The Book of Drinks

The Sahih Collection of al-Bukhari

by Imam Bukhari
Translated by: Ustadha Aisha Bewley

Chapter 77. The Book of Drinks

The words of Allah Almighty, "Wine, gambling, stone altars and divining arrows are filth from the handiwork of Shaytan. Avoid them completely so that perhaps you may be successful." (5:90)

5253. It is related from Nafi' from 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "If anyone drinks wine in this world and then does not repent of it, he will be deprived of it in the Next World."

5254. It is related that Sa'id ibn al-Musayyab heard from Abu Hurayra report that during the Night Journey, at Jerusalem the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was brought two cups, one of wine and one of milk. He looked at them and then took the milk. Jibril said, "Praise be to Allah who has guided you to the natural form! If you had taken the wine, your community would have erred."

Ma'mar, Ibn al-Hadi, 'Uthman ibn 'Umar and az-Zubaydi corroborated it from az-Zuhri.

5255. Qatada related that Anas said, "I heard a hadith from the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, which none other than me will relate to you. He said, "Among the signs of the Final Hour are the appearance of ignorance, lessening of knowledge, the appearance of fornication, drinking of wine, and men decreasing and women increasing until there will be one man to care for fifty women.'"

5256. It is related from Abu Salama ibn 'Abdu'r-Rahman and Ibn Musayyab that Abu Hurayra said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "A fornicator is not a believer at the moment he fornicates, someone who drinks wine is not a believer at the moment he drinks, and a thief is not a believer at the moment when steals."

5257. Ibn Shihab said, "'Abdu'l-Malik ibn Abi Bakr ibn 'Abdu'r-Rahman ibn al-Harith ibn Hisham reported to me that Abu Bakr had narrated it to him from Abu Bakr. Then he said, 'Abu Bakr used to add to this, "He who robs something of value while people's eyes are looking at him, is not a believer at the moment when he robs."

I. Wine made from grapes

5258. It is related from Nafi' that Ibn 'Umar said, "Wine was forbidden when there was none of it in Madina."

5259. It is related from Thabit al-Bunani that Anas said, "At the time when wine was forbidden to us we only found (i.e. in Madina) a little of wine made from grapes. Most of our wine was made from unripe and ripe dates."

5260. 'Amir related from Ibn 'Umar: "'Umar stood on the minbar and said, "Following on from that, the prohibition of wine has been revealed. It has five categories: grape, dates, honey, wheat, and barley. 'Wine' is that which overpowers the mind."

II. The prohibition of wine was revealed when it was being made from unripe and ripe dates

5261. Ishaq ibn 'Abdullah ibn Abi Talha related that Anas ibn Malik said, "I used to serve drink to Abu 'Ubayda, Abu Talha and Ubayy ibn Ka'b. It was date wine made from red dates and ripe dates. Someone came and said, 'Wine has been forbidden.' Abu Talha said, 'Anas, get up and pour it out.' So I poured it out."

5262. It is related that Anas was heard to say, "I was standing in our clan tribe serving drink to my uncles. I was the youngest of them. It was date wine. It was said, 'Wine has been forbidden.' They said, 'Throw it out.' So I threw it out.'" The narrator said, "I asked Anas, 'What was their drink?' He answered, 'Fresh dates and unripe dates.' Abu Bakr ibn Anas said, 'That was their wine.' Anas did not deny it."

One of my companions related to me that he heard Anas ibn Malik say, "That was their wine at that time."

5263. It is related from Bakr ibn 'Abdullah that Anas ibn Malik told him that wine was forbidden, and that the wine at that time was made from unripe and ripe dates.

III. Wine made from honey, which is called mead (bit')

Ma'n said, "I asked Malik ibn Anas about fuqqa' (beer made from raisin or barley) and he said, "If it does not intoxicate, then there is no harm." Ibn ad-Darawardi said, "We asked about it and they said, 'If it does not intoxicate, there is no harm."

5263. It is reported from Abu Salama ibn 'Abdu'r-Rahman that 'A'isha said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked about mead and said, "Every drink which intoxicates is haram."

5264. Abu Salama ibn 'Abdu'r-Rahman reported that 'A'isha said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked about mead, which is fermented honey which the people of Yemen used to drink, and the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Every drink which intoxicates is haram.'"

5265. Az-Zuhri related from Anas ibn Malik that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Do not make nabidh* in gourds or pitch-coated vessels (muzaffat)." Abu Hurayra used to add to them the hantam (a type of green jar) and the naqir (a vessel made from a hollowed piece of palm trunk).

[Nabidh is a drink made from soaking fruit overnight.]

IV. What has come about "Wine is any drink which overpowers the mind"

5266. Ash-Sha'bi related that Ibn 'Umar said, "'Umar spoke on the minbar of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said, "The prohibition of wine has been revealed. It is made from five things: grapes, dates, wheat, barley and honey. Wine is that which overpowers the mind. I wish that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, had not left us until he had given us instructions about three matters: the [inheritance of a] grandfather, the inheritance of the person without heirs (kalala), and some types of usury.'"

He (Abu Hayyan) said, "I said, 'Abu 'Amr [i.e. ash-Sha'bi], what about something made from rice in Sind?' He said, 'That did not exist in the time of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace," or he said, 'in the time of 'Umar."

It is reported from Abu Hayyan who has "raisins" in place of "grapes".

5267. It is related from Ibn 'Umar that 'Umar said, "Wine is made from five: raisins, dates, wheat, barley and honey."

V. What has come about someone who considers wine to be lawful and calls it by a different name

5268. It is related that Abu 'Amir or Abu Malik al-Ash'ari said (and by Allah, he did not lie to me) that he heard the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, "There will be people from my community who will consider fornication and silk, wine and musical instruments to be lawful. There will be some people who will camp beside a mountain and a poor man will come to them in the evening with some sheep of theirs and ask them for something and they will say, 'Come back to us tomorrow.' Allah will destroy them in the night and the mountain will fall on them and He will change the rest of them into monkeys and pigs until the Day of Rising."

VI. Making nabidh in jars or small vessels made of brass or stone

5269. Abu Hazim reported that he heard Sahl say, "Abu Usayd as-Sa'idi came and then invited the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to his wedding. His wife, who was the bride, served them." He added, "Do you know what she gave the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to drink? She had soaked some dates in a small vessel overnight for him."

VII. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, allowing the use of jars and containers after forbidding them

5270. It is related from Salim that Jabir said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade certain containers. The Ansar said, "We cannot avoid using them." He said, "Use them then."

This is related from Mansur from Salim ibn Abi'l-Ja'd.

Sufyan related this and in it he said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade certain jars..."

5271. Mujahid related from Abu 'Iyad that 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr said, "When the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade certain drink containers [for making nabidh], it was said to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, 'Not all people can find waterskins.' So he allowed the use of jars, but not those covered in pitch."

5272. It is related by al-Harith ibn Suwayd from 'Ali that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade the the use of gourds and vessels covered in pitch.

This is related from al-A'mash.

5273. It is related that Ibrahim said, "I said to al-Aswad, 'Did you ask 'A'isha, the Umm al-Mu'minin, about what it is disliked to use for the preparation of nabidh?' 'Yes,' he answered. 'I said, "Umm al-Mu'minin, what did the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbid be used for making nabidh?" She answered, "He forbade us, the people of his house, to make nabidh in gourds and vessels covered in pitch." I said, "Did you mention earthernware and hantam (green oiled jars)?" She said, "I relate to you what I heard. Shall I related to you what I did not hear?"'"

5274. Ash-Shaybani said, "I heard 'Abdullah ibn Abi Awfa say, 'The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade the use of green jars.' I asked, 'Can we drink from white vessels?' He said, 'No.'"

VIII. Date infusion as long as it is not intoxicating

5275. It is related that Sahl ibn Sa'd as-Sa'idi said that Abu Usayd as-Sa'idi invited the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to his wedding. His wife served them, and she was the bride on that day. She said, 'Do you know what infusion I made for the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to drink? I soaked some dates in a jar overnight."

IX. al-Badhiq*, and those who forbade all sorts of drinks which intoxicate

[*A drink made from the boiling of the juice of grapes after they have become slightly fermented. It is also called tila']

'Umar, Abu 'Ubayda and Mu'adh thought that tila' was permissible if it was reduced to a third. Al-Bara' and Abu Juhayfa drank it when it was reduced to a half.

Ibn 'Abbas said, "Drink juice when it is still fresh."

'Umar said, "I smelled drink on 'Ubaydullah. I will ask him about it. If it is an intoxicant, then I will flog him."

5276. Sufyan reported that Abu'l-Juwayriya said, "I asked Ibn 'Abbas about badhiq and he said, 'Before there was badhiq, Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, made a prohibition: "Whatever intoxicates is unlawful."' He said, 'The lawful wholesome drinks.' And he said, 'After the lawful wholesome drink, there only remains the foul unlawful.'"

5277. 'Urwa related that 'A'isha said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, liked sweets and honey."

X. The one who thought that one should not mix unripe dates and ripe dates if it is intoxicating, and that two condiments* should not be put in the same dish

[*idam: like dates and raisins or other things. This is because it shows extravagance.]

5278. Hisham related from Qatada that Anas said, "I served Abu Talha, Abu Dujana and Suhayl ibn al-Bayda' a drink which was a mixture of unripe and ripe dates. Then wine was made unlawful and so I threw it away. I was serving them and was the youngest of them. We used to consider that to be wine."

'Amr ibn al-Harith reported that Qatada heard Anas...

5279. 'Ata' reported that he heard Jabir say, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade [mixing] raisins, dates, unripe dates, and fresh dates [in making nabidh]."

[Note: the speed with the drink becomes intoxicating is thereby increased.]

5280. It is related that Abu Qatada said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade mixing ripe and unripe dates or dates and raisons [for making nabidh], and said the nabidh of each of them should be made separately."

XI. Drinking milk

The words of Allah, "From between the dung and blood, We give you pure milk to drink, easy for drinkers to swallow." (16:66)

5281. Sa'id ibn al-Musayyab related that Abu Hurayra said, "On the Night Journey, the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was brought a cup of milk and a cup of wine..."

5282. It is related from 'Umayr, the client of Umm al-Fadl, that Umm al-Fadl said, "The people were unsure about whether the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was fasting on the Day of 'Arafa, so I sent him a vessel containing milk and he drank." Sufyan [one of the transmitters] might have said, "The people were unsure about whether the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was fasting on the Day of 'Arafa, so Umm al-Fadl sent to him..." When he was asked about it [i.e. whether it is mursal or directly connected), he said, "It is from Umm al-Fadl."

5283. Abu Salih and Abu Sufyan related that Jabir ibn 'Abdullah said, "Abu Humayd brought a cup of milk from an-Naqi'* and the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to him, 'Will you not cover it, even if you only put a stick over it?'"

[an-Naqi' is a place in wadi of al-'Aqiq.]

Abu Salih related that Jabir said, "Abu Humayd, a man of the Ansar, brought a cup of milk from an-Naqi' to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Will you not cover it, even if you only put a stick over it?'"

Abu Sufyan related this from Jabir from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

5284. Abu Ishaq said that he heard al-Bara' say, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came from Makka with Abu Bakr. Abu Bakr said, 'We passed by a shepherd and the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was thirsty.' Abu Bakr said, "I milked a little milk into a cup and he drank so that I was pleased. Suraqa ibn Ju'shum came to us on a horse and the Prophet invoked against him. Then Suraqa asked him not to invoke against him and he would go back. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, did that."

5285. 'Abdu'r-Rahman related from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The best sadaqa is a camel which has recently given birth and has abundant milk and a sheep with a lot of milk, giving a bowl in the morning and a bowl in the evening."

5286. It is related from Ibn 'Abbas that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, drank milk and rinsed out his mouth and said, "It contains fat."

5287. Qatada related that Anas ibn Malik said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'I was taken up to the Lote Tree and there were four rivers. Two rivers were on the top and two were hidden. The two on top were the Nile and the Euphrates and the two hidden are two rivers in the Garden. I was given three cups: a cup of milk, a cup of honey, and a cup of wine. I took the one containing milk and drank it. I was told, 'You and your community have hit on the natural form.'"

It is related from Qatada from Anas ibn Malik from Malik ibn Sa'sa'a from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, the like of what he said about the rivers, but he did not mention the three cups.

XII. Seeking sweet water

5288. It is related from Ishaq ibn 'Abdullah that he heard Anas ibn Malik say, "Abu Talha had more palm trees than any of the Ansar in Madina. His favourite property was Bayruha' which was opposite the mosque. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to enter it and drink its sweet water. When it was revealed: 'You will not attain true goodness until you give of what you love' (3:93), Abu Talha got up and said, 'Messenger of Allah, Allah says, "You will not attain true goodness until you give of what you love." The property I love the best is Bayruha'. It is sadaqa for Allah whose kindness I hope for, and I hope that it will be stored up for me with Allah. Messenger of Allah, dispose of it in whatever way Allah shows you is best.' The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Excellent! That is a profitable (rabih or rayih. ('Abdullah was unsure about which word)) property. I have heard what you have said about it and I think that you should give it to your relatives.' Abu Talha said, 'I will do that, Messenger of Allah!' So Abu Talha divided it up among his relatives and cousins."

Isma'il and Yahya ibn Yahya said, "rayih".

XIII. Drinking milk mixed with water

5289. Az-Zuhri related that Anas ibn Malik reported to him that he saw the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, drink milk when he came to his house. [He said,] "I milked a sheep and then mixed it with water from the well for the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He took the cup and drank. Abu Bakr was at his left and a bedouin at his right. He gave what was left to the bedouin and then said, 'The right first. The right first.'"

5290. Sa'id ibn al-Harith related from Jabir ibn 'Abdullah that the Prophet , may Allah bless him and grant him peace, visited a man of the Ansar with a companion of his. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to him, "Do you have any water which you have kept overnight in a skin? Otherwise we will drink straight from the water." He said, "The man was watering his garden and the man said, 'Messenger of Allah. I have some water which has been kept overnight. Go to the shed.' He took them both there and poured the water into a cup and then milked a sheep of his which he kept at home. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, drank and then the man who had come with him drank,'"

XIV. Drinking sweets and honey

Az-Zuhri said, "It is not lawful to drink the urine of people in case of some need which occurs, since it is impurity. Allah Almighty says, "All good things are lawful for you..." (5:4)

Ibn Mas'ud said about intoxicants, "Allah has not placed your healing in that which He has forbidden you."

5291. It is related that 'A'isha said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to like sweets and honey."

XV. Drinking while standing

5292. An-Nazzal said, "'Ali came to the door of the courtyard and drank water while standing. He said, 'Some people dislike drinking while standing but I saw the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, do what you saw me doing.'"

5293. An-Nazzal ibn Sabra related from 'Ali prayed Zuhr and then sat in the courtyard of the mosque of Kufa to settle the needs of people until it was time for the 'Asr prayer. Then some water was brought and he drank and washed his face and hands, and his head and feet. Then he stood and drank what was left while he was standing. Then he said, "Some people dislike drinking standing but the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to do the like of what I did."

5294. Ash-Sha'bi related that Ibn 'Abbas said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, drank from Zamzam while standing."

XVI. The one drank while stopped on his camel

5295. It is related from 'Umayr, the client of Ibn 'Abbas that Umm al-Fadl bint al-Harith sent the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, a cup of milk while he was stopped in the evening of 'Arafa. He took it in his hand and drank it."

Malik added from Abu'n-Nadir, "On his camel".

XVII. Passing to the person on right in drinking

5296. Ibn Shihab related from Anas ibn Malik that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was given some milk mixed with water when there was a bedouin on his right and Abu Bakr on his left. He drank and then gave it to the bedouin, saying, "The right, the right.'"

XVIII. Can a man ask permission of the one on his right to give the drink to someone who is older?

5297. Abu Hazim ibn Dinar related from Sahl ibn Sa'd that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was brought a drink and drank from it. There was a boy on his right and some old men on his left. He asked the boy, 'Will you give me permission to give it to these people?'" The boy said, "By Allah, Messenger of Allah, I will not give anyone else my portion from you." Sahl said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, put it in his hand."

XIX. Drinking water directly from a water basin

5298. Sa'id ibn al-Harith related from Jabir ibn 'Abdullah that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, visited a one of the Ansar with a companion. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and his companion greeted him and the man returned the greeting and said, 'Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be your ransom. This is a hot time.' The man was watering his garden. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Do you have water kept overnight in a skin? Otherwise we will drink directly from the water.' The man was watering his garden and the man said, 'Messenger of Allah, I have some water kept overnight on a skin.' He went to the shed and poured some water in a cup and then milked some milk from a sheep of his he kept at home. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, drank and then returned it, and the man who had come with him drank."

XX. The young serving the old

5299. Anas was heard to say, "I was standing in our clan tribe serving drink to my uncles. I was the youngest of them. I was serving date wine. It was said, 'Wine has been forbidden.' He said, 'Pour it out.' We poured it out." I said to Anas, 'What was their drink?' He said, 'Fresh dates and unripe dates." Abu Bakr ibn Anas said, "That was their wine." Anas did not object. One of my companions relatd to me that he heard Anas say. "That was their wine on that day."

XXI. Covering vessels

5300. 'Ata' related that he heard Jabir ibn 'Abdullah say, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'When the night darkens, or it is evening, then keep your children close. The Shaytans spread at that time. When an hour of the night has gone, then let them go, Lock the doors and mention the name of Allah. Shaytan does not open a locked door. Tie up waterskins and mention the Name of Allah. Cover up containers and mention the Name of Allah, even by putting something across it. Put out your lamps.'"

5301. 'Ata' related from Jabir that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Put out the lamps when you go to bed, close the doors, tie up the waterskins, and cover food and drinks," and I think that he said, "even with a stick you put over it."

XXII. Turning the mouths of waterskins inside out

5302. 'Ubaydullah ibn 'Abdullah ibn 'Utba related that Abu Sa'id al-Khudri said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade turning the mouths of waterskins inside out," i.e. breaking their mouths in order to drink from them.

5303. 'Ubaydullah ibn 'Abdullah ibn 'Utba related that he heard Abu Sa'id al-Khudri say, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbid turning the mouths of waterskins inside out." Ma'mar or someone else said that it means drinking from their mouths."

XXIII. Drinking from the mouth of a waterskin

5304. Ayyub said, "'Ikrima said to us, 'Shall I tell you a few short things which Abu Hurayra related to us? The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade drinking from the mouth of a waterskin or water bag and he forbade preventing a neighbour from putting a peg into the wall of his house."

5305. 'Ikrima related that Abu Hurayra said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade drinking from the mouth of a waterskin."

5306. It is related by 'Ikrima that Ibn 'Abbas said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade drinking from the mouth of a waterskin."

XXIV. Forbidding blowing into vessels

5307. It is related that Abu Qatada said that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When one of you drinks, he should not breathe into the vessel. When one of you urinates, he should not wash his penis with his right hand. When one of you washes himself [in the lavatory], he should not so so with his right hand."

XXV. Breathing twice or three times while drinking

5308. It is related that Thumama ibn 'Abdullah said, "Anas used to breathe two or three times while drinking from a vessel, and he stated that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to take three breaths."

XXVI. Drinking from gold vessels

5309. It is related that Ibn Abi Layla said, "While Hudhayfa was in Mada'in, he asked for water. The chief brought him a silver cup and he threw it away and said, 'I only threw it away because I forbade him and he did not stop. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade us silk and silk brocade, and to drink from gold or silver vessels. He said, 'They are for them in this world and they are for you in the Next World.'"

XXVII. Silver vessels

5310. It is related that Ibn Abi Layla said, "We went out with Hudhayfa and he mentioned that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, had said, "Do not drink from gold or silver vessels and do not wear silk or silk brocade. They are for them in this world and they are for you in the Next World."

5311. 'Abdullah ibn 'Abdu'r-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr as-Siddiq related from Umm Salama, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Someone who drinks from a silver vessel is gulping the fire of Hellfire into his belly."

5312. Mu'awiya ibn Suwayd reported that al-Bara' ibn 'Azib said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, instructed us to do seven things and forbade us seven. He instructed us to visit the sick, to join funeral processions, to bless people who sneeze, to accept invitations, to return the greeting, to help the wronged and to fulfil oaths. He forbade us gold rings, drinking from silver vessels, silk saddle cloths, qissi (a silk/cotton mixture), and wearing silk, silk brocade and istabraq silk."

XXVIII. Drinking from cups

5313. 'Umayr, the client of Umm al-Fadl, reported from Umm al-Fadl that they were uncertain about whether the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was fasting on the Day of 'Arafa and so a cup of milk was sent to him and he drank.

XXIX. Drinking from the cup and vessel of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace

Abu Burda said, "'Abdullah ibn Salam said to me, 'Shall I let you drink from a cup from which the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, drank?'"

5314. Abu Hazim related that Sahl ibn Sa'd said, "An Arab woman* was mentioned to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and he ordered Abu Usayd as-Sa'idi to send for her. He sent for her and she came and stayed in the fortress of the Banu Sa'ida. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went to her and entered where she was. There was a woman with her head bowed. When the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, spoke to her, she said, 'I seek refuge with Allah from you.' He said, 'I give you refuge from me.' They said to her, 'Do you know who this is?' 'No,' she replied. They said, 'This is the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, who has come to propose marriage to you.' She said, 'I was very unfortunate in that.' The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, then went and sat in the veranda of the Banu Sa'ida with his Companions. Then he said, 'Sahl, give us some water.' I brought out this cup to them and let them drink from it." [Abu Hazim said,] "Sahl produced that cup for us and we drank from it."

He said, "Then 'Umar ibn 'Abdu'l-'Aziz later asked him to give it to him, and he gave it to him."

[*This was the Jawniyya woman.]

5315. Abu 'Awana related that 'Asim al-Ahwal said, "I saw the cup of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, with Anas ibn Malik. It had broken and he had bound it with silver." He said, "It was a excellent wide cup made of tamarisk wood. Anas said, 'I let the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, drink from this cup for more than such-and-such a time.'"

He said that Ibn Sirin said, "There was an iron ring around it. Anas wanted to replace it with a silver or gold ring, but Abu Talha told him, 'Do not change anything that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, had done.' So he left it."

XXX. Drinking for the sake of the blessing and blessed water

5316. This hadith is related from Jabir ibn 'Abdullah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He said, "I remember when I was with the Prophetm may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and it was time for the 'Asr prayer. We had no water with us except a bit which was left over. It was put into a vessel and brought to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He put his hand in it and opened out his fingers. Then he said, 'Come, those who want to do wudu'. The blessing is from Allah.' I saw the water gushing from between his fingers. The people did wudu' and drank. I tried to drink more than I could put in my stomach of it because I knew that it was a blessing." Salim ibn Abi'l-Ja'd asked Jabir, "How many of you were there on that day?" He answered, "1400."

'Amr corroborated it from Jabir. Husayn and 'Amr ibn Murra said that it is from Salim from Jabir and is "1500." Sa'id ibn al-Musayyab corroborated it from Jabir.