers and utensils and mention Allah's Name.

- Cover them even by placing something across it,

- and extinguish your lamps. "

Hadith # 5624

Narrated Jabir:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said,

- "Extinguish the lamps when you go to bed;

- close your doors;

- tie the mouths of your water skins,

- and cover the food and drinks."

The bending of the mouths of the water-skins for the sake of drinking from them

Hadith # 5625

Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) forbade the bending of the mouths of water skins for the sake of drinking from them.

Hadith # 5626

Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:

I heard Allah's Messenger (pbuh) forbidding the drinking of water by bending the mouths of water skins, i.e., drinking from the mouths directly.

To drink water from the mouth of a water-skin

Hadith # 5627

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) forbade drinking directly from the mouth of a water skin or other leather containers. and forbade preventing one's neighbor from fixing a peg in (the wall of) one's house.

Hadith # 5628

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (pbuh) forbade the drinking of water directly from the mouth of a water skin .

Hadith # 5629

Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

The Prophet (pbuh) forbade the drinking of water direct from the mouth of a water-skin.

It is forbidden to breathe in the vessel (while drinking)

Hadith # 5630

Narrated Abu Qatada:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said,

- "When you drink (water),

- do not breath in the vessel;

- and when you urinate, do not touch your penis with your right hand.

- And when you cleanse yourself after defecation, do not use your right hand."

Breathing twice or thrice while drinking

Hadith # 5631

Narrated Thumama bin `Abdullah:

Anas used to breathe twice or thrice in the vessel (while drinking) and used to say that the Prophet; used to take three breaths while drinking.

To drink in gold utensils

Hadith # 5632

Narrated Ibn Abi Laila:

While Hudhaita was at Mada'in, he asked for water. The chief of the village brought him a silver vessel. Hudhaifa threw it away and said, "I have thrown it away because I told him not to use it, but he has not stopped using it.

The Prophet (pbuh) forbade us

- to wear clothes of silk or Dibaj,

- and to drink in gold or silver utensils,

and said, 'These things are for them (unbelievers) in this world and for you (Muslims) in the Hereafter.' "

Silver utensils

Hadith # 5633

Narrated Hudhaifa:

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

- "Do not drink in gold or silver utensils,

- and do not wear clothes of silk or Dibaj, for these things are for them (unbelievers) in this world and for you in the Hereafter."

Hadith # 5634

Narrated Um Salama:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said,

"He who drinks in silver utensils is only filling his `Abdomen with Hell Fire."

Hadith # 5635

Narrated Al-Bara' bin `Azib:

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) ordered us to do seven things and forbade us from seven.

He ordered us

- to visit the sick,

- to follow funeral processions,

- (to say) to a sneezer, (May Allah bestow His Mercy on you, if he says, Praise be to Allah),

- to accept invitations,

- to greet (everybody),

- to help the oppressed and

- to help others to fulfill their oaths.

He forbade us

- to wear gold rings,

- to drink in silver (utensils),

- to use Mayathir (silken carpets placed on saddles),

- to wear Al-Qissi (a kind of silken cloth),

- to wear silk, Dibaj or Istabraq (two kinds of silk).

To drink in wooden utensils

Hadith # 5636

Narrated Um Al-Fadl:

That the people were in doubt whether the Prophet (pbuh) was fasting on the Day of `Arafat or not, so a (wooden) drinking vessel full of milk was sent to him, and he drank it.

To drink in the drinking bowl of the Prophet (pbuh)

Hadith # 5637

Narrated Sahl bin Sa`d:

An Arab lady was mentioned to the Prophet (pbuh) so he asked Abu Usaid As-Sa`idi to send for her, and he sent for her and she came and stayed in the castle of Bani Sa`ida. The Prophet (pbuh) came out and went to her and entered upon her. Behold, it was a lady sitting with a drooping head.

When the Prophet (pbuh) spoke to her, she said, "I seek refuge with Allah from you."

He said, "I grant you refuge from me."

They said to her, "Do you know who this is?" She said, "No." They said, "This is Allah's Messenger (pbuh) who has come to command your hand in marriage."

She said, "I am very unlucky to lose this chance."

Then the Prophet and his companions went towards the shed of Bani Sa`ida and sat there. Then he said, "Give us water, O Sahl!"

So I took out this drinking bowl and gave them water in it.

The sub-narrator added:

Sahl took out for us that very drinking bowl and we all drank from it.

 Later on `Umar bin `Abdul `Aziz requested Sahl to give it to him as a present, and he gave it to him as a present.

Hadith # 5638

Narrated `Asim al-Ahwal:

I saw the drinking bowl of the Prophet (pbuh) with Anas bin Malik, and it had been broken, and he had mended it with silver plates. That drinking bowl was quite wide and made of Nadar wood,

Anas said, "I gave water to the Prophet (pbuh) in that bowl more than so-and-so (for a long period)."

Ibn Seereen said:

Around that bowl there was an iron ring, and Anas wanted to replace it with a silver or gold ring, but Abu Talha said to him, "Do not change a thing that Allah's Messenger (pbuh) has made."

So Anas left it as it was.

To drink blessed water; and the blessed water.

Hadith # 5639

Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah:

I was with the Prophet (pbuh) and the time for the `Asr prayer became due. We had no water with us except a little which was put in a vessel and was brought to the Prophet (pbuh). He put his hand into it and spread out his fingers and then said, "Come along! Hurry up! All those who want to perform ablution.

The blessing is from Allah.'' I saw the water gushing out from his fingers. So the people performed the ablution and drank, and I tried to drink more of that water (beyond my thirst and capacity), for I knew that it was a blessing.

The sub-narrator said: I asked Jabir, "How many persons were you then?" He replied, "We were one-thousand four hundred men."

Salim said: Jabir said, 1500.


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