''If a large amount of a substance intoxicates, a small amount of it is prohibited''
Fatwa No: 6298

Question

Is ''If a large amount of a substance intoxicates, a small amount of it is prohibited'' a Hadeeth or a rule of Islamic jurisprudence? If it is a Hadeeth, what is its degree of authenticity and who has narrated it?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.

 

"If a large amount of a substance intoxicates, a small amount of it is prohibited" is a Prophetic Hadeeth which was narrated by Abu Daawood  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him in his Sunan; and by At-Tirmithi, Ahmad, Ibn Hibbaan  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them on the authority of Jaabir  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him.

 

It was also narrated by Ahmad  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him; by An-Nasa'ee  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him; and by Ibn Maajah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him on the authority of ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him. Shaykh Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him verified it.

This Hadeeth is considered Saheeh (authentic).

 

And Allaah Knows best.  

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