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