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‘Umar would drink al nabidh and al muskir (intoxicants) even prior to his demise

 

أن عمر كان يشرب النبيذ و المسكر حتى عند وفاته

‘Umar would drink al nabidh and al muskir (intoxicants) even prior to his demise

 

This is another deceit from the Rawafid where they dupe the masses into believing that Sayyidina ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhu would drink intoxicants. They have forgotten that this is a direct attack on the person they claim to love. How could Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu marry his daughter to a drunkard?

Al nabidh is a word having multiple meanings. Its original refers to that which is left in water. They would leave dates or honey in water and not worry whether the dates or honey with the water turned into an intoxicant or not.

In fact, al Tusi has defended Abu Hamzah al Thumali (the narrator from al Sadiq) who was addicted to nabidh. He explains that most of the time he would drink that which was soaked in water although it was not nabidh per se.[1]

Just consider how they exonerate drunkard narrators from al Sadiq.

Look at the statements of your scholars regarding nabidh like al Tusi:

 

و لا بأس بشرب النبيذ غير المسكر و هو أن ينقع التمر أو الزبيب ثم يشربه و هو حلو قبل أن يتغير

There is no sin in drinking nabidh that is not intoxicating. It is prepared by soaking dates or raisins (in water) and then drinking the water when it is sweet before it changes (ferments).[2]

 

Nabidh is prepared by soaking dates in water until the water becomes sweet. Something similar to what is known today as sharab al jullab (rose water).

The Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam initially prohibited nabidh but later permitted it after prohibiting leaving water in vats since they are such containers which speed the fermenting process of dates soaked in water.

It appears in Sahih Muslim:

و نهيتكم عن النبيذ إلا في سقاء فاشربوا في الأسقية كلها و لا تشربوا مسكرا

I prohibited you from nabidh except in a leather skin. Now drink in all containers but do not drink intoxicants.[3]

 

This meaning that he forbade them from putting dates and its like in containers except a leather skin. He excluded it since it cools the water. So it does not ferment as quickly as other containers.

The slave girl would soak dates in water for the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam which he would drink.

Imam Muslim has prepared the following chapter in his Sahih: Chapter on the permissibility of nabidh which has not fermented and not become intoxicating.

He mentioned many ahadith under this chapter, inter alia:

 

حدثنا عبيد الله بن معاذ العنبري حدثنا أبي حدثنا شعبة عن يحيى بن عبيد أبي عمر البهراني قال سمعت ابن عباس يقول كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ينتبذ له في أول الليل فيشربه إذا أصبح يومه ذلك و الليلة التي تجيء و الغد و الليلة الأخرى و الغد إلى العصر فإن بقي شيء سقاه الخادم أو أمر به فصب

‘Ubaidullah ibn Muaz al ‘Anbari narrated to us―my father narrated to us―Shu’bah narrated to us from―Yahya ibn ‘Abid al Bahrani who says: I heard Ibn ‘Abbas saying:

Nabidh would be prepared for Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in the beginning of the night. He would drink it the next morning for that day and night, the next day and night, and the third day until ‘Asr. If anything remained, he would give it to the servant or instruct that it be poured out.[4]

 

حدثنا محمد بن بشار حدثنا محمد بن جعفر حدثنا شعبة عن يحيى البهراني قال ذكروا النبيذ عند ابن عباس فقال كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ينتبذ له في سقاء قال شعبة من ليلة الاثنين فيشربه يوم الاثنين و الثلاثاء إلى العصر فأن فضل منه شيء سقاه الخادم أو صبه

Muhammad ibn Bashar narrated to us―Muhammad ibn Jafar narrated to us―Shu’bah narrated to us from―Yahya ibn ‘Abid al Bahrani who reports:

They mentioned nabidh in the presence of Ibn ‘Abbas so he said, “Nabidh would be prepared for Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in a water skin…”

Shu’bah continues: “… on Monday night. He would drink it on Tuesday and Wednesday till ‘Asr. If anything remained, he gave it to the slave or poured it out.”

 

و حدثنا أبو بكر بن أبي شيبة و أبو كريب و إسحاق بن إبراهيم و اللفظ لأبي بكر و أبي كريب قال إسحاق أخبرنا و قال الآخران حدثنا أبو معاوية عن الأعمش عن أبي عمر عن ابن عباس قال كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ينقع له الزبيب فيشربه اليوم و الغد و بعد الغد إلى مساء الثالثة ثم يأمر به فيسقى أو يهراق

Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah, Abu Kurayb, and Ishaq ibn Ibrahim narrated to us (and the wording is Abu Bakr’s and Abu Kurayb’s). Ishaq said: he informed us while the other two said: he narrated to us i.e. Abu Muawiyah from―al A’mash from―Abu ‘Amr from―Ibn ‘Abbas who narrates:

Raisins would be soaked for Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He would drink it that day, the next day, and the third day until the evening. Thereafter he would order for it to be giving to someone or poured out.

 

و حدثنا إسحاق بن إبراهيم أخبرنا جرير عن الأعمش عن يحيى بن أبي عمر عن ابن عباس قال كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ينبذ له الزبيب في السقاء فيشربه يومه و الغد و بعد الغد فإذا كان مساء الثالثة شربه و سقاه فإن فضل شيء أهراقه

Ishaq ibn Ibrahim narrated to us―Jarir informed us from―al A’mash from―Yahya ibn Abi ‘Umar from―Ibn ‘Abbas who reports:

Raisins would be soaked in a water skin for Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He would drink it on that day, the next day, and the following day. On the evening of the third day, he would drink it and give it to others to drink. If anything remained, he would pour it out.

 

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[1] Ikhtiyar Ma’rifat al Rijal vol. 2 pg. 455.

[2] Al Nihayah pg. 592.

[3] Sahih Muslim Hadith: 976.

[4] Sahih Muslim Hadith: 2004.

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