The drinker of wine is like the idol worshipper

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The drinker of wine is like the idol worshipper

 

شارب الخمر كعابد وثن

The drinker of wine is like the idol worshipper.

 

There is difference of opinion with regards to it being classified sahih or da’if. A group of ‘Ulama’ labelled it da’if while al Albani classified it sahih in Sahih Ibn Majah.

 

Muhammad ibn Sulaiman

  • Al Nasa’i and Ibn ‘Adi labelled him da’i
  • Ibn Hibban classified him as qawi (reliable). Ibn Hibban is mutasahil in tawthi[1]
  • Al Dhahabi criticised the isna[2]
  • Ibn ‘Adi commented, “Muhammad ibn Sulaiman ibn al Asbahani is mudtarib al hadi”[3]
  • Ibn al Jawzi classified him da’i[4]

The Khawarij substantiate their doctrine of affirming the kufr of one who commits a major sin by quoting such ahadith.

It is narrated from many chains.

 

Yunus ibn Khabbab

  • Al Daraqutni listed him in al Ilal saying, “An evil man. He was an extremist Shia.”
  • Abu Dawood remarked, “Blasphemer of the Sahabah of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.”
  • Yahya ibn Ma’in made a similar remark.[5]

 

Fitr ibn Khalifah

  • He is mutakallam fih (debatable/accused).

 

Junadah ibn Marwan

  • Ibn Abi Hatim said, “‘Abdul Rahman narrated to us saying that he asked his father about him who said, ‘He is not qawi (reliable). I fear that he be a kadha’”[6]

 

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[1] Majma’ al Zawa’id vol. 5 pg. 70.

[2] Mizan al I’tidal vol. 1 pg. 209; Misbah al Zujajah vol. 4 pg. 38.

[3] Al Kamil fi al Du’afa’ vol. 6 pg. 229.

[4] Al ‘Ilal al Mutanahiyah vol. 2 pg. 672.

[5] Al Jarh wa al Ta’dil vol. 9 pg. 238.

[6] Al Jarh wa al Ta’dil vol. 2 pg. 516.

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