Authenticity of the narration regarding changing the name of wine to make it permissible

Question

Please verify the authenticity of this Hadith:

The nights and days will not perish until a group from among my Ummah will drink wine; referring to/calling it by other than its name

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al Bahili (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al Bahili (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Night and day will not cease [i.e. Qiyamah will not occur] until a group from among my Ummah will drink wine, calling it a different name.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3384)

 

‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain weak.

(Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1117)

 

However, the Hadith is well corroborated thus raising the level of authenticity. The Hadith is suitable to quote.

(Refer: Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, 5658, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3681-3682, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3385 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 6758)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answers: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar