Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(a.), a comprehensive designation for intoxicating drinks, several kinds of which were produced in early Arabia, such as mizr (from barley), bitʿ (from honey: Buk̲h̲ārī, Mag̲h̲āzī, bāb 60; As̲h̲riba, bāb 4; Adab, bāb 80; or from spelt: Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal, iv. 402), faḍīk̲h̲ (from different kinds of dates: Buk̲h̲ārī, As̲h̲riba, bāb 3, 21).

Grapes being scarce in Arabia, it is said that in al-Madīna “wine” was usually prepared from kinds of dates, exceptionally from grapes (Buk̲h̲ārī, As̲h̲riba, bāb 2, 3; Muslim, As̲h̲riba, trad. 3, 6). This may be true. Yet even these traditions…

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Wensinck, A. J., “Nabīd̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3377>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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