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People will consume wine, calling it by a different name

Question

Could you mention the reference for this Hadith?

ليشربن ناس من أمتي الخمر يسمونها بغير اسمها يعزف على رءوسهم بالمعازف والمغنيات يخسف الله بهم الأرض ويجعل منهم القردة والخنازير

 

Answer

Imams Ibn Majah and Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Malik Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4020, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 24227. Also see: Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3681)

 

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 6758. Also see: Footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah hafizahullah on Musannaf, Hadith: 24227)

 

Translation

[A time will dawn when] People from my ummah will certainly consume wine, calling it by another name. Musical instruments will be played for them and singing girls [will sing for them]. Allah will cause the earth to swallow them and create monkeys and swines from them.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar