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Book 20 – Drinks

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Book 20, Number 3661:

Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:

`Umar said: The prohibition of wine came down when (the Qur’anic verse) came down. It was made from five things, namely, grapes, dates, honey, wheat, barley. Wine (khamr) is what infects (khamara) the mind. There are three things I wished that the Prophet (may peace be upon him) would not leave us until he explained them fully to our satisfaction: (share of) grandfather, one who leaves no descendants or ascendants as heirs, and the details of usury.


Book 20, Number 3662:

Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:

When the prohibition of wine (was yet to be) declared, Umar said: O Allah, give us a satisfactory explanation about wine.

So the following verse of Surat al-Baqarah revealed; “They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: In them is great sin….” Umar was then called and it was recited to him.

He said: O Allah, give us a satisfactory explanation about wine.

Then the following verse of Surat an-Nisa’ was revealed: “O ye who believe! approach not prayers with a mind befogged….” Thereafter the herald of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) would call when the (congregational) prayer was performed: Beware, one who is drunk should not come to prayer. Umar was again called and it was recited to him).

He said: O Allah, give us a satisfactory explanation about wine. This verse was revealed: “Will ye not then abstain?” Umar said: We abstained.


Book 20, Number 3663:

Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

A man of the Ansar called him and AbdurRahman ibn Awf and supplied them wine before it was prohibited. Ali then led them in the evening prayer, and he recited; “Say: O ye who reject faith.” He was confused in it. Then the following verse came down: “O ye who believe! approach not prayers with a mind befogged until you can understand all that ye say.


Book 20, Number 3664:

Ibn `Abbas said: The Qur’anic verse: “O ye who believe, approach not prayers with a mind befogged until you can understand all that ye say,” and the verse: “They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: In them some profit for men,” were repealed by the verse in Surat al-Ma’idah: “O who believe, intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones….


Book 20, Number 3665:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

I was serving wine to the people in the house of Abu Talhah when it was prohibited and that day our wine was made from unripe dates. A man entered upon us and said: The wine has been prohibited, and the herald of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) made an announcement. We then said: This is the herald of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him)


Chapter 1383: GRAPES PRESSED FOR WINE


Book 20, Number 3666:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah has cursed wine, its drinker, its server, its seller, its buyer, its presser, the one for whom it is pressed, the one who conveys it, and the one to whom it is conveyed.


Chapter 1384: TURNING WINE INTO VINEGAR


Book 20, Number 3667:

Narrated An-Nu’man ibn Bashir:

Anas b. Malik said: AbO Talhah asked the Prophet (n him) about the orphans who had inherited wine. He replied: Pour May I not make vinegar of it? He replied: No.


Chapter 1385: FROM WHAT WINE IS MADE


Book 20, Number 3668:

Narrated An-Nu’man ibn Bashir:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: from grapes wine is made, from dried dates wine is made, from honey wine is made, from wheat wine is made, from barley wine is made.


Book 20, Number 3669:

Narrated An-Nu’man ibn Bashir:

I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: Wine is made from grape-syrup, raisins, dried dates, wheat, barley, millet, and I forbid you from every intoxicant.


Book 20, Number 3670:

Abu Hurairah reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: Wine comes from these two trees, the date-palm and the grape-vine.

Abu Dawud said: The name of Abu Kathir al-‘Ubari is Yazid b. `Abd al-Rahman b. Ghufailat al-Sahmi. Some said: Uzainah. What is correct is Ghufailah.


Chapter 1386: PROHIBITION OF INTOXICANTS


Book 20, Number 3671:

Ibn `Umar reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: Every intoxicant is forbidden. He who drinks wine in this world, and dies when he is addicted to it, will not drink it in the next.


Book 20, Number 3672:

Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Every intoxicant is khamr (wine) and every intoxicant is forbidden. If anyone drinks wine, Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents, Allah will accept his repentance. If he repeats it a fourth time, it is binding on Allah that He will give him tinat al-khabal to drink.

He was asked: What is tinat al-khabal, Apostle of Allah? He replied: Discharge of wounds, flowing from the inhabitants of Hell. If anyone serves it to a minor who does not distinguish between the lawful and the unlawful, it is binding on Allah that He will give him to drink the discharge of wounds, flowing from the inhabitants of Hell.


Book 20, Number 3673:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If a large amount of anything causes intoxication, a small amount of it is prohibited.


Book 20, Number 3674:

A’ishah said: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) was about bit’. He replied: Every liquor which intoxicates is forbidden.

Abu Dawud said: I read out this tradition to Yazid b. `Abd Rabbihi al-J Mutiammad b. Harb told you this tradition from al-Zabidi from al-Zuhri throu chain of narrators. This `version added: Bit’ is the nabidh from honey, whi people of the Yemen would drink.

Abu Dawud said: I heard Ahmad b. Hanbal say: There is no god but Allah, there was none stronger in memory and like al-Jurjisi among the people of Hims.


Book 20, Number 3675:

Narrated Daylam al-Himyari:

I asked the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Apostle of Allah! we live in a cold land in which we do heavy work and we make a liquor from wheat to get strength from if for our work and to stand the cold of our country. He asked: Is it intoxicating? I replied: Yes. He said: You must avoid it. I said: The people will not abandon it. He said: If they do not abandon it, fight with them.


Book 20, Number 3676:

Abu Musa said: I asked the Prophet (may peace be upon him) about wine made from honey. He said: That is bit’. I said: And the one made from barley and millet? He said : That is mizr. He then said: Tell your people that every intoxicant prohibited.


Book 20, Number 3677:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) forbade wine (khamr), game of chance (maysir), drum (kubah), and wine made from millet (ghubayrah), saying: Every intoxicant is forbidden.

Abu Dawud said: Ibn Sallam Abu `Ubaid said: Ghubairah was an intoxicant liquor made from millet. This wine was made by the Abyssinians.


Book 20, Number 3678:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade every intoxicant and everything which produces languidness.


Book 20, Number 3679:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:

I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: Every intoxicant is forbidden; if a faraq of anything causes intoxication, a handful of it is forbidden.


Chapter 1387: DADHI


Book 20, Number 3680:

Narrated Abdur Rahman ibn Ghanam:

Malik ibn Abu Maryam said: Abdur Rahman ibn Ghanam entered upon us and we discussed tila’ and he said: Abu Malik al-Ash’ari told me that he heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: Some of my people will assuredly drink wine calling it by another name.

Abu Dawud said: An old man of the people of Wasit narrated from Abu Mansur al-Harith b. Mansur saying: I heard Sufyan al-Thawry who was asked about al-dadhi. He said: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Some of my people will assuredly drink wine calling it by another name.

Abu Dawud said: Sufyan al-Thawri said: Al-dadhi is a wine of evil-doers.


Chapter 1388: VESSELS OF WINE


Book 20, Number 3681:

Ibn ‘Umar and Ibn ‘Abbas said: We testify that the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade (the use of) gourds, green jars, receptacles smeared with pitch, and hollowed stumps of palm-trees.


Book 20, Number 3682:

‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar said: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade the use of nabidh (date-wine) of jarr. I was alarmed by his statement: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) forbade the nabidh of jarr. I then entered upon Ibn `Abbas and asked him: Are you listening to what Ibn ‘Umar says? He asked: What is that? I said: He said: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) forbade the nabidh of jarr. He said: He spoke the truth. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) forbade the nabidh of jarr. I asked: What is jarr? He replied: Anything made of clay.


Book 20, Number 3683:

Ibn Abbas said: The deputation of `Abd al-Qais came to Allah (may peace be upon him) and said: This is the tribe of Rabi’ah, of Mudar are between us and you. We are able to come to you only in the sacred month. So give a decisive command which we may follow ourselves at call those at home behind us. He (the Prophet) said: I command you to observe four things, and forbid you four things: Belief in Allah, the testimony that but Allah, and he expressed one by folding his hand. Musaddad’s version has: Faith in Allah, and he explained it to them: The testimony that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah, observance of prayer, payment of zak’at, and your giving the fifth of the booty. I forluid you the use of pumpkins, green jarrs, vessels smeared with pitch, and hollow stumps of palm-trees. Ibn ‘Ubaids version has the word muqayyar (vessels smeared with pitch) instead of naqir (hollow stumps). Musaddad’s version has naqir and muqayyar (pitch); he di mention (vessels smeared with pitch).

Abu Dawud said: The name of Abu Jamrah is Nasr b. ‘Imran al-Duba’i.


Book 20, Number 3684:

Abu Hurairah said: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said to the Deputation of ‘Abd al-Qais: I forbid you the use of hollow stumps, vessels smeared with pitch, green jars, pumpkins, and a skin cut off at the top, but drink from your skin and tie it with a string.


Book 20, Number 3685:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

In the story of the deputation of Abdul Qays Ibn Abbas said: They (the people) asked: In which should we drink, Prophet of Allah? The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: You should use those skin vessels that are tied at their mouths.


Book 20, Number 3686:

Narrated Qays ibn an-Nu’man:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Do not drink from hollowed stumps, vessel smeared with pitch, pumpkins, and green jars, but drink from a skin which is tied with string. If the drink ferments, lighten it by infusing water. If you are helpless, then pour it away.


Book 20, Number 3687:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

The deputation of ‘Abd al-Qais asked (the Prophet): From which (vessels) should we drink? He (the Prophet) replied: Do not drink from pumpkins, vessels smeared with pitch, and hollow stumps, and steep dates in skins. They asked: Apostle of Allah, if it ferments ? He replied: Infuse water in it. They asked: Apostle of Allah . . .” (repeating the same words). He replied to them third or fourth time: Pour it away. He thensaid: Allah has forbidden me, or he said : He has forbidden me wine, game of chance and k�bah (drums). He said: Every intoxicant is unlawful. Sufyan said: I asked ‘Ali b. Badhimah about kubah. He replied: Drum.


Book 20, Number 3688:

Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade us the use of pumpkins, green jars, hollow stumps and wine made from barley.


Book 20, Number 3689:

Narrated Buraydah ibn al-Hasib:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: I forbade you three things, and now I command (permit) you for them. I forbade you to visit graves, now you may visit them, for in visiting them there is admonition. I forbade you drinks except from skin vessels, but now you may drink from any kind of vessels, but do not drink an intoxicant. I forbade you to eat the meat of sacrificial animals after three days, but now you may eat and enjoy it during your journeys.


Book 20, Number 3690:

Narrated Jabir b. ‘Abd Allah:

When the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) forbade, the use of (wine) vessels, the Ansar said : They are inevitable for us. Thereupon he said: If so, then no.


Book 20, Number 3691:

Narrated ‘Abd Allah b. ‘Amr:

The Prophet (may peace be upon him) mentioned the vessels : pumpkins, green jarrs, vessels smeared with pitch and hollow stumps. A desert Arab said : We have no vessels (except these). He said : Drink (from them) what is lawful.


Book 20, Number 3692:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Sharik through a different chain of narrators. This version has: Avoid that which produces intoxication.


Book 20, Number 3693:

Narrated Jabir b. ‘Abd Allah:

Dates were steeped for the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) in a skin, but when they could not find a skin, they were steeped for him in a small stone vessel.


Chapter 1389: DRINK MADE FROM MIXING OF VARIOUS KINDS OF DATES OR DATES AND RAISINS


Book 20, Number 3694:

Narrated Jabir b. ‘Abd Allah:

The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) forbade mixing raisins and dried dates and unripe dates and fresh dates.


Book 20, Number 3695:

‘Abd Allah b. Abi Qatadah said that his father Abu Qatadah forbade mixing raisins and dried dates, mixing unripe dates and fresh dates, and mixing dates beginning to take on colour and fresh dates. He said: Make nabidh (drink) from each separately.

He (the narrator Yahya) said : Abu Salamah b. ‘Abd al-Rahman narrated to me this tradition on the authority of Abu Qatadah from the Prophet (may peace be upon him).


Book 20, Number 3696:

Narrated A man:

A man from among the Companions of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) forbade (mixing) unripe dates and dried dates, and (mixing) raisins and dried dates.


Book 20, Number 3697:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin:

Kabshah, daughter of Abu Maryam, asked Umm Salamah (Allah be pleased with her): What did the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) prohibit? She replied: He forbade us to boil dates so much so that the kernels are spoiled, and to mix raisins and dried dates.


Book 20, Number 3698:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:

Raisins were steeped for the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and then dried dates were infused in them, or dried dates were steeped and then raisins were infused in them.


Book 20, Number 3699:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:

Safiyyah, daughter of Atiyyah, said: I entered upon Aisha with some women of Abdul Qays, and asked her about mixing dried dates and raisins (for drink). She replied: I used to take a handful of dried dates and a handful or raisins and put them in a vessel, and then crush them (and soak in water). Then I would give it to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) to drink.


Chapter 1390: DRINK MADE FROM UNRIPE DATES


Book 20, Number 3700:

Qatadah said on the authority of Jabir b. Zaid and ‘Ikrimah that they disapproved of the drink made exclusively from unripe dates. This they reported on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas. Ibn ‘Abbas said: I am afraid it may not be muzza’ from which (the people of) ‘Abd al-Qais were prohibited. I asked Qatadah: What is muzza’? He replied: Drink of dates made in a green jar and a vessel smeared.


Chapter 1391: DRINK MADE FROM RAISINS OR DATES (NABIDH)


Book 20, Number 3701:

Narrated Ad-Daylami:

We came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said to him: Apostle of Allah, you know who we are, from where we are and to whom we have come. He said: To Allah and His Apostle. We said: Apostle of Allah, we have grapes; what should we do with them? He said: Make them raisins. We then asked: What should we do with raisins? He replied: Steep them in the morning and drink in the evening, and steep them in the evening and drink in the morning. Steep them in skin vessels and do not steep them in earthen jar, for it it is delayed in pressing, it becomes vinegar.


Book 20, Number 3702:

Narrated ‘A’ishah:

Dates were steeped for the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) in a skin which was tied up at the top and had a mouth. What was steeped in the morning be would drink in the evening and what was steeped in the evening he would drink in the morning.


Book 20, Number 3703:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:

Amrah said on the authority of Aisha that she would steep dates for the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) in the morning. When the evening came, he took his dinner and drank it after his dinner. If anything remained, she poured it out. She then would steep for him at night. When the morning came, he took his morning meal and drank it after his morning meal. She said: The skin vessel was washed in the morning and in the evening. My father (Hayyan) said to her: Twice a day? She said: Yes.


Book 20, Number 3704:

Ibn ‘Abbas said: Raisins were steeped for the Prophet (may peace be upon him) and he would drink it in the morning and the night after, the following day and the night after. He then gave orders and it was given to servants to drink or poured away.

Abu Dawud said: That “it was’ given to servants to drink”, means before it spoiled.

Abu Dawud said: Abu ‘Umar Yahya al-Bahrani.


Chapter 1392: DRINK MADE FROM HONEY


Book 20, Number 3705:

‘A’ishah said that the Prophet (may peace be upon him) used to stay with Zainab, daughter of Jahsh, and drink honey. I and Hafsah counselled each other that if the Prophet (may peace be upon him) enters upon any of us, she must say: [find the smell of gum (maghafir) from you. He then entered upon one of them; she said that to him. Thereupon he said: No, I drank honey at (the house of) Zainab daughter of Jahsh, and I will not do it again. Then the following verse came down: “O Prophet! why holdest thou to be forbidden that which Allah has made lawful to thee ? “Thou seekest.. . . If you two turn in repentance to Allah” refers to Hafsah and ‘A’ishah, and the verse: “When the Prophet disclosed a matter in confidence to one of his consorts” refers to the statement of the Prophet (may peace be upon him): No, I drank honey.


Book 20, Number 3706:

Narrated ‘A’ishah:

The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) liked sweetmeats and honey. The narrator then mentioned a part of the tradition mentioned above. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) felt it hard on hum to find smell from him. In this tradition Saudah said: But you ate gum? He said: No, I drank honey. Hafsah gave it to me to drink. I said: Its bees ate ‘urfut.

Abu Dawud said: Maghafir is a gum ; karasat means ate; ‘urfut is a bees’ plant.


Chapter 1393: ON NABIDH (DATE-DRINK) WHEN IT FERMENTS


Book 20, Number 3707:

Narrated Abu Hurayrah:

I knew that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to keep fast. I waited for the day when he did not fast to present him the drink (nabidh) which I made in a pumpkin. I then brought it to him while it fermented. He said: Throw it to this wall, for this is a drink of the one who does not believe in Allah and the Last Day.


Chapter 1394: TO DRINK WHILE STANDING


Book 20, Number 3708:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) forbade that a man should drink while standing.


Book 20, Number 3709:

Narrated Nazzal b. Samurah:

‘Ali asked for water and he drank it while standing. He then said: Some people disapprove of doing this (drinking while standing), but I saw the Apostle of Allah (may peace, be upon him) doing as I have done.


Chapter 1395: DRINKING FROM MOUTH OF WATER-SKIN


Book 20, Number 3710:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) forbade drinking from the mouth of a water-skin, and riding the animal which feeds on filth and eating the animal which is killed in confinement.

Abu Dawud said: Jallalah means an animal which eats filth and impurities.


Chapter 1396: DRINKING BY INVERTING THE HEADS OF SKIN VESSELS


Book 20, Number 3711:

Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri:

The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) prohibited to drink by inverting the heads of skin vessels.


Book 20, Number 3712:

Narrated A man of the Ansar:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) called for a skin-vessel on the day of the battle of Uhud. He then said: Invert the head of the vessel and he drank from its mouth.


Chapter 1397: DRINKING FROM THE BROKEN PLACE OF A CUP


Book 20, Number 3713:

Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri:

The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) forbade drinking from the brok’en place (of a cup) and blowing into a drink.


Chapter 1398: DRINKING FROM GOLD AND SILVER VESSELS


Book 20, Number 3714:

Ibn Abi Laila said: When Hudhaifaa was in al-Mada’in, he asked for water. A peasant brought him a silver vessel. He threw it away and said: I threw it away, for I prohibited (him) but he did not stop. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) forbade to wear silk or brocade, and to drink from gold and silver vessels. He said: Others have them in this world and you will have them in the next.


Chapter 1399: SIPPING WATER WITH THE MOUTH


Book 20, Number 3715:

Narrated Jabir b. ‘Abd Allah:

The Prophet (may peace be upon him) went to visit a man of the Ansar accompanied by one of his Companions who was watering his garden. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: If you have any water which has remained over night in a skin (we should like it), or we shall sip. (from a streamlet).


Chapter 1400: WHEN SHOULD THE SUPPLIER DRINK?


Book 20, Number 3716:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abu Awfa:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The supplier of the people is the last (man) to drink.


Book 20, Number 3717:

Narrated Anas b. Malik:

The Prophet (may peace be upon him) was brought milk that was mixed with water. A nomad Arab was on his right and Abu Bakr was on his left. He himself drank and gave it to the nomad Arab, and said: He who is on the right, then he who is on his right.


Book 20, Number 3718:

Narrated Anas b. Malik:

When the Prophet (may peace be upon him) drank, he used to breathe three times in the course of a drink and say: It is more wholesome, thirst-quenching and healthier.


Chapter 1401: BLOWING IN A DRINK AND BREATHING INTO IT


Book 20, Number 3719:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade blowing or breathing into a vessel.


Book 20, Number 3720:

Narrated ‘Abd Allah b. Busr from Banu Sulaim:

The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) came to my father and he was a guest with him. He offered food to him and he brought bais. He then brought a drink which he drank and he gave it to the one on his right. He ate dried dates and began to put the kernels on the back of his ring finger and middle finger. When he got up, my father also got up, and held the rein of his mount. He said: Pray to Allah for me. He said: 0 Allah, bless them in what you have provided them, forgive them, and have mercy on them.


Chapter 1402: WHAT SHOULD BE SAID WHEN DRINKING MILK


Book 20, Number 3721:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

I was in the house of Maymunah. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) accompanied by Khalid ibn al-Walid entered. Two roasted long-tailed lizards (dabb) placed on the sticks were brought to him. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) spat. Khalid said: I think that you abominate it, Apostle of Allah. He said: Yes. Then the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was brought milk, and he drank (it). The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then said: When one of you eats food, he should say: O Allah, bless us in it, and give us food (or nourishment) better than it. When he is given milk to drink he should say: O Allah! bless us in it and give us more of it, for no food or drink satisfies like milk.

Abu Dawud said: This is Musaddad’s version.


Chapter 1403: COVERING VESSELS


Book 20, Number 3722:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Shut your door and make mention of Allah’s name, for the devil does not open a door which has been shut; extinguish your lamp and make mention of Allah’s name, cover up your vessel even by a piece of wood that you just put on it and make mention of Allah’s name, and tie up your water-skin mentioning Allah’s name.


Book 20, Number 3723:

Narrated Jabir b. ‘Abd Allah:

The Prophet (may peace be upon him) as saying-this version is not complete-“for the devil does not open a shut door, or loosen a water-skin, or uncover a vessel, for a mouse sets a house on fire over its inhabitants..”


Book 20, Number 3724:

Narrated Jabir b. ‘Abd Allah:

The Prophet (may peace be upon him) as saying: Gather your children when darkness spreads, or in the evening (according to Musaddad), for the jinn are abroad and seize them.


Book 20, Number 3725:

Narrated Jabir:

We were with the Prophet (may peace be upon him) and he asked for something to drink: A man from the company asked: Should we not give you nabidh (drink made from dates) to drink? He replied: Yes. The man went quickly and brought a cup of nabidh. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Why did you not cover it up even by putting a piece of wood on it?

Abu Dawud said: Al-Asma’i’s version has: “You put it on it, …”


Book 20, Number 3726:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:

The water from as-Suqya’ was considered sweetest by the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). Qutaybah said: it was a well on two days’ journey from Medina.

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