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Wine is the key to all evils

Question

Which Hadith states that wine is the key to all evils?

 

Answer

There are a few Hadiths which mention this:

1) Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports, “My beloved companion (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised me, ‘Do not drink wine for it is the key to all evil.'”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3371, 4034. ‘Allamah Busiri has declared the chain sound –hasan-. Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1351)

 

2) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Abstain from consuming wine, for verily it is the key to all evil.”

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 145. Declared authentic by Imam Hakim and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar